*UPDATED WITH TRAILER LINK… the previous Vimeo link was not working… (You can also Google “Monhegan Light Trailer” or click the link below…)
You’ve got to watch this movie trailer. I swear this movie is going to be a winner! I just recently found out that a group of students from Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies created a film based on a short story by Richard Russo. The story is about a cinematographer who travels to Monhegan Island to confront a painter about his relationship with his deceased wife. There is an actual story line. The scenery is beyond stunning. I have to give them a thumbs up on all levels. For those of you who have been to Monhegan, this will transform you back to that special place.
Watch the TRAILER and see what I mean, and then spread the word! Find out where the screening locations will be as well as a bit about the crew and the project on their Facebook page! Note, when you click on the link, you can click on that little icon to see it full screen!
Read this from lpfilmforum.com
More than a short film, really, “Monhegan Light” approaches the mid-length genre at almost thirty minutes running time. The film was produced by a team of Ohio University students, led by Associate Professor Frederick Lewis (who executive produced) and directed by Joe Battaglia, an OU student. Money was raised to produce the film ($18,000) which was shot on location in four days on Monhegan Island, Maine.
For those of you who are familiar with Monhegan you will notice Alison Hill‘s paintings, as well as her yard and her living room (with cool orange sofa)! This group did such a fantastic job. They raised the money, they worked hard and I really want to promote them!
If you’re interested in behind the scenes movie making, watch this video they made… you will see gorgeous scenes of Monhegan around18-19 minutes into it. Marcus DeAnda did a great job as the main character. So believable and he had so much emotion. Perfect casting. Great job to all the actors, Joe Battaglia (Director and Producer) and all the people behind the scenes. Its amazing how much work is involved. Read more about them all on their Facebook page!
F L A S H B A C K
O N E Y E A R A G O… Featured Artist… Tibor Nagy!
T W O Y E A R S A G O… Stonefish… a must see!
Catch you back here tomorrow!
Image via Monhegan Light Facebook…