Monday, July 27, 2009
They say—"there is at time for everything," and "timing is everything is life," and "no time like the present." Well it seems that now IS the time for independent film production in Martin County and the Treasure Coast.
Coincidence or not, this week's guest, Nancy Turrell from the Arts Council of Martin County explained how the Arts Council and the Friends of the Blake Library have teamed up to deliver a series of independent film screenings. Officially, entitled 'Southern Circuit-Tour of Independent Film Makers,' the series will run from September 2009 to April 2010 (excluding December and January).
The only other city in the State of Florida that is also participating in the series is Jacksonville. Since there is somewhat of a “cult” following of independent films, the Arts Council is planning to work with area hotels to create film package get-a-ways to encourage visitors to come, enjoy the screening and 'hang out' in Martin County for a while.
Films scheduled to be screened include:
• DARE NOT WALK ALONE, Jeremy Dean, director/producer
• PANTS ON FIRE, Colin Campbell, director/producer
• MILKING THE RHINO, David E. Simpson, director/producer
• VISUAL ACOUSTICS: THE MODERNISM OF JULIUS SHULMAN, Eric Bricker, director/producer
• THE RECKONING: THE BATTLE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, Paco de Onis director, Pam Yates, producer
• BLEACHER BOYS, Karen Hunter, producer
For more information on the screenings, contact the Arts Council at http://www.martinarts.org/.
In addition to the show's usual segments, Talkin' Tourism host Gary Guertin and co-host Robin Hicks-Connors reviewed past show topics and provided updates to tourism initiatives around the Treasure Coast. Tried as they might, they were only able to get as far as the May 14th show. Guertin remarked, "It is amazing how many topics we have covered…and so many more to go!"
The link to listen to the July 24 show is HERE.
Join us for more Talkin' Tourism of Florida's Treasure Coast this coming Friday on WPSL 1590 at 10 a.m.
Posted by Talkin' Tourism at 7:01 AM