How To Make Movies At Home
Shot in Biddeford, Maine and surrounding areas during the summer of 2011, this film is three things at once:
- The story of a band of small-town filmmakers whose world is threatened by an encroaching Hollywood production.
- A fully functional “How To”, providing ten practical lessons on filmmaking woven into the fabric of the story.
- A proud flagship for a new vision of what it means to be a filmmaker.
The movie hopes to inspire and empower people wherever it is shown, because your new favorite movie is the one you’re about to make.
Are you and your friends making movies? If not, are you crazy? The wall between “pro” and “am” has crumbled to the ground and a new wave of folk cinema is rolling in, big time! But don’t worry, it’s never too late to start! See HOW TO MAKE MOVIES AT HOME, and be peppered with lessons on the craft of filmmaking both subtle and overt! Marvel at the mysteries of Screen Direction! Gasp and the wonders of Lighting! Delve into the inner workings of a new-wave folk cinema band at their hour of greatest challenge… Walk in an absolute neophyte, walk out with a gleam in your eye! Ten real substantial lessons woven through the story, and untold others lurking in the subtext!
Followed by Q&A with director Morgan Nichols.
Co-Presented with the Maine Film and Video Association.