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Friday Films: Vermont Filmmakers Night at Sugarbush

August 19 @ 8:00 pm


Come enjoy free outdoor movies this summer on Friday nights at Sugarbush Resort. Our new outdoor movie screen will be set up on the grass at the bottom of Super Bravo Express Quad. We will be showing three short documentaries.

Alli Rood

Allie grew up in the Mad River Valley and is the daughter of a design/ build architect. She graduated with a BA in Art with a focus on sculpture and digital media, from Whitman College. She is also an alumnus of Yestermorrow Design/ Build school. While pursuing a path in professional skiing in her 20s, Allie discovered her passion for filmmaking. She has spent over a decade working in the outdoor industry as a Director and content creator, and in that time has produced video content ranging from major TV Commercials to documentaries which have screened at various festivals across the world. For the last 4 years, Allie has worked as Production Manager for the beloved New Zealand outdoor brand Macpac- leading production for all content streams in the business. Allie considers “Design/ Build Movie”, a documentary about her hometown, to be a very personal passion project; she has been working on it for over five years

Dave Smith

Dave Smith is a videographer and short filmmaker from Middlesex, Vermont. He spent much of his career as a print journalist and loves to tell stories about the people and landscape of Vermont. A self-taught filmmaker, Smith started Capture: Video Storytelling in 2016. He creates videos of all lengths and flavors for clients that include small businesses, nonprofits and individuals.
Smith was born in Washington, D.C., and has lived up and down the eastern edge of the U.S. He’s been in Vermont, where he lives with his wife and son, since 1993.

Eyesore: The story of a building of no particular importance:
For 60 years or more, the Old Stockwell House stood empty on Route 2 in the village of Middlesex, Vermont.
Rundown, dangerous and a bit spooky, the Stockwell House was an imposing structure that caught the eye of everyone driving through the village, prompting the question, “What are they going to do with that?”
It had been a rooming house and a home to businesses. It was believed to have housed workers who built the railroad that passes nearby, and it provided a suitably creepy venue for the annual Halloween haunted house in the 1970s.
There are few records of the Stockwell House, and no one alive with a clear memory of how exactly the building was used or who lived there. Last purchased in 1963, the building sank into slow decline lasting decades.
A local filmmaker, Dave Smith, lives next door to the building, and was paying attention when it was finally taken apart.
“Eyesore: A Building Concludes,” is a short tribute to a building and its inevitable end. The film explores the emotions and challenges of old structures that tie us to the history of our towns and our lives. The film digs into the building’s past, the dismantling process and a possible future.

Marion Abrams

Marion Abrams is a podcasting coach & consultant with deep experience in podcasting and content creation. She built Spartan’s podcast from the ground up – from an audience of 0 to over 40 million views & downloads. She has worked on a range of projects from social media advisor on a gubernatorial campaign, to creating the documentary film “Flood Bound”, to directing TV ads for Vermont Lottery. On her own podcast “Grounded Content” she explores what drives customer actions, and where the lines are between persuasion and manipulation. For 30 years Marion has helped businesses, organizations and individuals clearly convey their message. Today she continues to work with Spartan Race, is the official podcasting coach for Hubspot’s creator program, and helps other thought leaders, business leaders, and podcast hosts to design and elevate their podcast presence.

Flood Bound:
What happens when natural disaster strikes a tiny New England town? On August 28th 2011 tropical storm Irene hit tiny Pittsfield, Vermont hard, destroying homes and completely cutting off roads to the north and the south. Pittsfield was an island, with no power and no phone service. Then the amazing happened. Whatever you needed, someone had for you. A provisional medical clinic was set up in the library, food and water distribution in the Volunteer Firehouse, freezer emptying cook outs on the green, along with a makeshift school and soccer games for the kids. Bicycles and ATVs replaced cars, and hugs replaced nods as the standard greeting in town. Filmmaker Marion Abrams, and 36 other Pittsfield residents, tell the story of a community that was always self-reliant, strong, ingenious and generous, proving itself (like so many other communities) to be even more so when faced with challenge.

Bring a blanket and maybe some bug spray (just in case). Movies begin at dusk, around 8:00 PM and run till 9:30 PM. Food and beverages will be available, please no outside food or drink. This is a shine only event. For more information call 802-583-6590.

Sponsored by The North Face and Coke


August 19
8:00 pm
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