Hi, I'm Brad Maule for the Nacogdoches Film Festival, and, you know, one of the things that the film festival does for us is provide scholarships for film students, and it also helps to fund our summer feature.
This summer, we did Sins of the Father, which was written by Ethan Cartwright—a graduate student here at SFA—and he was mentored by Levie Issacks, who is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers and who has worked for studios out in Los Angeles: Paramount, MGM, Universal, all of those studios. He did Dawson's Creek, he's done many, many television shows and films, and he was our cinematographer and assisted the students in learning this summer.
That's a very important part of the Nacogdoches Film Festival, and you can become a part of it, if you'd like, and help us out. There are several options you can do: you can become a donor to the film festival itself and help the scholarship fund. Or, even better, you can buy a pass to the film festival, or a VIP pass, and go to all of the parties and just come and watch movies with us. But anyway that you help, it helps a film student here, and it helps our film program grow bigger and bring film to East Texas.
Our film festival for 2017 is February 24th, 25th and 26th right here in Nacogdoches. I hope you'll join me and all of the others.—Brad Maule, Nacogdoches Film Festival