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Red Shed Film Festival Highlights

Red Shed Film Festival ©Kim Smith 2014Red Shed Film Festival Organizers Michael Kelly, Henry Cooper, and Sarah Kelly

The Red Shed Film Festival had a tremendous turnout Saturday night. Festival organizers Henry Cooper, Michael Kelly, and Phil Hopkins were there hosting the screenings, and did a fabulous job running the event. I had a wonderful time and plan to participate again next year. Dining al fresco under the cherry trees on Wally’s Bistrot’s super delicious barbeque and Twin Lights soda just added to the fun.

RedShed Film Festival ©Kim Smith 2014 -1Collecting Cherry Blossom “Snow”

For the next few nights, I’ll post several of my favorite films screened at the festival. Some may have played previously on Good Morning Gloucester, but would be worth seeing again. I hope you enjoy them as much as did I!

The first film, To Hear the Music: The Opus 139 Project by Dennis Larson, is a nine-minute trailer to the larger project of the same name, and features our own Greg Bover!

The Opus 139 Project is an independent documentary film that tracks the progress of design and construction of a new pipe organ for Harvard University’s Memorial Church, built by the C.B. Fisk Pipe Organ Company of Gloucester, Massachusetts. For more information, please contact producer@tohearthemusic.com. Also, find The Opus 139 Project on Facebook and become a fan!

Rockport Festivals produced The Red Shed Film Festival as part of Motif No.1 Day in association with Granite Vision Video Production.

The Red Shed Film Festival Team:
Production: Henry Cooper, Michael Kelly, Sarah Kelly, and  Phil Hopkins,
Graphics: Darren Mason and Kylie Alexander

Cherry Tree ©Kim Smith 2014

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Fisk Documentary almost done

 

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About the Project:

"The Opus 139 Project: To Hear the Music" is a documentary entering its final editing stage that celebrates great music, great craftsmanship, and the unique workplace ethic at C.B. Fisk, Inc. The completed film will tell the interwoven stories of founder Charles Brenton Fisk, his workshop in action, and the enterprise of creating, installing, and voicing a single new pipe organ, in this case Opus 139, commissioned by the late beloved Peter Gomes, for his magnificent Memorial Church at Harvard University.

It is a rare opportunity to be able to document and experience the intricate design process, attention to detail, and stunning craftsmanship involved in the construction of this "King of Instruments." In the last act, the soaring glory of the new organ at Harvard, Opus 139, will be heard at its inaugural concert. The Opus 139 Project is a film about the evolution of a single pipe organ, 3 years in the making, and needs to raise $15,000 in 31 days to complete production. Timeline for finishing is May 2013.

This is, has been, and will be a labor of love, rather than a for-profit project.

Sincerely,

Dennis Lanson, Director/Producer & the Opus 139 Project Team.

Kickstarter link here