My final piece for the Upper Valley.com re: the Film Festival, on the legendary Sabra Field.
We learned much in my stint as guest blogger ( a big thank you to the Festival for the press passes) at the New Filmmakers Festival. It is difficult to get a film made; Kickstarter and other forms of crowd sourcing are making that easier and are a new means of support for artists. There is a lot of bad acting in some indie films as the artists must rely on friends and family. (Now I am hoping to be one of those actors. To paraphrase Dorothy Parker, “I think I’d be darling at it.”). Successful people need and want to share what they’ve learned. Jay Craven is a whirlwind. The Middlebury Inn is charming, and so old that it has an elevator from 1926 that requires a human operator! Vermont is an outstandingly beautiful place filled with interesting people. But we knew that. . .