Oct 7: Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival – U.S. Premiere of Disregard the Vampire – A Mike Messier Documentary

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On Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 12 noon,  Disregard the Vampire – A Mike Messier Documentary will have its US Premiere at The Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities Art Center (aka QVCAH Art Center) at 111 Main Street in Southbridge, MA as part of The Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival as part of the experimental block of short films. Our film is just under forty minutes, while most of the other shorts are a bit, well, shorter.

Here is the full list for the experimental block:

QVCAH Art Center

12 noon  Experimental Shorts

~ The Stag’s Mirror
~ Idioms of Origins
~ Evocation of a Nightmare~
Eyes in the Back of Her Head~
Disregard the Vampire – A Mike Messier Documentary
Metanoia
~ The Gillian’s Motel
 

Click here to purchase the $10 tickets which supports the festival and venue and remember to enter the correct date of Sat, Oct 7, at 12 noon for the Experimental Block:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shawna-shea-memorial-film-festival-tickets-37424774508

Tickets are limited due to the size of the screening room, so advance purchase is suggested but not required.

Please note that there are two screening locations for this year’s festival and our Disregard the Vampire screening is indeed at  The Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities Art Center at 111 Main Street in Southbridge, MA. 

Here is the Award Winning Teaser of the doc (the teaser itself won a nice award from  Canada’s Yes!, Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival ) 

The poster for the film has also been doing well itself, receiving accolades from both MedFF and Altff . 

Mike and co-producer/co-editor Tim Labonte of Stand Still Pictures intend to be in attendance for the screening and several of the festival’s screenings and events. There will be opportunities for cast, crew, friends and potential fans to discuss the doc and Mike’s future plans for the project’s fate.

“It’s a great honor to premiere our doc in  North America at The Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival”, says Mike. “Skip Shea knows very well the struggles and successes of an independent filmmaker, and this festival is the perfect place to share the lessons learned and emotions experienced with our narrative/documentary hybrid. Perhaps by the end of the day, it will all be in perspective, both for the audience and myself.”

For more info on the festival as a  whole, please click here: Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival

SSFF

The SSFF is the major fundraiser for the Shawna E Shea Memorial Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our mission is to support young people, especially women, in filmmaking, performance arts and other artistic and cultural endeavors through financial assistance, collaborative fellowships, mentoring and educational opportunities. We established the Foundation in memory of Shawna, a creative and artistic young woman who lost her life too soon and we strive to sustain her legacy of encouraging young people who live in the margins of society and yet have dreams and aspirations in the fields of film and performance arts.

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Here are some advance reviews of Disregard the Vampire – A Mike Messier Documentary : A Word of Dreams

One Film Fan

Mike HaberfelnerFinalist-TheShawnaSheaMemorialFilmFestival-2017

 

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