By Eddy Bolz
Co-Producer of Damnationland and Projectionist for Movies at the Museum
On Halloween weekend, a series of “Made in Maine” short horror films will be shown at local movie theaters around the state. One of which screening will be at the Movies at the Museum on Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
The series, Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed, features local filmmakers, writers, actors, and music. The series of seven shorts have been produced exclusively for this event, and all of these films will be making their world premiere on Halloween weekend.
The main purpose for this event is to showcase as much Maine talent in a short and entertaining way and also to hopefully scare the crap out of people. The one thing that I think is unique and special about Damnationland is that the majority of the filmmakers are not well versed in the horror genre. We asked filmmakers from all backgrounds to take part by creating a 10 minute horror film. It’s a cool challenge and a real testament to one’s ability, and these guys and gals not only show how talented they are but set an example for Maine filmmaking. Given the bare bones budget for the films, I think Damnationland is a triumph of true independent moviemaking. And it’s all done by Mainers!
Tickets for Damnationland are $7 and will be sold at the admissions desk on the day of the showing. Join us after the films for a Q & A with filmmakers. Click here for more information.