This Wednesday: Maryland Morning Screen Test with Alvin Gray

March 22, 2011 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Maryland Morning Screen Test film series presents Alvin Gray
Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m.
The Windup Space
12 W. North Ave., Baltimore
Admission is Free and Drinks are Cheap

Producer and director Alvin Gray is a behind-the-scenes kind of guy. He cut his teeth working running Overlea High School’s TV and Radio program and as a board operator for Infinity Broadcasting. Then he started studying on The Wire set.

“Everyone else was fighting to see who’d be first to walk across the street, to be extras,” he says. “So I stayed on set, learning shots and lighting.”  Soon he was writing his own scripts and shooting his own films. First came thrillers Torture and Sweet Dreams. Now he’s at work on a slasher called Senior Cut Day.  Next in line? A family drama set in Dundalk that’s part The Wire, part 8 Mile, part…Little Miss Sunshine.

“The family goes through a lot…drugs, rape, gangs,” he says. “When you see Mr. Jones next door, you never know what they go through behind closed doors.”

Maryland Morning arts and culture ace Tom Hall will talk with Gray in front of a live audience about his life behind the camera, and then we’ll screen a selection of his work. We’ll save time at the end for audience questions and conversation.

As always, the Screen Test is free and open to the public. Maryland Morning will air Tom’s conversation with Alvin Gray on Friday, March 25.

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