12-2-11: The Maryland Morning Screen Test Presents Doug Sadler
On the last Wednesday of the month, we interview members of Maryland’s film community, and we screen some of their films for an audience at the Windup Space on North Avenue.
On Wednesday, November 30, Tom Hall interviewed filmmaker Doug Sadler. He’s known for his elegant and emotional depictions of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Doug Sadler created the feature films Riders and Swimmers, which portray the stories of the people we routinely drive by, as well as those who rely on the water for a living.
Sadler talks about how he was inspired by Lars von Trier’s dogme movement when creating Riders, and how his experience as a young teenager on the Eastern Shore affected his decision to write the film Swimmers–and about his experience at the Sundance Institute’s Feature Filmmaking Labs.
Doug Sadler spends time in both Easton and New York. He’s also the artistic director of the Chesapeake Film Festival, and runs an artist-driven advertising company called the Pocket Media Group.
You can check out his work here.
We want to thank Joe Squared for providing delicious pizza. You can try some–and listen to awesome tunes–at both their locations. At their Station North spot tonight, it’s the jazz crooner Hanford, with Jon Lindsay and Oh So Peligroso. At their Power Plant location, you can see the singer songwriter Garret Anderson.
The Screen Test graphic designer is Caleb Moore. Our photographer is Christopher Moore –you can see more of his work at his website, threedaysatsea.com.