2016-10-28 / Making it at Home

Local filmmakers share new films at Leavitt Theatre

OGUNQUIT — On Oct. 28, The Leavitt Theatre will host a one-night only screening of seven short Maine-made films as part of an annual showcase titled Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed 2016. The program – in its seventh year – presents genre-defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories, leaning toward visions that are surreal, comedic, and artful, while still providing scares, shocks, and surprises. For more information about Damnationland 2016 and other screenings, visit damnationland.com.

For information about the showtime and ticketing, visit leavittheatre.com.

Damnationland 2016 is executive produced by Charlotte Warren. Other Damnationland team members include social media producer Michelle Pelletier, soundtrack producer and website designer Remy Brecht, and soundtrack producer RJ Wilson. Damnationland was co-founded by Allen Baldwin, Eddy Bolz, and David Meiklejohn and it showcases new films from Maine filmmakers living in the greater Portland area. This year, seven teams of filmmakers produced work for the Damnationland program. The filmmakers are: Ross Morin, Anna Gravel, The Campbell brothers, Christine Louise Marshall, Big Damn Heroes, Allen Baldwin, and Bonfire Films.

In 2015, Jason Hignite at HorrorHound Magazine wrote, “For fans of indie cinema, think of this as a sampler of new and original horror in the style of Creepshow or VHS. Damnationland offers it’s viewers an entertaining journey across the landscape.” In 2010, Dispatch Magazine called 2011’s Damnationland films a “marvelous collection.”

The screening will take place 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at The Leavitt Theatre; admission is $10. Damnationland 2016 is Not Rated and has a running time of 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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