Trees: Broken Branches Wins Best Film

A Note from the Desk of Lisa Maydwell:

I traveled to Lithuania June 19th to participate in the Summer Media Studios film making class/workshop. This turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There were 45 participants divided into seven teams. I pitched Broken Branches, an episode that was inspired by my friend and coworker Krissy Langley and written by yours truly. We had seven days to make the short film. My team won Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Film. Our next steps will be submitting to film festivals in America and around the world.

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Cooper's Plantation: Circle City Film Festival Official Selection

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Cooper's Plantation. We were recently notified that our short film, Cooper's Plantation, shot on location in Russellville, Kentucky is an official selection for the short narrative film category in the Circle City Film Festival. Cooper's Plantation is a period piece starring Bryan Patrick McCulley, Ja'Taun Durden, and introducing Chris Blackhouse. A love story where a young girl must choose between the comforts of the big house or following the man she loves to freedom.

Join us for the screening at Georgetown Cinema 3898 Lafayette Road Indianapolis, In 46254 at 5:30 pm.


Cooper's Plantation Premiere

Local Talent Starring in Premiere
of Cooper’s Plantation During August 8th
Saturday, August 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m.,
on the grounds of the West Kentucky African American
Heritage Center, 6th and Morgan Street in
Russellville, activities will be underway for the premiere
of Cooper’s Plantation, the first in a miniseries shot on
location in Russellville and Auburn, Kentucky this summer. 

        The film project includes several hometown
people in major rolls as well as extras. Including
Christopher Gatewood, in the starring role and Chris
Holloman and Nancy J. Dawson in supporting rolls.  Dawson
is also serving as associate producer along with
Indianapolis based producer and director Lisa Maydwell. 
The film was shoot at the Bibb House and McCutchen Meadows
plantation.   Cast and crew from Bowling Green,
Hopkinsville and Nashville participated in the
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the cast and crew of the film will
be available for fans to meet and sign autographs.  Also,
the Kentucky State University Mobile Food Truck along with
Russellville Urban Gardening Project, Inc., and Slappy’s
Pizza and Subs restaurant will be serving samples of
garden-fresh squash pizza.          The
film will start at dusk.  Organizers are asking individuals
to bring their own lawn chairs. Food vendors will be on
site.  The outdoor film equipment has been supplied
courtesy of Post Oak Baptist Church.  The Old Courthouse
will serve as the rain location.  A second showing of the
film sponsored by the Russellville Urban Gardening Project,
(4-H Club) will be Sunday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. at the
Logan County Extension Office. For more information contact
Dr. Nancy J. Dawson at