Tom Sims summarizes short films from the Cape May Film Camp
Have you ever bought a loaf of fresh, oven-baked bread from a roadside stand on Sunset Boulevard? How about attend the West Cape May Farmers Market? The third week of Film Camp found our students out in the region, capturing footage and making great short films about subjects in our own backyard.
Cape May: Reality Stops Here is the first short video created by our students. It’s a play on the catchphrase made popular by Ink Well’s T-shirt maven, Heidi Cummings. The mayor, George Mesterhazy, the East Lynne Theater Company cast, and even Hot Dog Tommy got in on the act. The film promotes our great region.
Clay Oven Bread is a short film about Elizabeth Degener, a businesswoman who bakes bread for an ever-growing fan base who visits her stand on Sunset Boulevard. If you haven’t stopped to buy a loaf of her bread in a variety of flavors, you haven’t had some of the best bread in the region.
Fun & Fresh describes the West Cape May Farmers’ Market, and the short film created by the students gives you just the right flavor for how this town tradition has taken off. Featuring hot licks from local favorite band Bluebone and hot dishes from many vendors, this market supports local agriculture and entrepreneurs alike!
Gardens of Cape May, Part 1 is a work in progress but starts out beautifully. Featuring two gardens in the area from Dave and Chris Clemans and Richard Samuelson, this is the start of what will become a fantastic garden tour of our area. If you know of any gardens that are worth filming for this project, let us know.
And what film camp would be complete without some less-than-serious films – like The History of Flip Flops and Guido Vampires. Are you ready for a cross between Twilight and Jersey Shore?
Congratulations to our students at our last camp of the season, Drew Bencie, Emilie Cooper, Tom Kelly, Jack Kelly, Caleb Schafer, Russ Sperry, and Joel Torres (with special help from Hope Connelly). Also thanks to our instructors, Katie Kincade, Meighan Hogate, and Peter Pittaluga.
See all these films and more at the Cape May Film Channel on YouTube, www.youtube.com/user/capemayfilm. How can you get your business on our channel, which is nearing 10,000 views? Simple. Sponsor our film festival. Contact us at (609) 884-6700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.