The announcement broadcast live on Access Sacramento revealed the names of the projects and writers who will produce their films over the summer, with a world premiere red carpet showcase for the 10 projects on Sat. Oct. 5 at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre.
With the writers now becoming producers, more than 250 volunteers turned out at the Coloma Community Center in hopes of being selected help as an actor or as a member of the technical crew on one of the 10 films.
The writers come from all around the region with three from Sacramento and others from Antelope, Carmichael, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Fair Oaks, Rocklin and West Sacramento.
“A Place Called Sacramento” awards 10 family-friendly scripts each year with the opportunity to have the script turned into a movie with a guaranteed big screen world premiere, cable distribution of the Access Sacramento public access cable channel and credit listings on the prestigious Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com).
To volunteer or contact a particular project or writer, send an email to the writer to begin a conversation. The winning writers with their project descriptions are:
Winning Projects (alphabetical order):
“By Any Other Name” by Leonard Feldman (Rocklin) – Sacramento claims a civil rights victory when two courageous school workers tackle the system to remove a historically racist name from a local public school.
“ChefNSacramento ” by Samantha K. Henderson (Sacramento) – Many dads will do almost anything to help out their kid, but one Sacramento father may find he can only really help his daughter by doing exactly what he already does best.
“Crème Brûlée” by Judi Price (Fair Oaks) – Will an insecure woman realize the value of true love when she’s caught lying to the woman of her dreams?
“Empty Nest” by M.L. Hamilton (Elk Grove) – Natalie always knew her daughter would one day leave Sacramento for college, but she never dreamed she’d have so many feelings about being an “empty nester.”
“Emma” by Robert Norwood (Sacramento) – A man accidentally meets the woman of his dreams at a Sacramento coffee shop, but an unlikely cancer diagnosis threatens their future together.
“Family Love” by Kimberly Spears (Carmichael) – After the sudden death of their mother, Katelyn and her young siblings battle adversity in hopes “Family Love” will be the force that keeps them together.
“Flight of the Heron” by Olivia Reedy & Todd Bull (Antelope) – A young Chinese-American med student is transported back in time to historic Sacramento, but things get even more complicated when she must convince her ancestor to defy a Chinese immigration ban and smuggle his wife into the U.S.
“Oedipus Weeps” by Amy Lawrence (Sacramento) – For many people, writer’s block is a minor inconvenience, for Ben it may prove to be fatal.
Watch the announcement event on Access Sacramento to hear about the specific needs being requested on the following schedule:
Thursday, May 16th @ 10:00pm
Friday, May 17th @ 2:00pm
Saturday, May 18th @ 6:00am
Sunday, May 26th @ 8:00pm
Monday, May 27th @ 12:30pm
Tuesday, May 28th @ 4:30am
Access Sacramento is a local non-profit foundation operating two cable television channels and cablecast/internet/over-the-air radio station KUBU-LP 96.5 FM. Watch on Comcast and Consolidated Communications Cable Channels 17 & 18, and AT&TU-Verse channel 14.
For more information about Access Sacramento, visit our website AccessSacramento.org or contact Executive Director, Gary Martin at 916-456-8600.
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