Maine Media Workshops and College will host an evening of alumni film screenings Wednesday, June 2 at 8 p.m. in the Shepherd Theatre, Union Street in the village.

One of the evening’s films, “Brian’s Life,” won the Williamstown Film Festival Student Shorts category last October. Written and directed by Cole Christine of Damariscotta in 2008 while he was a student in Maine Media’s four-week film school workshop, the film was shot primarily in Camden and tells the story of Brian, a lonely, elderly man nearing the end of life.

The evening also will feature several films written, directed and produced by Maine Media College 2009 Professional Certificate graduates. These narrative and documentary pieces also were filmed in the Midcoast and feature a number of the area’s talented actors including Scott Anthony Smith of Brooks and Ivan Zizek of Lincolnville in Ashish Dawar’s “I Am”; Smith in Kevin Carragher’s “Hitchhikers”; Jake Lowe of Camden, Ellen E. Whalley of Damariscotta, Kendall and Reijo Rantala of South Thomaston and Stephen and Aaron Jones of Hope in Mike Strock’s “Peter”; Peter Christine of Damariscotta in Pattiya Thanompudsa’s “Commitment”; and Kris Christine of Damariscotta and Stefanie McAllister of Washington in Carolyn Corzine’s “Unforgettable.”

Maine Media Workshops is a nonprofit educational organization offering year-round workshops for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. Students from across the country and around the world attend courses at all levels, from absolute beginner and serious amateur to working professional; also high school and college students. Professional certificate and master of fine arts programs are available through Maine Media College.

The Shepherd Theatre is located downtown at the end of the parking area immediately behind Union Hall and the Shepherd Building on Central Street. This event is free and open to the public. For information on Maine Media Gallery exhibitions, faculty lectures and all Maine Media programs, visit; call 236-8581; or send e-mail to

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to