Kerry Kazokas, a respected local artist, teacher, actor and
filmmaker shared her experiences as a screenwriter and film director on
Sunday, December 12, at the Pioneer Valley Regional School's Kiva
Her talk was the third in a series of
presentations by local professional filmmakers, as part of the
Transition Towns film project, "Envisioning Our Communities in
2030-Looking Back to Our Future."
A PVRS graduate, Kazokas
spent much of her childhood in Northfield. She spoke about the process
of writing the screenplay, "Free to Fly", which then led to co-directing
and co-producing, with Michael Schena, the film with a local production
company, Northern Lights. Kazokas elaborated on the process of
character and story development and discussed, from an artistic
perspective, the importance of camera angles and shots to effectively
create the tone of the story. Additionally, she talked about engaging
local talent and working with a "zero budget project."
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