We also sometimes find ourselves experiencing the lighter side of film: comedy, curious entertainment, a story for the sake of the story. All of these effects are apparent at times, but mostly hidden. Perhaps the least acknowledged of these realities, however, is that every filmmaker starts somewhere, and rarely with a first attempt that is so beautiful as to make it to a festival.
The Film Academy of Telluride would like to recognize Media Ranch for their recognition that everyone starts somewhere. A huge silver-screen thank you for the donation of equipment needed to take our screening room to the professional level we strive for. The generosity of spirit represented by this gift makes us all better, and will be a memorable part of the lives of the youth and other community members who take part in our programs for years to come.
If you would also like to get involved with FAT productions and help support our inaugural year, please contact me at 970/708 9561. There are indeed endless possibilities.
– Ernest Eich, executive director, Film Academy Telluride