Mason Richards’ narrative
short film will be screening as part of the Cal Arts Film Directing Showcase 2010 on Friday, May 7th at 8pm at REDCAT Theatre in Los Angeles (631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 – (213) 237-2800.) All are encouraged to attend!
The film, centers around, Marjorie, an older Guyanese woman who struggles with loneliness, abandonment and sacrifice as she prepares for her Grandsonâ€™s move to America to be with his mother.The cast and crew consisted of local Guyanese non-actors, non-professionals and students in town working alongside a crew from Los Angeles. This film was made possible by fundraising and donations totaling $20,000 through a non-profit fiscal sponsor affiliate of the Peace Corps: Friends of RPCVs of Guyana (FROG). A major part of making this film is that the filmmaker would return to his home country, and share what he has learned and make a film â€œin the community – with the community.â€? This is the third narrative film to ever be shot in Georgetown, Guyana.