A host of talented local filmmakers will be featured at the Revival House's third annual "Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local" event at the Milton Theatre Thursday, May 17.
This year marks the third year for the largest gathering of local shorts in the area, with a mix of comedy, drama, suspense and fun, along with music from local favorite Walt Hetfield, art from Keith Mosher and Scott "Skybox Scotty" Deming, and a selection of more than 15 craft beers, wines and Maine Root craft sodas and root beers.
Doors open at 6 p.m., when guests are invited to hear a set by Hetfield and browse the local artwork and photography or sample a beverage or two.
The film program will begin at 7 p.m. and will highlight eight local talented filmmakers' short films, followed by a question-and-answer session with all the directors, immediately following the screening. The films submissions are:
• The Stage - Whether it's his bespectacled Buddy Holly performance, or hosting Mr. Hetfield's Rock n Roll Summer Camp (now in its 19th year), or as his role as music director at Rehoboth Elementary School, Hetfield has been performing for generations of fans in the Delaware area. Hetfield has performed with several bands for more than three decades, including the Sideminders, Key North, Little Sister, Prairie Dog, Phaydrah, and his ever-popular "Oh Boy!" salute to Buddy Holly.
• The Art - Since 2002, Mosher has been capturing the state through film and graphic design with a unique flair that is iconic as his omnipresent "302 Horseshoe Crab" logo that has emblazoned thousands of shirts and hats throughout the area. As the owner of KAM Photography and KAM Productions, Mosher has crafted indelible images with his lens and handcrafted clothing, art and drums that have leapt off the shelves at the Brush Factory in Lewes and Lifecycle in Milford.
With a distinct style, Mosher's art demonstrates deep Delaware roots. Deming is a local artist, photographer and host of LoDel Live, the open mic event at the Milton Theatre. He has been crafting original art both solo and as part of the Dewey Artist Collaboration for the past several years.
Scott Deming graduated from Cape Henlopen High School and the University of Delaware with a degree in English education. He has studied major literary, intellectual and artistic movements throughout human history.
• The Films - Now in its third year, "Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local," is a celebration of local and regional filmmakers representing the diverse tapestry of filmmakers the state and area have to offer. "There are so many talented filmmakers in the area and so few venues to showcase their works," said the Revival House's Rob Waters. "’Don't Hassle Me’ is such a great platform to exhibit their works, have them seen by a large audience and introduce them to the crowd." The Revival House is dedicated to local filmmakers, often starting its monthly screenings with local shorts and holding multiple showcases for filmmakers.
Tickets for the event are $10, and $5 for students and seniors, so come out and support local artistic talent in all its forms at the Milton Theatre's Revival House. For more information on this or upcoming Revival House screenings, go to www.revivalhousetheater.com. Tickets can be purchased through the site, or by contacting the Milton Theatre at 302-684-3038 or www.pcade.com.