Monday, September 16, 2019

The Lost Motion Pictures of Brandywine Springs Win Two Awards

Thomas Anthony Gears
Raymond Joseph Harrington

For Immediate Release

A short documentary by local historians Thomas Gears and Raymond Harrington has received laurels in two film festivals. Their film, The Lost Motion Pictures of Brandywine Springs, is the story of the oldest existing motion pictures filmed in Delaware. Gears and Harrington share these vignettes of Delaware in 1903, put them into context as Delaware history, tell their backstory and the amazing story of how they managed to survive.

Gears and Harrington have been researching local history together for nearly 40 years. They have presented talks at many local venues to support local non-profit organizations. The film is their first foray into making a documentary and the pair hopes it will be a springboard to obtain grants for additional projects they have in the works.

Semi-finalist in two categories for The Alternative Film Festival

Best Documentary under 30 minutes
Best Writers Thomas Gears and Raymond Harrington for a film under 30 minutes

Winners will be announced on SEPTEMBER 23, 2019.

Finalist in the First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
The top five films from each of the 5 programs of the social round will be rated by Lift-Off's Official Judges who will go further in-depth and score the films based on multiple aspects. The film with the highest overall score wins an official selection for a live screening later this year at Pinewood Studios AND Raleigh Studios, Hollywood.

Voting will end 5PM Sunday 22nd September.

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