In September 2011, Cumberland-based film maker Shawn Pigott decided to challenge himself: he would make one short film, every week, for an entire year.
Now, the year is finished and Pigott has 52 completed films, with topics ranging from zombies to cooking shows, from heart-warming love stories to chilling horror tales. To celebrate and thank everyone who has helped make these projects a reality, he plans to host a 52 Weeks Wrap-Up Celebration.
“A project like this is all about the journey, so unless we mark the end in a memorable way, it can feel unfinished,” says Pigott. “This project was so influential to my life, and I want to recognize people’s involvement, thank them for their contributions, and celebrate the end.”
This Saturday, the public is invited to join the cast and crew of the 52 Weeks project at the Courtenay and District Museum, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Watch a few films, meet actors and artists, ask questions about the project, and celebrate the wealth of creative people who live in this region. Admission is free, although a donation to the museum would be greatly appreciated.
Adds Pigott, “I learned a lot, met a lot of people, and received invaluable feedback from our growing audience as we went along. This is our way of thanking everyone for their support.”
For more information, or to watch the films, visit www.foxandbee.com.
— Shawn Pigott