'Potty Town' producer to be director of photography for 'Gently as We Go' film
POTSDAM — Local filmmaker Morgan Elliot, producer of Potty Town, has signed on to be the director of photography for the film “Gently as We Go.”
The short film, produced by Dawning Film Productions, directed by Megan MacDonald and written by Damon Falke, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the North Country Arts Recovery Fund.The film has been adapted for screen from Falke's stage play of the same title.
North Country Arts Recovery Fund grants support eligible organizations and jobs in the arts sector that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
This grant funding is provided through the National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Plan (NEA ARP) Subgranting for Local Arts Agencies program and is administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, SLC Arts.
Being produced in Northern New York, "Gently as We Go" brings viewers on the journey of two young people facing the uncertainties of young romance.
This film will highlight the natural beauty of Northern New York and the immense talent of the artists that live here, said press release.
Dawning Film Productions is supported in part by American Rescue Plan funding, through SLC Arts, which receives support for the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The company seeks to create and support a network of local filmmakers while increasing visibility of underrepresented artists.
Elliott’s work as a cinematographer and DoP has been honored with a handful of award-winning short films over the past decade.
“Gently as We Go,” is in production now and a public screening of the film is planned for Saturday, Dec. 10.
More details regarding a location and time for the event to follow.