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SUBMITTED by Larry Ann Evans, Wayne County Historical Society (27-Apr-2011)

The Museum of Wayne County History seems to be the hot setting these days for Rochester Institute of Technology student films as three have used the location in the last six months!

From Jeremy Gemetta's film "Definition".
Actors are Jeff Moon (butcher), Asah Cramer
(orange detainee) and Stephen Spindler (the Guard).
The first was November 11, Veterans Day of 2010, when an RIT thesis film shot in the old jail and sheriff’s office. Director of the film, Carl Hoffelder came to scout the location with his production manager Aaron Gordon. They thought the site fit in perfectly with their vision for their film, an alternative history/western, “A Betrayal of Bounty Hunters.”

The film will wrapped up shooting their other locations in this spring and will have a screening in Rochester in May.

One month after the first film wrapped in the jail cells, another call to film came in from RIT student, Jeremy Gemetta. The film, called “Definition,” is an experimental film by Gemetta about the exploration of an artist’s understanding of rules and identities. This joint production is directed by Shane Burley and Gemetta. The film’s directors chose the Museum of Wayne County History because of its “timeless dreamlike quality”.

The third film crew from RIT came April 26. Ben Disinger directed this film whose working title is “Give Me Liberty”. When asked what his film is about, Disinger said that he is appalled at how America has slipped into this enormous amount of sex and violence on the television and so made his film about two kids and their extreme view of the world.

“I saw the jail in another of the films that shot here and I thought that it looked great and that I could get some use out of it,” said Disinger.

The Museum of Wayne County History is located at 21 Butternut Street in Lyons, NY. For more information about this event or others, call 315 946 4943 or look on the website www.waynehistory.org or look for us on Facebook as Wayne County Historical Society/Museum of Wayne County History.

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1 Comment to "Museum Location for Three Films"

  1. Gil Burgess Said,

    Another example of the potential Wayne County has for a myriad of things!

    Posted on Mon May 02, 09:20:00 AM EDT

     

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