January FilmConnections focus on disablities in film industry

Dominick Evans is our featured speaker for the first FilmConnections of 2015!

This will be the one of the most compelling and unique film industry presentations in the region, touching on the topic of disabilities and film.
Join us for:
“FilmDis – The Existentialist’s Guide to Film and Disability”
“There are two main issues that plague the intersection of film and disability, portrayal and performance. In this discussion, we’ll look at what these issues are, how they apply to the disability community within a societal context, and what should be considered in an attempt to make the disability film experience more authentic. Along the way we’ll discuss casting characters, writing disability, accessible film crews, and we’ll explore the positives and negatives of the new movement to eradicate “Cripface” (when able-bodied actors play characters with disabilities).” – Dominick Evans

About the speaker:
Dominick is a film director, activist, and writer. He studied in the BFA Motion Pictures and BA Political Science programs at Wright State University.
A former child actor and singer, Dominick is the director of the short films, “Trip” and “Forbidden Fate”, and the audio documentary, “The Boxer.”
Through his studies, he has focused on understanding portrayals of disability and gender identity in film. A human rights activist, Dominick recently attended the first forum on disability and LGBT issues at the White House, last June. Dominick is also the host of #FilmDis, a weekly Twitter discussion on film and disability, which has attracted a wide array of guests in the film and disability communities. He is in pre-production for a new film, “Inamorata”, which he hopes to shoot later this year.

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FilmConnections is a monthly event that serves as a networking mixer for the regional film and television industry.
Each month a featured speaker will offer insight and inspiration on a variety of film and related topics.
Time is also set aside for announcements of local events and a break for light snacks and networking.

FilmConnections meets from 7pm to 9pm, the last Tuesday of every month. The location for FilmConnections is in the ThinkTv studios, located at 110 Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton, with parking on the street. (meters are free in the evenings.)

FilmDayton members: Free.
Not-yet FilmDayton members, $5.00 at the door.

You can sign up to become a member or renew your membership at the door! Ask our door person for membership info or check us out at http://www.FilmDayton.com/ prior to the meeting,

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