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2022 CARMEL FILM FORUM: BIG PICTURE PINBALL SHOW & NARRATIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR GAMES & MOVIES (Press Release)

(Carmel, IN) - The Carmel Clay Public Library will be holding its 2022 Carmel Film Forum: Big Picture Pinball Show and Narrative Design Workshop for Games and Movies on Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6. The 2022 Film Forum has a pinball and gaming theme and will be held LIVE in the newly renovated main Carmel Clay Public Library.

The sessions and presenters for the Film Forum will include:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5:

Session One - (STORYTELLING WORKSHOP)

  • 12:30 PM EDT - Nathan Bechtold, President of Indiana Filmmakers Network, is presenting a Narrative Design Workshop for Games and Movies. Participants will learn step-by-step world-building techniques and how to create immersive stories with compelling characters, locations, and situations.

Session Two - (SKILL SHOT, BABY! FILM PROJECT)

  • 3:00 PM EDT - Mike Burgess, the Executive Producer of "Skill Shot, BABY!
    Pinball Epiphany" short film and owner of Wizard's World Pinball Arcade in Ft Wayne, Indiana, will discuss his history as an arcade operator and his efforts to bring more women and young people into the pinball hobby.

  • 3:30 PM EDT Local filmmaker James Moriarty will premiere the new pinball-themed short film "Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany." Following the film, there will be an actor's table read of the feature-length screenplay on which the short film is based and a panel presentation by the filmmaker and his team to discuss the progress of the film's production and their efforts to bring it to the screen.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6:

Session Three - (PINBALL HELPING PEOPLE)

  • 1:30 PM EDT - Rupert Boneham and Randy Baer will be interviewed about their mission to start Rupert's Kids Arcade, which helps at-risk young people and gives them employment opportunities and mentorship.

  • 2:00 PM EDT - Filmmaker Imoto Harney will premiere her new documentary about Project Pinball. This nonprofit charity places pinball machines in Children's Hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses to introduce therapeutic benefits to kids of all ages. After the film's screening, Zan Aufderheide, a comedian and charity auctioneer who helps nonprofits across the country, will interview Imoto Harney and the founder of Project Pinball, Daniel Spolar, about Imoto's documentary film and Daniel's charity.
    The 2022 Carmel Film Forum will be facilitated by James Moriarty, co-owner and producer of Moriarty Media, and Sara O'Sha, Adult Services Manager of the Carmel

Clay Public Library. Moriarty Media has partnered with the CCPL, Digital Media Lab, The Indy Film Fest, and the Indiana Filmmakers Network to plan the program.

LOCATION: Main Carmel Clay Public Library 425 E. Main St. Carmel, IN 46032

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Find complete details at carmelclaylibrary.org/event or visit moriartymedia.com.

The 2022 Carmel Film Forum is sponsored by the City of Carmel, Moriarty Media LLC, Carmel Clay Public Library, Indiana Filmmakers Network, Wizard's World Pinball Arcade, Rupert's Kids Arcade, Ted Gregorick, Melody Inn, Indy Film Fest, and Roberts Camera.

ABOUT THE SSB SHORT FILM PROJECT

“Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany” is a short film that introduces its audience to the characters and themes of the first full-length feature film made for, by, and about pinball enthusiasts, “Skill Shot, BABY!” The short presents a key scene from the planned feature film, teasing the larger work and showing off the talent, style, and entertainment value pinball fans are yearning to see on screen. It also is filled with original music and stop-motion animation that will establish the style of the feature film. “Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany” is the stepping stone to the goal of giving pinball fans the movie they have always dreamed of.


ABOUT THE STORY

Jake McMillan delivers a pinball machine he has repaired to a bar, hoping to start a new life and career as a pinball tech and owner, but with no experience in that world. Jake has little understanding of what he has chosen out of happenstance as a “career,” floundering and with no realistic prospects of success on his own in a field that intrigues him but that he only scarcely understands. While setting up the machine, Jake encounters the ultimate coin-op man, Bart Barker.