On Thursday, April 10, Local Filmmakers Night screening presents: “Walking in Two Worlds,” an evening featuring works of local filmmaker George Nelson. Nelson, influenced by both Native and American cultures, is the owner and operator of War Pony Films. His Native themed films focus on education and social change. The event will take place at the Eureka High School Lecture Hall (Humboldt and K Sts.).
George Nelson found his passion for filmmaking while attending Hoopa High School. His first documentary film was a short presentation on the 1955 flood that ravaged the Hoopa Valley. On this project, George piece together old 8mm footage that was shot by his grandfather during the flood, and new footage George had recorded on a VHS camcorder.
Nelson pursued a BA in film at Humboldt State University, utilizing his GI Bill and enjoyed working on film projects with many local filmmakers and he learned a lot from their experience and creativity. While at HSU, George produced the film noir clips that were used in the musical “The City of Angels.” These film clips won George an award for Cinematography from the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. In 2010 George also had an opportunity to work on a local commercial shoot for Leon’s Mufflers as the Director of Photography which won a Telly Award.
George currently works at the Hoopa Education Department as a Mentor and Adviser to Native students and continues to work of his films.
Following the screening, attendees can enjoy Q & A session with the filmmaker, movie trivia, prizes, and a reception at Access Humboldt's Community Media Center.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screening starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and all are welcome to attend.
Local Filmmakers Night, a collaboration between Access Humboldt, Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission and Eureka High School Media Club, is a screening series that supports and promotes the local film community.
For information call 707-476-1798, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit accesshumboldt.net or filmhumboldt.org.