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My Old School Documentary Premieres

Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

For over one year I worked closely with executive producer Scott Gabrielson to create a film tracing the history of the largest abandoned school in New England, located in our hometown of Woonsocket, RI. We were granted exclusive access into the building, and gathered numerous interviews with former students, teachers, and city officials. We completed the project in September 2013 after a successful Kickstarter campaign (

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Posted by [email protected] on August 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We need your help to finish our project! We have donated all of our time and resources to complete this project and we can't afford the costs to distribute and premiere this film. We want to give back to our community, and we need your help to ensure this historic building's past is preserved. Your donation will help with the post production and distribution process. This includes promotion & premiere fees, projector rental, ticket printing, DVD printing, and film festival registration fe...

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BIG Progress on the Film - My Old School

Posted by [email protected] on April 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Our documentary is officially titled My Old School. I had thought of some other ideas like "I am the Old School" because of the unique personality the building has, but decided it didn't bring out the nostalgia enough. We want people to connect with the film even if they aren't from Woonsocket or Rhode Island, and everyone always says "I remember my old school" or "At my old school...". So, we went with My Old School.

Updates on the Uncommon Blog will be pretty spaced out fr...

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Documentary is IN PRODUCTION

Posted by [email protected] on February 15, 2013 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We were granted FULL ACCESS to the abandoned Woonsocket Middle School! So far, we've spent two full 8 hours days inside filming, and it was FREEZING. Since we went in winter, and there's no heat or air circulation in the school, it was about 20 degrees colder than the outside temperature. That made for a day of filming with a temperature of about 10 degrees. I had to put hand warmers on some of the cameras to prevent the screens from locking up.

With that being said, I've ne...

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A Trip to Italy!

Posted by [email protected] on December 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I recently went on a trip to Italy with my girlfriend, Amy. Of course, I brought a bunch of cameras. We were stationed in Rome and visisted Viterbo and Florence. I captured as much as I could, but didn't want to experience the whole trip through a viewfinder. So, I put together a quick video of our trip!

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Movie Pitch to Woonsocket City Council

Posted by [email protected] on October 13, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been a few months since the last update, and a whole lot has happened since then. After scouting the abandoned Woonsocket Middle School I teamed up with veteran filmmaker Scott Gabrielson of the local EverDot Studios to create an outline for a documentary. The film, tentatively called "The Old School Project" will trace the history of the school. The cornerstone says 1914, so we have a lot of work ahead of us. 

After I took a peek inside the school I knew there was...

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