Eastern Shore continues garnering ‘Love Letters’
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
CENTREVILLE — Documentary filmmakers from SNM Global Holdings are collecting interviews for their film, “Love Letters to the Shore,” to capture the Eastern Shore mindset on film.
For Kevin George, a Kent Island native who now lives in Easton, contributing to the project as a writer and producer meant delving into memories of touchstone locations during his life. It also provided an opportunity to provide context to a way of life not often seen outside the state.
The production held interview sessions Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Eastern Shore Community Crab Feast with the Queen Anne’s County Watermen’s Association.
Other locals on the production team included Brent Lewis of Grasonville and Mary Klepper from Kent Island.
The production continued re- cording interviews with residents in August and will run throughout the fall. It is expected to be been fascinated by the film in- released early next year. The di- dustry.” rector is Snow Hill native Allison Lowman is the CEO of SNM Tucker. She still frequents the Global Holdings and is the ex- small town and is a graduate of ecutive director of the project. Salisbury University. She earned Before long, George joined the a master’s degree from Wilmington ever-growing team of people behind University to further her career the scenes. Paring down in film. the number of ideas covered in
“I was reached on Facebook by the film also required a delicate Troy Lowman, who is a native of balance.
Queen Anne’s County,” George Whether it is the history of said. “We struck up a friendship, the region, watermen or farming and he started this project, which life, conservation or small-town he calls a personal passion. He culture, the documentary strives has the resources, and he asked covers it all. if I could help, and the rest went By getting the story from the off from there. It’s fun being part people who lived it, the production of the process, and I’ve always hopes to achieve authenticity that hopefully resonates with the viewing public. Ever y scenario of how one came to be part of the Eastern Shore seems to be covered, either by growing up in the area or relocating to it.
“I wasn’t surprised by the stories, but I didn’t necessarily know some people were out there. Some of those stories may need to edited, because there’s so much great material. We’ve spoken with a variety of people, and they all have the Eastern Shore in common,” George said.
George grew up on Kent Island and attended Queen Anne’s County schools. After moving away to attend college, he returned to start a family. The former journalist now lives in Easton with his wife and two sons, and said he hopes to include international travelers who have come back home to the Shore.
Catching the production bug on the project, George said he hopes his work on “Love Letters to the Shore” will lead to similar THE STAR DEMOCRAT work. Discussions have taken place on other collaborations with Lowman in the future.
“It’s been so much fun working on this, and we still don’t now how we’re going to package this or what kind of visual thread we’re going to have. It’s exciting to know that we’re already working with something that’s special,” George said.
Casting sessions yielded a series of interviews to be used in the documentary made by local filmmakers.
Eastern Shore residents tell their stories of growing up for the documentary set to be released early next year.