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Project of the Day: Keeping the House in the Family in 'Starboard Light'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 2, 2012 at 11:32AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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"Starboard Light"
"Starboard Light"

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Starboard Light"

Tweetable Logline:

Does a family make a house or does a house make a family?
 
Elevator Pitch:
 
Have you had a house in the family for generations that you were eventually forced to let go? With focus on one family and the 200 year old house that was with them for a century and five generations, STARBOARD LIGHT helps us all to remember our memories of such places and how valuable they are in creating and maintaining close families. In a place of magical yet simple beauty, generations wonder: does a family make a house or does a house make a family?
 
Production Team:
 
Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Nick Fitzhugh
 
About the Production:
 
"The imminent loss of the house that was so centrally important to my family for a century is what prompted me to make the film. The house was sold shortly after my grandmother passed, just prior to her 93rd birthday. I also drew inspiration from The New York Times-bestselling novel, "The Big House," by George Howe Colt. Ultimately I realized that whether it’s a small cabin in the woods, a year-round family home that’s been handed down over generations, there is a Starboard Light in many of our lives that we’ve struggled to keep or had to painfully let go." -- Nick Fitzhugh
 
Current Status:
 
Post-production.
 
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