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Oct. 1, 2009

NEWPORT –– The makers of BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Society, are seeking film and video footage -- and also still photographs -- for possible use in their one-hour documentary, which will premiere next summer and be broadcast on PBS.

“We are particularly interested in any footage or stills of the late Eileen Slocum,” said G. Wayne Miller, producer and writer. “While we have been lucky to find a wealth of other material about Eileen, we’ve had less luck in home or professional films or video in which she appears.”

Slocum was prominent in Republican politics, and the filmmakers hope that someone over the years filmed her at GOP events or any other functions. The Slocum family, which is cooperating with Miller and director Dave Bettencourt, has so far been unable to find significant footage.

Any film format, from 8mm to video, would be useful.

Anyone who may be willing to help is asked to email the filmmakers at eaglepeakmedia@yahoo.com or write to Eagle Peak Media, 25 Puritan Drive, Warwick, R.I. 02888. Footage must be owned by those providing it, and owners must be willing to provide written permission for use. Contributors will be credited in the movie.

BEHIND THE HEDGEROW is the second title from Miller and Bettencourt’s non-profit Eagle Peak Media production company. ON THE LAKE, Eagle Peak’s first title, premiered in February to critical acclaim. PBS broadcasts in major national markets began in March and continue today. The DVD has recently been released.

G. Wayne Miller

Partner, producer, writer

(This is not an RIFC Production)


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