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Richmond – Seminar on producing films on foreign soil – May 29 – $5/Free

VPA Richmond District presents “Where’s my passport? Tales of producing films on foreign soil” May 29 at WCVE


On May 29th at 6:30 p.m., the Richmond District of the Virginia Production Alliance will welcome filmmakers Craig Martin and Mark Lambert for “Where’s my passport? Tales of producing films on foreign soil.”

Craig Martin is an experienced visual storyteller, filmmaker and writer with more than 26 years of experience capturing stories in more than 80 countries. With a Master of Arts in Communications from Baylor University, Craig has explored a variety of formats including dramatic and journalistic storytelling with a focus on documentary. His most recent work includes the feature length docudrama “The Insanity of God” distributed internationally and screened via Fathom Events. This film had a national theatrical release with a viewership of 88,000 and sold $1.2 million in tickets. Currently, Craig is co-host and producer of a TV docu-series about global philanthropy called “Good All Over.” This series explores the world of philanthropy in an edgy way in countries across the globe and will air on Public Television and is presented by WETA in Washington, D.C.


Mark Lambert has been a VFX/DFX/CG Supervisor on multiple tentpole feature films as well as a director, editor and software developer. Heading up teams that created Harry Potter’s first Quidditch field and the visual development of Polar Express at Sony Pictures, Mark has been at the leading edge of visual effects technology. After work on 14 features, Mark left Los Angeles and returned to Richmond, Va., and in 2015 started VArtisans to pursue VR and 360 video filmmaking. VArtisans’ projects range from a series on endangered species to documentary and narrative pieces in this emerging media format. His most recent VR project filmed in 14 countries over the span of 18 months.

The event will be held on May 29that WCVE studios in Chesterfield, Va. Networking begins at 6:30 p.m. with the chapter meeting and panel starting at 7.

This is a free event for VPA members, while non-members will be charged a $5 cover fee.