Thursday, June 3, 2010

More from the New England Emmy Awards

Congratulations to our fellow Rhode Island filmmakers for their New England Emmy awards: Tim Gray, who took home two trophies; John Lavall, who took home one; and Channel 12 reporter Tim White, who brought home another. I was a good friend of Tim's late father, Jack -- good to see his son carrying on a great journalistic tradition.
Though we didn't win, two Eagle Peak Media folks were on hand May 22 at Gillette Stadium for the ceremony: Ben Mesiti, who scored ON THE LAKE, and Alex McDougall, the voice of Barbara Bowie. Here they are in their evening ware.

Monday, May 24, 2010


We didn't win the New England Emmy Saturday, but we did capture another, larger honor -- one with resonance outside the region. "An impressive documentary, studded with intriguing detail... Its tenor is elegiac," said The Lancet, Britain's leading medical journal, and one of the most prestigious in the world, in its issue of May 22.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Emmy Nomination for On The Lake!

ON THE LAKE: Life and Love in a Distant Place, has been nominated for Best Documentary in the 33rd annual Boston/New England Emmy competition, sponsored by the New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This is quite an honor for David, me and the rest of the crew who made the movie. Congratulations to all of us here at Eagle Peak Media (as we move toward completion of our second doc, BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Society. Winners will be announced at a ceremony May 22 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
ON THE LAKE premiered in February 2009 to critical acclaim, and has since been broadcast in PBS markets around the country. For more on ON THE LAKE, visit the movie site.

Friday, December 18, 2009


With the approach of World TB Day -- March 24, 2010 -- the National Educational Telecommunications Association, which distributes ON THE LAKE, is feeding the movie to PBS affiliates on Feb. 20, 2010. If you are a program director or other PBS station executive, Follow this link for more information on the feed.
ON THE LAKE has already been broadcast on many stations coast-to-coast, but we are hoping for anotehr big round this spring...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


A nice story about documentary filmmaking, with reference to Eagle Peak Media, ON THE LAKE, and BEHIND THE HEDGEROW appeared in the Dec. 13 issue of DocumentaryTech magazine. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Frank Beazley rules!

Frank Beazley and his home at Zambarano Hospital, which opened in 1905 as a TB sanatorium, were the inspiration for this movie, which had its origins in a series I wrote for the Providence Journal in 2006, The Growing Season. he turns 81 in December and he looked great in a visit I made with ON THE LAKE Outreach Coordinator Katy Miller, my daughter, and my granddaughter Isabella. Here's to Frank!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Thursday, Aug. 13, 4 p.m., please join as at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, R.I., for a showing of ON THE LAKE and the teaser-trailer to BEHIND THE HEDGEROW. Discussion with the filmmakers and members of Newport society and wine and cheese included. Details at the Redwood Library site.