Northern Light Opera Co. offers Workbench filmmakers workshop

Aspiring filmmakers will be led through a series of exercises by an award-winning filmmaker and a screenwriter, culminating in a free, live show on Oct. 22.

Gregory Paul
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The Northern Light Opera Company is accepting applications for filmmakers interested in making their own short film.

David Leidy
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The Workbench workshop Oct. 20-22 is open to filmmakers of all levels, no experience required. Applications will be accepted at The workshop is free, but participants are expected to come ready to work.

Participants will experience a series of exercises led by award-winning Los Angeles filmmaker David Leidy and New York City screenwriter Gregory Paul, culminating in a public showing of the films they create and a reading of the full-length screenplay “The Secret Keepers.”

The public is invited to attend the final activity at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Park Rapids Arts and Events Center. Admission is free.

This activity is funded by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, through a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


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