This summer the Grand Rapids Film Festival (GRFF) shined its spotlight on local professional filmmaker, Philip Carrel and his progressively adventurous feature film, Dýrafjörður (watch here).
Through his passion for travel and capturing unique perspectives, Carrel beautifully documented the theme of creative resourcefulness demonstrated by the locals of Dýrafjörður, Iceland. GRFF believes film has the power to transform an audience, and Dýrafjörður did just that. Creative resourcefulness became the theme of the Summer Series premier event at Wilcox Park which focused on the promotion of local Grand Rapids businesses and resources through partnerships and sponsorships. Philip is an inspiration for aspiring filmmakers who wish to turn their career into an adventure.
The success of the event has contributed to Philip’s next adventure in New Zealand where he is currently filming his new feature. Raffle donations were given directly to Carrel to help fund his new project. Since his Summer Spotlight event, Carrel worked with Adrian Butler on a new music video.
If you are a regional filmmaker who would like to be considered for the 2017 Summer Spotlight, please, email Jen @ grfilmfestival.com.