August 19, 7pm is your chance to see our politically-incorrect satirical comedy "Fairfield Follies". This is our first public screening outside of the festival circuit, and we're thrilled to showcase at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center in Foxboro, MA.
We are offering a FREE raffle to all attendees! AND if you pre-purchase your tickets through the link below, you will be awarded ONE EXTRA ticket!
Prize pack includes 1 "Fairfield Follies" t-shirt, an uncut proof of trading cards made EXCLUSIVELY for the film, and more.
I am so excited to share this exclusive opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs for our attendees! Please follow the link to purchase your tickets & share this opportunity with your friends!
As promised: here's the link to purchase tickets to our public screening at the Orpheum Theater in Foxboro, MA. I can't wait for you to experience "Fairfield Follies"!
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I'm super excited to announce that "Fairfield Follies" will be screening August 19, 2018 at the Orpheum Theater in Foxborough, MA.
This is our 1st non-festival public screening & I look forward to sharing our hard work in this awesome venue! Tickets will soon be available online, & I'll update when they're live.
Thank you to everyone involved in this project, as well as our family, friends, supporters & all of you who've asked about this project over the years! Can't wait to introduce you to our cast of crazy characters!
This website will benefit from a bit of an overhaul early next year, and, hopefully, I can redeem (and erase) my super sad non-updated status. Please check back & feel free to contact me for info on editing reels, photography, writing, or other projects!
After several years, this March marked the completion of my first feature “Fairfield Follies.” It has been an educational, fun, and sometimes grueling journey. As I assemble my presskit materials to submit it to festivals, the Director’s statement provides the opportunity to share what the movie actually means to me.
Here’s what “Fairfield Follies” is really about:
Stereotypes exist for a reason. At some point in time, a group of people embodied similar characteristics and traits. These traits were then reinforced, modeled by others. It became a ‘reality’ that ‘Those people are that way’. In the high school cafeteria, it becomes a survival tool – a “band geek” wouldn’t dare infiltrate “ski club” territory. We seek out ‘our people’ using stereotypes, for a greater chance of love and acceptance.
The trouble is: we forget that these are just surface assessments, and that no one person embodies them to the core. We forget that these are individuals who have their own personal thoughts, feelings and motivations. And, let’s not forget that we can’t even figure out which stereotypes to affix to people of color. Are “THEY” Lazy? Industrious? Jesters? Criminals? ‘Mammy’ or ‘Uncle Tom’?
For me, “Fairfield Follies” was an opportunity to expose the fact that most of us, to some extent, are guilty of stereotyping. Ms. Evans’ attempts to celebrate diversity turns into a debacle of gross generalizations and ignorant affectations. Why? Because her actors portray their roles by the most generalized of stereotypes. The richness of culture is lost in surface assessments, and no real understanding of the layers of human complexity.
None of the characters are malicious, with the obvious exception of Mrs. Whitelove. They have a childlike innocence and ignorance. They absorbed their beliefs, as we all do, taking for granted what they were told, saw in movies, or gleaned from observation. I really enjoy role reversals – and, adults acting like children was a light-hearted way to drive home the realities of this issue.
There are a couple of moments in the movie where we definitely cross lines. I toyed with filming a milder, more acceptable version. However, skirting around these subjects do them injustice. Also, it would be hypocritical to conform to political correctness for a film that takes aim at this very philosophy. I hope these moments inspire conversation. Why does this make you uncomfortable? Why is this wrong? Because, honestly, I hope you do feel some things are wrong.
We are in a time where the themes in “Fairfield Follies” are, unfortunately, very relevant. Ignorance, hate, and fear are fostered by stereotypes and an ‘US’ vs “THEM” attitude. The reality is that there is only “US”, made up of individuals who possess a spectrum of good and bad traits. Sharing Ms Evans’ lofty goal, I hope that “Fairfield Follies” will be “a perspective-changing masterpiece”.