Friday, May 22, 2009


Newport's Redwood Library, America's oldest lending library, founded in 1747, is co-hosting with Eagle Peak Media a special showing of ON THE LAKE followed by a showing of the BEHIND THE HEDGEROW trailer and a discussion with the filmmakers and some of the Newport society people in the film. Wine and cheese will be served! Free and open to the public. Could be one of the highlights of the 2009 Newport summer season...
HEDGEROW AT THE REDWOOD will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island.
Please RSVP to the Facebook HEDGEROW AT THE REDWOOD event site.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Unlike ON THE LAKE, our last Midway Pictures/Eagle Peak Media production, we go into BEHIND THE HEDGEROW with much of our work done. By work, I mean the process of discovery that leads to the storyline -- the research, reporting, call it what you will. We began OTL with a basic treatment, knowing we would continually revise the script as we learned more and more doors opened to us.

Less the case with BTH. Here, thanks to the people I met and connections I made during the writing of the 2000 Providence Journal series, A Nearly Perfect Summer, and most especially my long friendship with Eileen Slocum and her family, we already have the storyline. And, with the amazing archives we have available to us, we have much of the source materials.

So now it's a question of putting it all together, starting with writing the first draft of a treatment. I'm about half done. I'll finish soon. Dave is eager to move along, and so am In.

-- Wayne Miller