Saturday, Mar 23, 2024

Make a Movie with Us


In support of the Fishers Island Theater's Innagural Short Film Festival, to be held later this year, Lighthouse Work, the Fishers Island Theater, and the Union Chapel are making a collaborative short film entitled "A Portrait of Fishers Island."

Join former Lighthouse Works Fellows Vera Haddad and Naima Lowe for a filmmaking workshop that will equip participants with the skills and technical support to make their own short films and culminate in creating a collective video portrait of Fishers Island.

The workshop is suitable for all ages.

Saturday, March 23 @ Community Center
10 - Workshop Introduction
12 - Lunch
1 - Field Work: Collaborative Image, Video and Sound Capture

Sunday, March 24 @ Community Center
10 - Field Work: Collaborative Image, Video and Sound Capture

Thursday, March 28 @ Union Chapel's Media Lab for Good
3 - Editing Work: Collective Edit of Collected Media

Saturday, March 30 @ The Fishers Island Theater
5 - Dinner and Screening




Véra Haddad (57) is a collaborative filmmaker, educator and visual artist making experimental documentary video works often in concert with drawing, photography and installation. Much of her work functions as a portrait practice using an assortment of visual and sonic approaches to create expressive documentations of people and their stories. She earned a BFA from the Cooper Union and an MFA from UCLA in the New Genres department. She was awarded the 2021 Center for Documentary Studies at Duke's Lange-Taylor prize for documentary photo with text, alongside her collaborator Sam Richardson.



Naima Lowe (57) is Black queer disabled writer and artist who creates performances, texts and videos using transgressive and radical traditions of Black utterance. Her work is imbued with ritual and music; steeped in the liberatory ethos of improvisation. She earned her BA from Brown University and MFA from Temple University. Her work has been shown at Anthology Film Archive, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Wing Luke Museum, MiX Experimental Film Festival, National Queer Art Festival, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and the Henry Art Gallery. She’s held residency fellowships at The Bemis Center, Millay Colony, Vermont Studio Center and The Lighthouse Works. Naima is a 2023-24 Mabou Mines SUITESpace Resident, and previously she was a 2021-2022 Mid America Arts Alliance Interchange Artist Fellow, recipient of the 2022-23 Mid America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovation Award, and a recipient of a 2022 Jazz Road Creative Residency. Naima resides in Tulsa, within the Muscogee Creek Nation Reservation, where she spends her time being free and talking to animals.