Filmmaker Keith Dorrington, executive producer of the upcoming Lowell-based film “The Fighter,” will be guest speaker at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts in just a couple of weeks. The series, titled Big Shots, is the CDIA’s film industry experts speaker series, and is something worth keeping tabs on. If you’re not aware, “The Fighter” is a feature film starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg that tells the story of Lowell son and boxer Mickey Ward. The film was all the buzz this past summer as film crews set up throughout Lowell for weeks of local shooting. Bale and Wahlberg caused a stir, of course, hanging out at local eateries and leaving a trail of swooning fans in their wake. The film is highly anticipated!
Tickets for Dorrington’s talk are very limited, so make your reservations TODAY!
Here are the deets, per the CDIA’s e-newsletter:
Join us for an evening with filmmaker Keith Dorrington, who will be speaking on his personal experiences and working on “The Fighter.” Among other topics, he will be talking about strategies for aspiring filmmakers on how to get your story heard and sold to a major film studio. Keith is living his childhood dream, on his own terms. This dream, which started in nearby Billerica, MA, and led him to Hollywood, became reality upon choosing to leave life on the road in international sales in favor of documentary filmmaking. His catalyst and inspiration came from an unlikely source: local boxer Micky Ward and his brother, Dick Ecklund, his reluctant coach. Their personal story and triumphant comeback into the world of boxing after devastating defeat in the early 90’s would lead to a multi-million dollar film, “The Fighter”, with Dorrington as executive producer, starring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg. “The Fighter” is about turning failure into success, about commitment, about drive – it is a story that Keith Dorrington knows well, and is proud to tell.
Space is limited! To save your seat, RSVP to Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info on the CDIA at Boston University call 800-808-CDIA.