Calhoun Community College staffer David Nemeth will host a student mentor workshop Thursday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the Alabama Center for Arts Building Recital Hall in downtown Decatur. He will also show a screening of his local feature film, Role Model.
According to Nemeth, the workshop and screening will provide invaluable information to Calhoun students interested in learning more about filmmaking, as well as how to create a film from start to finish.
“Creating films has been a long-time passion of mine, and my goal with this workshop is to provide attendees with tips and tricks I wish I had known early on,” said Nemeth.
In his own words, Role Model follows a self-centered young man who skips town when he learns his wife is pregnant, all the while haunted by his estranged father who tries to help his son see the error of his ways before he loses his family forever. It’s a heart-wrenching tale of a man reconnecting with his father to overcome his own faults and fears and face life head-on.
“At its heart, Role Model is a film about passing on the lessons we’ve learned to future generations, even if we have had to learn those lessons the hard way,” said Nemeth. “To have a platform to share my movie and teach students about filmmaking and the film industry is exciting. Passing on the knowledge we learn is a touchstone of our industry, and I can think of no better place than to do that than at the Alabama Center for the Arts.”
The Alabama Center for the Arts was created to provide individuals interested in an arts career or hobby with high-quality training so they can pursue their dreams.