A Conversation with director Rachael Morrison. [Real to Reel Film Festival]

“Reel Conversations” highlights filmmakers featured in the 21st Annual International Real to Reel Film Festival. On this episode of “Reel Conversations,” Thomas Manning speaks with Rachael Morrison, director for Elvers.

Elvers takes viewers to Ellsworth, Maine and into an exploration of the highly lucrative international seafood trade of baby eels (elvers). Director Rachael Morrison follows an eclectic cast of characters who describe what happened when the fishery exploded into a goldrush and blackmarket. On Reel Conversations, Rachael shares with Thomas some thoughts and lessons gained from making this film.

The Cleveland County Arts Council will host films like A Mind’s Eye for the 21st Annual “Real to Reel International Film Festival.” The festival will be fully online this year through Seed & Spark due to the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring official selections Sept. 9 – Oct. 9, 2020.

For over two decades, Real to Reel has showcased thought-provoking films from around the world and offers opportunities for cinema-lovers to embrace the independent vision of this unique art form.

For more information on the festival, visit the Real to Reel International Film Festival website.

For more information on Elvers, visit Rachael Morrison’s website.

Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program “Meet Me at the Movies.” He has served as a production assistant and voting member on the Film Selection Committee for the Real to Reel Film Festival. He is currently studying film, television, and English at Gardner-Webb University.

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