August 20, 2021

Hacker’s Hill Preserve

Casco, Maine
Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for an evening of Outdoor Films, Shown Outdoors at Hacker’s Hill, hosted by Loon Echo Land Trust.    

Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Show Time: 30 minutes after sunset (about 8:10)
7:45 pm
Suggested Donation:
$10 –
Pre-registration Link:
Tickets will be available at the door, but pre-registration is recommended. [link]
Location: Hacker’s Hill Preserve –174-238 Quaker Ridge Rd, Casco, ME 04015
Presented in partnership with: 
Loon Echo Land Trust

Program Notes: The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.
Please bring your own camp chair and/or blanket. This event will adhere to any applicable prevailing state safety guidelines.


Scheduled Program:
THE LONG GAME – 5.33 minutes – by Herman Mantis, Inc. – from PORTLAND – Short synopsis: Resiliency takes many forms in this story of overcoming obstacles, finding hope in devastation and transforming adversity into positive action. Nature is powerful, healing, humbling and a vital human right. Follow Ryan Dunfee on his journey to recovery through the power of the Maine wilderness and the lessons learned along the way.
DIRTBAGS – 5.18 minutes – by E.C. Brego – from Maine – Short synopsis: Through her company, Oterra Designs, Erin O’Toole designs and manufactures handmade, one-of-a-kind chalk bags that are tough enough to withstand winter climbing in her home state of Maine.
THE MAQUOIT II: THE LIFELINE OF CASCO BAY – 4.9 minutes – by Bob Krist – from Boothbay Harbor, Maine. – Short synopsis: A day in the life of veteran captain Gene Willard, of the Casco Bay Line, as he ferries people and necessaries to and from the islands of Casco Bay…whether it’s the US Mail, fresh cold milk, or Porta Potties for a special event, Captain Willard delivers the goods…and a few tall tales to boot.
THE MAROON BOMBER – 9.95 minutes – by Joshua M. Thomas – from California – Short synopsis: Four siblings delve into the love they share for the family’s old, beat up truck. This love gets tested.
THE PALISADES PROJECT – 20 minutes – by Square State Film and the Wyoming Wilderness Association – from Wyoming – Short synopsis: An increasing love for motorized and mechanized recreation has created a wave of opposition to the Wilderness Act of 1964. As this conflict spreads across the west and around the globe, The Palisades Project uses a little known landscape located in Wyoming to expose this issue and inspire opposing sides towards a solution.
CRUX – 34 minutes – by Zac Hoffman, Casey Dubois – from BC – Short synopsis: Harvey is a recovering addict who uses rock climbing to work through his ongoing struggle with mental health. As trauma, depression, heartbreak and declining mental health were woven into Harvey’s internal fabric, so was rock climbing. Crux tells the story of Harvey’s recovery as he learns to love himself amidst the mountains of his life.
THE SURFBOARD BUILDER – 3.97 minutes – by Juliette Films – from South Portland, Maine – Short synopsis: Richard Dennis is a surfer and board shaper in York, ME. He waxes poetic in his way about life, learning how to surf, and his journey learning to build surfboards.
PROJECT 20/20 – 9 minutes – by Geoff Nickerson – from Maine – Short synopsis: This film documents an artist’s journey along the Island Maine Island Trail.
THE SEA FARMERS – 9.13 minutes – by Nathan Golon & Emilie Silvestri, GoodFight Media – from Portland, Maine – Short synopsis: All Amanda did was give Emily one floating line of rope in the ocean, but that action sparked a livelihood. Amanda’s small gesture of kindness allowed Emily to imagine a life on the water she hadn’t considered before: as an oyster farmer.