2019 MOFF Selection

About This Project


John M. Mastriano

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United States


John Thomas Mastriano lost his hard-fought battle with cancer on October 25, 1989, at the age of 31. He was my dad. I was too young to remember much about him, but I was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by many people who knew him well and enjoyed telling stories about him. Fathers can guide you through life in all sorts of ways. This is a story about me and my father’s shared passion for nature, wildlife and exploration and how learning about him guided me to that passion.

From the Filmmaker:

The most difficult part of making this film was opening up enough to tell this personal story. The inspiration for this film was my father along with my love for nature, wildlife, and conservation. This film contains footage I shot as far back as 2011.

This film to be screened at:

8/25/2019 – Owls Head Transportation Musuem – Owls Head – (FB Event)
8/29/2019 – Stonington Ball Field – Stonington – (FB Event)
9/11/2019 – Orono Brewing Company – Orono – (FB Event)
9/12/2019 – Steamboat Landing – Belfast – (FB Event)
9/14/2019 – Down East Gallery – Edgecomb – (FB Event)

2019, 8/25 Owls Head, 8/29 Stonington, 9/11 Orono, 9/12 Belfast, 9/14 Edgecomb