Film company debuts doc series

First stop: Waynesboro. The next stop: public television? That’s the goal of an upstart Waynesboro filmmaking company.

“Basically what we want to do is find a way for our films to be seen by people,” said Mark Miller, the director of photography at Alpha Vision Films, which premiered its “Truth on the Table” documentary film series Wednesday night at the Waynesboro Country Club.

More than 80 invited guests took in the four short features with a common theme – the efforts of people far and wide to reconnect with the rural roots of life in the Shenandoah Valley.

Alpha Vision Films has been producing original dramatic films, and turned its attention to documentary films as a way, according to director and producer James Overton, to “sharpen” the team’s skillset.

“Truth on the Table” series creator Theresa Reynolds Curry has been a spearhead to the effort – coming up with ideas and lending her skills as a veteran journalist to interviews.

“One of the things that I love about journalism, and particularly feature writing, which is what I do, is everybody really has a story,” Curry said.

The films are another way to tell a story, said Curry.

The focus at Alpha Vision Films is to get the attention of public broadcasters like WVPT to provide an medium through which the company’s documentaries can see the light of day.

“If we can get ‘The Truth on the Table’ in some kind of programming position on public television, it may be years before we see any kind of economic compensation for any of that work. But this is the kind of thing that opens doors for you, looks really good on a filmmaker’s resume, to have that kind of association,” Overton said.

More online at www.AlphaVisionFilms.com.

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