Friday, January 7, 2011

Rhode Island Stories: "Thinking Through the Drink" takes a creative RI look at drunk driving

Thinking Through the Drink

Last year, four classes of aspiring filmmakers were challenged to take new and fresh perspectives when creating short films about drunk driving. The challenge was part of a pilot project, Stay on the SENE... live well, drive safe and be creative! Thinking Through the Drink is the behind-the-scenes documentary about the project. WSBE Rhode Island PBS premieres the documentary on Saturday, January 15 at 7 P.M., with re-broadcast on Sunday, January 16 at 11 P.M., as part of its ongoing series, Rhode Island Stories.

The grant-funded pilot project was sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation Office on Highway Safety, the University of Rhode Island Transportation Center, SENE (Southeast New England) Film, Music and Arts, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Film Collaborative.

Filmed at the KLR Building, the University of Rhode Island, and Perishable Theatre in Providence, Kay Studios in East Providence, and The Artist's Exchange in Cranston, Thinking Through the Drink was produced by award-winning Rhode Island filmmaker Christian de Rezendes of Breaking Branches Pictures.

Here is more information about the project when the films debuted at RISD.

Photo Credit: Production photos courtesy of Christian de Rezendes