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BUDDING FILM SCENE: Chewelah showcasing Garageland Chronicles by Spokane filmmaker Shaun Springer along with Q&A…
Theoretically, that’s how the Garageland Chronicles got its start: former zombies, a freak storm and a record store – not necessarily in that order.
Directed by local filmmaker Shaun Springer, the movie, which will be screened at the Chataqua Film Festival, came to be due to a series of unexpected events.
Spokane is home to a number of film competitions and, a few years ago, Springer and his team were participating in a 48-hour slam (you have 48 hours to make a film from start to finish) when a huge windstorm hit the area. The damage from that storm forced the crew to have to find somewhere else to shoot their film – and they ended up at a record store/bar/restaurant/arcade called Garageland. More