Add Alex Cole to your list of 'Mainers to watch'...and then add the date December 10 to that list to catch the premiere of his first film!

According to the Portland Press Herald, Alex did what all struggling artists do - he crowdsourced for funds. He reached a goal to rent equipment and beyond. Because he's a Mainer, he loves and wants Maine as a backdrop.

Alex Cole - Photo by Kelsey Kennedy
Alex Cole - Photo by Kelsey Kennedy

He told the Press Herald,

It’s about using the community around us to make the most cinematic experience we can. Maine has not shown up enough in films – I’m excited to show off Maine in my film.

Alex has chewed off a lot for his first film 'Grace'. He wrote, directed, and stars in his film about heartache that is autobiographical.

Alex got another Maine actor and filmmaker to help make his film. Cody Alexander Curtis is from Bath and has a few projects under his belt. Both of them are planning to move to New York next year. They love Maine, but you have to go to the epicenter of the business.

The film will premiere on Friday, December 10 at the Lisbon Performing Arts Center Initiative in partnership with Three Village Cultural Council.

Alex Cole
Alex Cole

It's limited seating, so please email for your tickets NOW! The film is about 30 minutes long and there will be a question-answer session with Alex Cole afterward.

Anyone who has met Alex knows the kids got what it takes. That's where most of his support is coming from. He told the Press Herald,

It’s a really weird feeling to have gotten all this support from the community, especially being from a small town in Maine. I really expected we’d only hit 50 percent, or something. It just shows how the arts community in Maine might be small, but it’s very tight-knit.

Is Alex a Matt Damon or Ben Affleck in the making...but with Maine as his awesome back story? He sure could be!



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