Director, producer to speak before film fest

BAR HARBOR — Matt Siegel, the force behind the inaugural Bar Harbor Film Festival, will speak about his work in film and television at College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum in the McCormick Lecture Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 4:10 p.m.

The Bar Harbor Film Festival will take place Oct. 9-11 at the Abbe Museum. The festival will present a wide range of narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films. Short and feature-length programs represent innovative cinematic works from both established and emerging filmmakers. The weekend includes workshops with filmmakers and other industry professionals.

Siegel is a film producer and director of photography with a background in commercials, branding and communications. With offices in Los Angeles and Timbuktu, his company Imageworks produces spots for Honda, Sony, Toyota, Ford, Audi, MasterCard, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Timberland.

Siegel has created popular viral marketing campaigns for Hasbro’s Nerf and Reebok’s Zigtech. He enjoys collaborating with Google’s Studio G and The Google X lab in Mountain View, Calif., assisting in cutting edge R&D and on a wide range of commercial, marketing and communications applications.

In addition to commercial production, Siegel has worked on the WB series “Everwood,” the CBS drama “Joan of Arcadia,” the Jerry Bruckheimer series “Just Legal” and the CBS series “The Mentalist.” He is a producer and director of photography with Floating Stone Productions, the documentary film company of Olympia Stone. Stone’s “Curious Worlds: The Art of David Beck” screened to a full house at College of the Atlantic this summer.

The Human Ecology Forum is a weekly speaker series based on the work of the academic community, which also draws on artists, poets and political and religious leaders from around the world. The forum is open to the public and meets Tuesdays at 4:10 p.m. during the school term in the McCormick Lecture Hall.

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