On December 9th, at 1:00 p.m., The Friends of the Seaside Library welcome documentary filmmaker, Ron Walker, who will screen his film series: Workboats of the Northwest.
Longtime Astoria resident, Ron Walker, is a filmmaker, musician, and artist.
He learned the craft of filmmaking as resident composer for the Film Loft in Portland in the 1980s. During this period he wrote the music for the Mount St Helens film “This Place in Time” which is shown at the Mount St. Helens Interpretive center.
Ron shoots, edits and composes the music for the films he produces. His films are about people, their hobbies and passions and often feature historical themes centered on the North Coast.
The Work Boats of the Northwest series will highlight three short films:
“The Pearl”, the story of a fisherwoman and her 1928 fishing boat.
“The Princess”, the salvage of a Bumble Bee fishing boat from the bottom of the ocean.
And, “The Virginia V” taking a trip on one of the last steamboats of the Northwest.
Moe information on Ron can be found here: