The Chelmsford Art Society is presenting a unique program, “Making Films on a Micro Budget” on Saturday January 21 at 2pm at the Chelmsford Public Library. Jim Higgins’ presentation “Making Films on a Micro Budget” is aimed at indie filmmakers with an alternative vision of the world. Because these films are out of mainstream, they are often difficult to finance. But don’t let that stand in your way. We’ll talk about inventive ways to make your vision become reality. Jim’s background began in photography and graphic design and later with in Ireland (www.higginsross.com). Then in 1983, with design partner
Joan Ross, he was commissioned to document the influx of Southeast Asian refugees in Massachusetts. This resulted in two books, Southeast Asians: A New Beginning in Lowell and Fractured Identites: Cambodia’s Children of War. It also resulted in a life long friendship with Tim Thou, founder of the Angkor Dance Troupe. In 2006, members of the Troupe joined Jim in a new endeavor, Flying Orb Productions, and we began producing alternative films and theater performances.