Photograph by Ruta Elvikyte; poster by Seth Deitch/courtesy of Lowcountry Shorts Festival
September 10, 2014
Checking in with Park Circle Film Society cofounder Nicholai Burton before the September 20-21 Lowcountry Shorts Festival
written BY Erica Jackson Curran
When Nicholai Burton helped start the Park Circle Film Society in 2008, he admits, “It was a pretty amateur setup.” Working with a few hundred dollars in seed money, the group’s first screenings came courtesy of a PowerPoint projector and a pair of old speakers. And yet audiences steadily grew, eager to see indie films from around the U.S.—and the Lowcountry. Today, the group screens a flick or so a week and hosts the annual Lowcountry Shorts Festival, coming up September 20 and 21 (get your tickets now!). In anticipation of the big event, we caught up with Burton, the festival’s director.