A Binghamton native has returned to his hometown to produce a documentary the seeks to answer the question of why Binghamton is so creative.
Everett De Morier with the help of his son Nick has created Binghamton Valley of Creativity.
De Morier, who is primarily an author, was in town recently promoting his new book “The Invention of Everything” when he got wind of a growing local arts scene.
He hired a film crew, at a discount, and began interviewing local artists over a two day period.
De Morier says that whether its LUMA, PorchFest, First Friday or the dozens of local artists toiling away on their crafts, Binghamton has a level of creativity that makes it special. “Binghamton artists don’t ask permission, they just do it. They don’t wait for grants, they don’t come up with a plan, they just do it. They don’t care about getting rich, they don’t care about getting famous, they just care about doing what they enjoy doing. And I think the fact that we are doing a documentary about the Binghamton art scene proves that the Binghamton art scene works.”
“It’s got some really unique stories that this film brings out. That’s a big reason why we want to make it free, and why we’re putting it right on YouTube. So, it sort of grows. Even the trailer, we were looking at the analytics today, most of which are coming from the Facebook posts that we’ve done. But some are stumbling on it just by searching Binghamton and YouTube.”
De Morier will premiere the film on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the Bundy Museum Annex.
Admission is free.
Afterward, the film will get posted to YouTube for everyone to view.