Zoë Furlong Named Vermonter Fellow to 5th Annual Story Lab
Zoë Furlong, Burlington, Vermont and Seattle, Washington (Drama, MILL CREEK) - A funeral brings a city girl back to the rural hometown she ran away from, but in facing her past, she realizes that the present isn't what it seems. Zoë is a young Vermont-based filmmaker who has worked in media non-profits, feature films, commercial video production, and has produced and directed her own short and mid-length films. Her work is often inspired by haunted landscapes, folklore, and the things we collectively sweep under the rug. Zoë plans to shoot MILL CREEK in Vermont.
Stowe Story Labs President David Rocchio said, "since we founded the Labs we have been dedicated to emerging talents grounded in Vermont attending the labs and are really pleased to continue that tradition."
This year Stowe Story Labs and the Helen Day Art Center are deepening their relationship by jointly promoting the Vermonter Fellowship. "The partnership with the Helen Day contributes mightily to the spirit of the Labs," said Rocchio. "We are so pleased to deepen our work together through enabling Vermonters - and stories based in Vermont to be developed through the labs," he said.
Helen Day Art Center Executive Director Rachel Moore had this to say about Zoë and the 2017 Fellowship: “In our five years partnering with Stowe Story Labs, we have seen the energy, talent and creativity of the world’s best emerging screenwriters and filmmakers come through our doors. We are extremely proud to now partner with the Labs to offer this fellowship to a filmmaker committed to the State of Vermont, and are very pleased to award the first Helen Day Stowe Story Labs Fellowship to Zoë Furlong for her script MILL CREEK."