Marist in Lake Placid
The 2015 "Sleepless in Lake Placid" Team Marist with their award for Best Film. Left to right, Niajja Sheard,
Kristin Casey, Marissa Aiuto, Kristen Faubion, and Peter Romano.
In this competition, teams from several colleges and universities are given twenty-four hours to write, produce, and edit a film. The teams cast their films from a common pool of actors and must include certain pre-defined elements into their stories. These elements change from year to year, and might include lines of dialogue and/or visual icons of Lake Placid culture.
Marist first competed in the summer of 2011, when teams were required to incorporate the Lake Placid Olympic Center, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Team Marist produced Maybe Tomorrow about a figure skater who is reconciled with her estranged father. The film won the Audience Choice Award.
at left, Team Marist shoots a scene in the Lake Placid Olympic Center _______________________________________________________________________
2012 Team Marist shoots a scene in front of Lake Placid's Palace Theatre in which the main characters hatch a plot to commit a robbery. Christian Rozakis took home the award for Best Actor.
Marist's entry in the 2013 "Sleepless in Lake Placid",
Allure, won awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, and
the Robin Pell Award for Best Film.
In June of 2015 Team Marist had a very successful week in Lake Placid, winning the Robin and Anitra Pell Emerging Filmmaker Award for Best Film with Only Temporary