Pouliot, a 2007 Newburyport High graduate, moved to Los Angeles shortly after finishing his degree at Emerson College in Boston after being offered a position working on a short documentary, “Open Heart,” which follows the journey of eight young Rwandan heart patients who travel to Sudan to get lifesaving treatment at a free heart surgery clinic.
Late last week, it was announced the film is among the contenders in the Best Short Documentary category. The film was nominated along with the films, “Inocente,” “Kings Point,” “Mondays at Racine,” and “Redemption.”
Pouliot, who first became interested in film studies as a student at Newburyport High, was responsible for organizing and overseeing the detailed travel process for the cast and crew, orchestrating the shooting from the film’s home base, and arranging for translators for a film that features five different languages. Once the footage was in hand, Pouliot was named an associate editor and was responsible helping to piece the film together.
The Oscars ceremony is set for Feb. 24, beginning at 7 p.m.
Steel drum concert Sunday
Students at Zach Field Drum Studios will hold a steel drum and percussion ensemble concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield.
Students in the steel drum bands range in age from elementary through high school, Students will perform a mix of traditional calypso, contemporary calypso, pop, reggae and a few original compositions. Making their debut will be the Suite Jams project, a collaboration of students from Zach Field Drum Studios and The Musical Suite, which is also located in the Tannery Marketplace in Newburyport
Tickets are $5. Students age 8 and younger are free. For more information, visit www.zachfielddrumstudios.com or call 978-462-1100.
Transition Newburyport discusses sustainable living
The local groups Transition Newburyport and Community Resilence Circles invite the public to learn more about food sustainability by viewing 24 photos involved in the “Lexicon of Sustainability” project during a presentation on Sunday in Newburyport.