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Coastal Dune Lakes Documentary Debuts

April 3, 2015 by SoWal Staff

Elam Stoltzfus and the Live Oak Production Group has wrapped up production of the documentary film: Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast. The company has several free, public screenings in the area and a full slate of showings on PBS.

During an invitation-only World Premiere at WaterColor LakeHouse on April 1, producer Elam Stoltzfus said, "I was really pleased with the reaction of the people who have seen the film. Our first goal is educating people about the lakes and even some of the experts have told us they learned something from watching it."

Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida's Emerald Coast is a one-hour high-definition documentary that features the coastal dune lakes of Northwest Florida. The coastal dune lakes are a diverse group of lakes located in Bay and Walton Counties and are a natural beauty to the area.

The film features lakes in SoWal and Australia, the many types of animals that can be found in and around the lakes, what local groups are doing to preserve the lakes, and why the dune lakes are important to the Northwest Florida area.

Award winning filmaker Elam Stoltzfus' directed works include six feature-length nature documentaries on the state of Florida, four of which were shown nationwide on Public Television. The Coastal Dune Lakes documentary will premiere on public television nationwide starting Earth Day weekend 2015, and throughout the summer.

Coastal Dune Lakes premiere film screenings coming up locally include:

-- Watersound Origins on Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
-- Seaside Amphitheater on Saturday, April 18th, 7:30p.m.
-- Gulf Place Amphitheater on Earth Day, April 22, 8:00 p.m.

Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast Merchandise now available for pre-orders.

Follow Coastal Dune Lakes on Facebook for video, photography and updates on the documentary at www.facebook.com/coastaldunelakes.

Update from Elam 4/9/15

We experienced a wonderful Premiere last Thursday evening at the new Origin at WaterSound Green under a full moon, ambient sounds of crickets and frogs, coolness of a spring night and the gathering of friends.  This was a special moment to be able to share our content and efforts from the past 16 months of production to create the Coastal Dune Lakes story.

We have the book, DVD and CD music available.  Here are several ways you can obtain this information.
Go to: Square online store View the CDL trailer.

We also have the book available along 30A at The Blue Giraffe, Sundog Books and Hidden Lantern.

On the 10th (tomorrow) Nic and Elam will be signing books at the Blue Giraffe from 10:30am-12:30pm 1777 E County Hwy 30A, Watercolor, Florida 32459
Meet the father & son creators of "Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida's Emerald Coast", a documentary whose mission is to increase awareness as to what a coastal dune lake is and what people can do to protect the lakes for future generations. Books, DVD's and CD's will be available for purchase.

Later in day at the Hidden Lantern from 3:30 to 5:30 pm - 84 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, Florida 32461
Author Nic Stoltzfus and photographer Elam Stoltzfus will be signing copies of the Coastal Dune Lakes book. Books, DVD's and CD's will be available for purchase.

On Saturday, April 18th, we will be doing a book signing and film screening at Seaside. 
The book signing will be from 5:30-7:30 at Sundog Books. 
The film screening will be at 7:30-8:30 at the Seaside Amphitheater. 
The event is FREE and open to the public. 
Books, DVD's and CD's will be available for purchase.

On Wednesday April 22, at 7:00 to 9:00 there will be an Earth Day film screening at The Green at Gulf Place Town Center Loop, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
Books, DVD's and CD's will be available for purchase.

For the PBS broadcast schedule, go to the Coastal Dune Lakes Facebook page or to the website for information.

The local schedule has changed from the first postings.  Here is the current local schedule.

WFSG-56 Panama City FL
* Sun 4/19/2015     3:00 PM 1st run 
* Sun 4/19/2015     5:00 PM 2nd run

WSRE-23 Pensacola FL 
Sun 4/19/2015        6:00 PM 1st run

WFSU-11 Tallahassee FL
* Sun 4/19/2015     3:00 PM 1st run 
* Sun 4/19/2015     5:00 PM 2nd run

Thanks much for your support, interest and conversations about the Coastal Dune Lakes.


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