VMA Alum's Film Cape Spin Selected to Screen by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society

Carole McFall
August 02, 2011

Filmmaker Robbie Gemmel ’03 spent the last four years shooting, directing, and producing a documentary film called Cape Spin on the controversial Cape Wind project planned for Nantucket Sound. It’s an entertaining and thoughtful look at this 21st-century clash of titans.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is sponsoring the first full screening of the film today (August 2) as part of the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival.

controversial Cape Wind project planned for Nantucket Sound

Gemmel ’03 spent the last four years shooting, directing, and producing a documentary film, on the controversial Cape Wind project planned for Nantucket Sound.

Gemmel was moved to take on this project while he was a Visual and Media Arts undergrad at Emerson. "Professor Alan Hankin (RIP brother) introduced me to Cape Wind and inspired me to produce the documentary,” he remembers. “It's such an incredible feeling to be at the finish line and on the verge of a major social impact. My greatest hope is for our documentary to motivate people to become more active citizens, especially on the environmental front, just like Professor Hankin did."

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