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Cumberland Island - The Shrinking Sanctuary

Cumberland Island is at risk of being developed and changed forever. This film explores what is at risk and why this precious gem along the east coast should be preserved. One of the last of its kind, Cumberland is a place where many threatened and endangered species live, but it is also an escape for humankind.

  • Mark Albertin
    Displaced - The Unexplained Fallout from the Cold War, At What Cost- Pipelines, Pollution and Eminent Domain in the Rural South
  • Mark Albertin
  • Alex Kearns
  • Mark Albertin
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  • Runtime:
    30 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Rally to Save Cumberland Island
    St. Marys, Georgia
    United States
    June 24, 2017
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Mark Albertin

Mark Albertin is the owner of Scrapbook Video Productions, LLC and works as a Director of Photography/Producer for MCC Corporate Digital, a division of Morris Communications Company of Augusta, Georgia. A graduate of the Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 (Associate in Applied Sciences), Albertin started his career in the Printing and Publishing Industry, working as a color specialist involved in detail-orientated color corrections and photo manipulation for national publications. In 2000, he started Scrapbook Video Productions; a video documentary company geared toward the recording of oral histories throughout the nation. Two years later, he began creating documentaries and corporate video through his employment with Morris Communications. He has produced numerous feature-length documentaries, most of which have been broadcast on public television. In 2013 he produced “Discovering Dave – Spirit Captured in Clay; the true story of a slave potter and how he broke free of slavery using his art as a medium. His latest film revolves around the life of the United States Military Academy cadet and is called “When Duty Calls – The Life and Legacy of Don Holleder.”

When not video editing, Albertin enjoys riding his recumbent bicycle on excursions across the Southeast. He loves exploring the region and hearing stories and history about locations “off the beaten path.”

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Director Statement

My belief has always revolved around preservation of history through video. Today, more than any time in history, we have the opportunity to preserve memories and elements of our culture through video. So, in 1999, with this thought in mind and a strong photographic background I taught myself the non-linear editing process using Final Cut Pro and Apple Computer’s other multimedia programs.

Today, Scrapbook Video Productions produces everything from feature-length documentary films to stop-motion animation. Our arsenal includes a full line of HD equipment along with years of experience using the Apple and Adobe suites of editing software, along with other programs.

Our films have garnished awards at venues across the country and most of our documentaries have had the privilege of airing on public television. It’s been a wonderful experience!