Private Project

The Local Oyster Stout

An oyster farmer, a shucker, and a brewery collaborate on Maryland's first farm to table Oyster Stout beer, reviving a time-honored tradition of the industrial past and charting a future for sustainability in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Mark Burchick
  • Jena Burchick
  • Jena Burchick
  • Mark Burchick
  • Kyle Deitz
    Director of Photography
    Vice News
  • Zachary Trees
    Sound Mixer
  • Mark Burchick
  • Nicholas Kovacic II
    Decanted, Brewmore Baltimore
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Fish and Wildlife Film Festival
    Moscow, ID
    United States
    October 5, 2017
    North American Premiere
    Wild Side Category, 1st Place
  • Life Sciences Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    October 16, 2017
    Czech Premiere
  • Fresh Coast Film Festival
    Marquette, MI
    United States
    October 21, 2017
  • Food Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    October 27, 2017
  • Les Bois Film Festival
    Boise, ID
    United States
    March 3, 2018
  • Sierra Nevada Film Festival
    Dorrington, CA
    United States
    March 28, 2018
  • Philadelphia Environmental Film Festial
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    April 8, 2018
  • Water Doc Film Festival
    April 12, 2018
    Canadian Premiere
  • Waverly Brewing Company
    Baltimore, MD
    United States
    August 24, 2018
    Baltimore Premiere
  • Chesapeake Film Festival
    Cambridge, MD
    United States
    October 13, 2018
  • British Documentary Film Fesrival
    London, UK
    United Kingdom
    December 3, 2018
    British Premiere
  • Maryland Public Televsion
    United States
    April 3, 2020
    Broadcast Premiere
Director Biography - Mark Burchick, Jena Burchick

Mark Burchick – Director
Mark Burchick is Baltimore-based freelance filmmaker, a life-long student, and a beer-enthusiast. Graduating Summa Cum Laude with dual majors in Electronic Film and Media and Journalism, he has played his films for Baltimore/D.C. audiences and in international competitions.

Jena Richardson – Director/Producer
Jena Richardson is a Baltimore-based filmmaker specializing in lighting design, an adjunct professor at Towson University, and a self-professed foodie. Her work has taken her from the sets of award winning television and films all the way to the White House. For Richardson, full immersion in a new place or culture is an opportunity to learn more about herself. Her passion for working hard and educating others brought her to this film.

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Director Statement

The Local Oyster Stout hopes to bridge our passion for growing up around the water, supporting small businesses, and drinking craft beer into a captivating story to share with friends, family, and those who thirst for connection (and beer!).