the Secret Season

Every year around March, most people start grumbling about the dreariness of mud season in Maine. There are others, however, that start the day with excited whispers and inquiring minds. They wonder if it's time. They wondering if it is Sugaring Time... the season in between seasons. Secret Season explores the magical, wonder-filled season known as "Sugaring Time" that many have no idea is occurring all around them.

  • Liz McGregor
  • Liz McGregor
  • Kimberly Sampson
  • Kathryn Lasky
    Sugaring Time
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    environmental, inspirational
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    11,691 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Liz McGregor

Liz has worn many hats in film and video, from product placement
to producing. She has worked as an Assistant Director
on independent feature films, such as Big Night and Drunks, and as a Producer of commercials. She has produced documentaries of all lengths including the hour long "Life of the River- the Futaleufú" about the threat of a dam on the Futaleufú River in southern Chile in 2001. Liz directed New York City's first and only environmental film festival in 1996. She was Associate Director of the Tahoe-Reno International Film Festival and has organized festival tours in Chile (Banff World Tour) and Maine (Mountainfilm on Tour).

Liz is currently producing a short documentary about the wonder and magic of Sugaring Time in Maine with Co-Producer Kimberly Sampson and in the concept stages for a short about class five fly fishing with Co-Producers Stacie Wunsch and Kimberly Sampson. She is also working as Producer of Marketing & Distribution on the inspiring cargo bike culture documentary, MOTHERLOAD, by filmmaker Liz Canning. MOTHERLOAD premiered at DocLands Documentary Film Festival on May 4th, 2019.

With Collaborator Alex Nicks, Liz wrapping up work on the large format photography book, Portrait of Patagonia-Futaleufú, Chile to be published in May 2020.

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Director Statement

As BoonDocs, we strive to engage, inform and inspire. With each effort, we hope to make a contribution that helps us better understand the natural world and our relationship to it - however small, however big. We strive to create documentaries that share important, not often heard stories in a way that is both immersive and beautiful.