Ed Arrigoni told us that Julian Mercado is a Coast Union graduate who took filmmaking classes while at Coast which led him to go on to film school. He is now back in Cambria working on his own film and has Coast students helping and learning. Ed then turned the mic over to Julian Mercado who introduced Steve Brody

Hidden Creek was filmed entirely in Cambria on Gloria Fiscalini’s ranch. It is about an old widowed rancher who fears he might be losing his mind and suspects his son and daughter of furthering his dementia so they can sell the ranch out from under him. The film presents a contemporary reinter-pretation of the traditional rancher’s story. A tale that addresses significant themes such as Alzhei-mer’s Disease, generational land preservation, the grief associated with losing a loved one, and their impact on small family dynamics. 

The film will be premiered on January 13, 2024 at the Hearst Theatre at the Castle. Julian explained that they have secured funding for production but are still in need of funds for promoting the movie. It is their hope that they will be able to show the movie at various film festivals in the coming months. For more information about the movie, the Gala Premier or to donate, go to HIDDENCREEKMOVIE.com.