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Filmmaker glad to have documented life of Onancock's Willie Crockett

Date Posted: 2021-04-06
Source: The Freelance-Star

I love talking with Dave Miller, a local filmmaker who always has a fascinating story to share about his latest production, be it about Chesapeake watermen or the inventor of diving bells.

This time out, Miller was excited to share details of his latest film, a one-hour documentary completed during a year of COVID called “The Art of Willie Crockett and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.”

At its center is Crockett, a polymath who at different times in his life was a waterman, artist, poet, preacher, trapper and a free thinker who kept a whiteboard chock full of new ideas at his studio at Onancock on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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