Medfield TV Documentary on Mike Sullivan
Friday evening I was fortunate to be invited a pre-release showing of the Medfield TV movie, “The Open Door Policy,” a documentary about Mike Sullivan at The Center. The movie recounts Mike’s career as the long time Town Administrator by means of interviews with those with whom Mike worked. Former selectman and current town historian, Richard DeSorgher was positioned as the de facto narrator. There were also clips of Mike at BoS meetings and at town meetings.
About sixty people attended, more than half were Mike’s family, including many nieces and nephews, and their families, as well as his brother Dennis Sullivan, who had flown up from Virginia to attend. The balance in attendance were the town employees who had been interviewed for the movie and the Medfield TV staff who had distilled the hours of video interviews to create the movie. I know that my interview lasted for about an hour, and accounted for only maybe two minutes in the movie.
The world premier of the movie will be this coming Friday at the Medfield High School auditorium.
It was nice to see that my neighbor, Olivia Deval, got credit in the movie for her production assistance work on it. Olivia interned at Medfield TV while at MHS, graduated last June, and is now at Babson.