New Film: Love Letters to Gloucester ~ Summertime 2013

Love Letters to Gloucester ~ Summer 2013 is a ten minute film compiled from butterfly films in progress and scenes from short films created for my community during the summer of 2013.

Special thanks to the Ciaramitaro Family and my Good Morning Gloucester friends and family.

Stay until after all credits roll to see a preview of films yet to come!

Cast In Order of Appearance:

Good Harbor Beach Surfers, Pat Ciaramitaro, Dante Holding, Amanda Mohan, Vanessa Linquata, Greasy Pole Walkers, Nicky Avelis, Sleepy Pallazolla Family, Crazy Hat Ladies Robyn & Amy Clayton, Alicia Cox, Chris DeWolfe, Joey Ciaramitaro, Bex Borden, Toby Pett, Ed Collard, Melissa Cox, Craig Kimberley, Brian M. O’Connor, Captain Heath Ellis, Captain Tom Ellis, Donna Ardizonni, Cathy Kelley, Lillian LoGrasso, Rick Doucette, Felicia Ciaramitaro Mohan, Barry Mohan, Hannah Kimberley, Ron Gilson, Joan Gilson, BJ Mohan, Eloise Ciaramitaro, Madeline Ciaramitaro, Kathy Ryan, Bob Ryan

Creatures in Order of Appearance:

Great Blue Heron
Good Harbor Beach Harbor Seal
Mama Kildeer Searching for Baby Kildeer
Pair of Whimbrels
Shivering Monarch Butterfly Found at Daybreak
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Donkeys Zack & Abe
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Luna Moth
Green Darner Dragonfly Migration
Eastern Point Light House Monarch

Links to Summer 2013 Film Projects:

Beauty on the Wing ~ Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly
Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Walking for Loved Ones ~ Sunday Greasy Pole Winner Nicky Avelis
Parade of Sails ~ Schooner Festival 2013
The Good Harbor Beach Seal PSA
Gifts of Gold Red Carpet Interviews
Good Harbor Beach Sunrise ft. the Great Blue Heron
Sunset Sail Aboard the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Happy Horribles
A Luna Moth Takes Flight

62 thoughts on “New Film: Love Letters to Gloucester ~ Summertime 2013

  1. Amazing film Kim thank you for taking the time to beautifully recap the past few months…we are so lucky to live on this beautiful Island of Cape Ann.


  2. Excellent items and keep them coming…It means allot to us who have walked the path before called cape ann and had our childhood foundation built there! Time were not easy and there were challenges but you always had somebody to go to for advice or guidance. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say – Bryant McGill…

    And I am all ears (star trek Spock)? How else do you learn? 🙂


  3. Beautiful ~ I’ve watched it 3 times. The first 2times I could not get past “somewhere over the rainbow”. Happily, I finally made it through ~ then watched ” more from Kim Smith”. Looking forward to your winter offerings 😉


    1. Thank you Mary–I appreciate so much you saying that.

      The very last bit of footage at the EP Lighthouse took about three hours to capture and when the light was hitting the lighthouse in just the most Edward Hopperish moment, that Monarch did just what I had been hoping for!!


  4. I love ur movies kim. You not only capture beautiful footage but i love the song selections always perfect! Thanks for reminding me that we did have a awesome summer!


    1. Thank you so much Al. Did you see my comment yesterday re the (original) cormorant post? If not, thank you for sharing about the cormorant book. Good to see you yesterday and hello to Phyllis.


  5. This perfectly captures the spirit and beauty of Gloucester. Thank you for sharing. I live in Kentucky and am in the process of moving to Gloucester at the end of October. I can’t wait to share this with my friends and family so they can understand the lure of Cape Ann.


    1. Thank you to you and Al for saying that Len. Very awe-inspiring community.

      I loved your flaming man photos–very interesting about the cotton suit underneath the cape. Good to you and Al at EJ’s yesterday.


  6. just glorious ! Touching in its beauty, from the grandeur of sunsets to the humble insects, a tribute to Nature and Life on this very special cape ….Please let us admire it, be thankful, and preserve it . thank you .


  7. Heartfelt thanks, Kim, for the reminder of why we return to Cape Ann each year, and for a gorgeous visual reply to the question so often asked of us! A totally lovely work!


  8. Kim, once again you have left me misty eyed. I love your art. It moves me, enlightens me, instructs me, and inspires me. Thank you for keeping Gloucester alive for those of us now living elsewhere. And thank you for introducing me to Groenland, the band. (iTunes here I come) I already know the massive land and ice mass of the same name, having spent a year (1968-69) on Sondrestrom Fjord courtesy of Uncle Sam and the USAF. Keep up the great work.


  9. This is such a beautiful tribute to Gloucester & the wonderful people who make up the community. I live in Ipswich but this site has brought my over to Gloucester to enjoy what your community has to offer. Your film & your music really shows your love of your town… Thank you for sharing…


  10. Ditto on all the love expressed in the previous comments, Kim. Well-deserved. I loved watching this video homage to summer 2013, and always find your creative energy and output to be so inspiring!


  11. What a lovely way to start the day today! Your film is just beautiful and I love the intertwining of the people of Gloucester with the creatures of Gloucester. Magnificent! And the music is perfect. Love “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Can’t remember who is singing, but it’s such a great arrangement. Thanks, Kim. You are certainly special and a gift to Gloucester! (and Rockport! LOL)


    1. I almost didn’t see your comments Susan. Thank you for all your kind words–very much appreciated.

      Hawaii’s much beloved and native son Israel Kamakawiwo’ole is singing and playing the ukelele.


  12. Thank you, Butterfly Lady, for taking me back to a simpler time in my life, and reaffirming the reasons why I love Gloucester. Its videos’s like this that get us through the winter. Viva 2017!!!!


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