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Emmy Nominated Filmmaker Steven Fischer to Appear at Baltimore Homecoming 2018
Baltimore native and two-time Emmy Award nominated writer/producer Steven Fischer will be among the 150 invited guests attending the inaugural Baltimore Homecoming.
By: Blue Dog Prods.
Baltimore Homecoming 2018 is a gathering of accomplished natives and alumni from around the U.S. and the world showcasing Baltimore's vibrant arts and culinary scenes, exposing guests to the city's remarkable innovators and entrepreneurs, and encouraging discussion about the city's challenges. The event, a first of its kind, is organized by Baltimore Homecoming, Inc, a nonprofit organization. Baltimore Homecoming's website reads, "We're coming together to meet the city's next generation of innovators, artists, activists and community leaders; to reawaken and deepen our personal ties to the city; and to spark new partnerships, investments and collaborations."
"It's a real honor to be invited to the inaugural Baltimore Homecoming,"
He continues, "My family immigrated from Germany to Baltimore in the mid-19th Century, and for the most part each generation was born and raised here. My path has been a little different, taking me throughout North America, the Far East, and Europe. But because my family history is in Baltimore and because of my personal connection to the state, Maryland remains the place I consider home."
Mr. Fischer was born in 1972 at Baltimore's Church Home & Hospital and lived the first part of his life in the northeast neighborhood of Hamilton. A graduate of UMBC and a Fulbright recipient, he began his career as a cartoonist while attending Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland. His Steve & Bluey cartoons were published in the now defunct Anne Arundel County newspaper, Crofton Neighborhood Gazette, and independently in the books There's a Blue Dog Under My Bed and The Wonderful, Happy, Cartoony World of Steve & Bluey. A series of Steve & Bluey interstitials aired in Baltimore from 1996 to 1999 on TCI-TV (now Comcast). His Baltimore clients have included Maryland Public Television, AmeriCorps, Rock Run Tap & Grill, Towson-based BlueRock Productions, and Blue Dot Heating and Plumbing (Mr. Fischer is the creator and original animator of the Blue Dot TV commercials and ads). At age 24, Mr. Fischer was accepted into the prestigious Directors Guild of America while directing a documentary about the efforts of AmeriCorps to reduce childhood lead poisoning in Baltimore.
Silence of Falling Leaves, Fischer's 2000 PSA for the Polish National Alliance celebrating Baltimore's National Katyń Memorial, aired nationally in Poland and received nods from the Emmy Awards, Addy Awards, Telly Awards, and the New York Festivals among other notable competitions. Baltimore Magazine praised Fischer's work, describing the :60 spot as "an art film trapped inside a commercial."
In 2007, Mr. Fischer produced the multi award-winning animated documentary, Freedom Dance. The movie features Golden Globe winner Mariska Hargitay and premiered at the Maryland Film Festival.
In 2010, The Daily Record honored Mr. Fischer as one of 60 Influential Marylanders for his contributions to the arts.
Currently, Mr. Fischer, now based in Chicago, is producing with partners in Europe a feature length movie about the life of silent film star Max Linder. The movie, produced through AMP Polska in Warsaw, is scheduled for release in Europe early next year through TVP Poland and Canal+ in France.
Baltimore Homecoming: http://baltimorehomecoming.com/
Official Steven Fischer Website: http://www.stevenfischer.net