Local filmmaker getting ready to tell another great story

Aaron Huggett will share his vision for the 'Black Donnellys' tale this fall

Photo by J.D. Booth/Lambton Shield.

Aaron Huggett remembers growing up and being enthralled with the idea of telling stories, something he’s been doing since he was very young.

As he tells Lambton Shield editor J.D. Booth, Huggett had the opportunity of actually making a living at the craft, producing dramas for a Christian curriculum manufacturer.

But lately, he’s put his talents to the art of making films, notably Red Ryan, a short that he wrote and directed and which was released in 2016.

Lovers of history, especially local history, will be pleased to hear that Huggett is getting ready for his first screening of another production—the Black Donnellys—which will be shown on October 6, 2017 at the Imperial Theatre. As of Sunday (August 20) only two of four showings—5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.—at the Imperial Theatre were NOT sold out.

A full schedule of the various area screenings, including Petrolia on October 13, is available either on Huggett’s Facebook page set up for the film or at

But this conversation is about how Huggett’s background and his interest in film. We hope you’ll enjoy the conversation and once again, please feel free to share on social media.

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