Woeger, who founded the Cathedral Arts Project, will stay on as its artistic director. The project has launched a $300,000 major gifts campaign for advancement and sustainability. For more information, visit cathedralartsproject.org.
Omaha filmmaker participating in PBS 50th anniversary project
Pinching pennies is paying off for Omahan Nick Beaulieu.
He decided a while back that he wanted to quit his full-time job, not only to become a filmmaker but also to spend more time with his dad, who was sick.
“I lived frugally for a year and was saving knowing I might need it,” he said.
In January, he took the leap from his account management position at Sojern advertising agency to spend all his time behind the camera. He started working on a documentary that he’s not yet ready to talk about.
Then he got a big break. He was selected to contribute to “American Portrait,” a storytelling project to mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Service.
Each person chosen was told to find five people who had stories to tell.
“My goal and objective was to try to capture Omaha in the most well-rounded way I could,” said Beaulieu, a 26-year-old graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. “I thought about interesting people that I knew but hadn’t talked to (in a professional capacity) before.”