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Local’s Movie in Cannes Film Festival

June 1, 2013

People magazine just arrived and I’m devouring the photos and story, “Behind the Scenes in Cannes.”  The article opens with a 2-page photo spread of a sharp dressed man at the Canal + Pier in Cannes.  At first glance, I thought that’s young Lenny Emery of Waterville Valley!  Ah, my mistake.  It’s actor James Franco.  But Lenny Emery has the look.  And, apparently, he has the cred because he was indeed at the Cannes Film Festival in May celebrating the short film he produced called Fool’s Day.

Lenny Emery Waterville Valley NH

Waterville Valley’s Lenny Emery (image from Barmore & Findley Co.)

Lenny grew up in Waterville Valley with his musician dad, Leonard Emery, and big sister Lea.  My son, Tyler, was in Lenny’s class at the Waterville Valley Elementary School and spent many after school play dates at Lenny’s house.  It was a house filled with musical instruments, recording equipment, sports equipment, games and toys – and, most importantly, fun and love.  There was no doubt the Emery kids were going to go places.  Big places.

Lenny inherited his dad’s energy, talent, creativity and joie de vivre.  After graduating from Plymouth Regional High School he left wee Waterville Valley for the skyscrapers of New York City.  He attended the School of Visual Arts and graduated with a degree in film.  Since then he’s dabbled in modeling, acting, film, producing, directing, and DJing.  And now he has the Cannes Film Festival under his belt.  Amazing.

Congratulations, Lenny.  Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

Lenny DJing (image from Facebook DJ Lenny Emery)

Lenny DJing (image from Facebook DJ Lenny Emery)

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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