Oceanside International Film Festival
- Category: Oceanside International Film Festival
- Published on 16 August 2012
The film "Music High" was pulled at the last minute from the Oceanside International Film Festival in San Diego, California, after organizers learned that March Charles Maine, who produced, wrote and directed the film, is a registered sex offender.
As reported by NC Times, Maine, a former San Diego police officer, plead guilty in 2007 to a charge of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 years of age in connection with a 1995 incident involving a relative. Maine said he served four months on a work furlough program, completed court-ordered therapy and was on probation for three years. Once probation was complete, Maine said, there were no restrictions imposed on his activities, except that he register as a sex offender.
"Music High," which was filmed at El Camino High School in Oceanside, and Mesa College in San Diego, tells the story of a high school music teacher trying to cope with budget cuts and use music to unite different factions in the school.