2011 Online New England Film Festival
Mild-mannered Ned Swanburg’s evening is ruined when he accidentally runs over his time-traveling future self while driving home from the corner gas station. Aided by Verne, his ne’er-do-well roommate, Ned takes the atomic-powered Time Suit from the body of his future incarnation and attempts to rewrite history. Will he succeed in his desperate mission to save his own future, or will he ruin the timeline forever, breaking the laws of physics and hurling himself headfirst into a never-ending paradox of madness?
Pete’s in love with his roommate’s girlfriend, a beautiful, quirky, and charming girl named Alex. They are never apart. They are best friends. And she is madly in love with the most effeminate heterosexual heartthrob since that guy from the Partridge Family. But as far as Pete can tell, this is her only flaw. Through hilarious flashbacks and Pete’s own commentary, we journey with him through the all too familiar anguish of enduring a friendship that you know should be so much more. With self-deprecating humor and insightful rants on what it means to be “right” for someone, Pete represents the hopeless romantic and loveable loser in all of us.
There are those who say that life is made up of seven significant moments. Heavy Seven explores this theory through the eyes of Bobby Merlot, a 67-year-old part time funeral parlor usher, who relives a series of life experiences that unexpectedly send him searching for love, redemption, answers, and purpose. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Short Drama at the 2010 SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival, and Official Selection of the 2011 Seattle Independent Film Festival.
With the growing pressure on teens and young adults to be accepted into the best colleges and to excel to the highest degree in anything they attempt, do we ever wonder what becomes of those that don’t make the mark? Waves chronicles a few days in the life of Norah, an only child who continually strives to make her parents proud without success. Now a college graduate, Norah moves back home to live with her aunt in Cape Cod, Massachusetts after being rejected from grad school and unable to find a job. In an attempt to capture the happiness she remembers feeling in the Cape, Norah tries to re-create her past life. She returns to a part-time job, a self-centered aunt, and a cheating boyfriend, trying to forget that her parents think she has no a chance in the world for success. Will Norah ever realize that it is not what her parents expect but what she chooses to do with her life that defines who she is?
After a new neighbor moves in across the street, two retirees compete for the first, original print of the local newspaper and learn life is not a competition.
After a long day of driving, Brad and Roger decide to pull into a motel on a dark stretch of New Hampshire road. When they ask for a room, they think they can catch a bargain…
What they get are three motels, each one stranger than the last. Something bizarre is happening, and they’re not sure why. Is something being lost in translation, or is this place just not as it seems? They never thought something so easy could seem this impossible.
The Woods Hole Post Office has long been the center of the community. When Postman Roger Gamache retires, he takes many secrets with him. This is a look at the town from the other side of the mail slot. Music by Roger’s own Big Band ‘Stage Door Canteen’ contributes a swinging soundtrack.