2014 Online New England Film Festival
A short documentary about the New Hampshire surfing community, New England Blood has since been expanded into the feature documentary The Granite Stoke. Voices include: Billy Ritchie, Casey Lockwood, Mike Sidebottom, Brian Nevins, Erica Nardone, Dave Cropper.
In this short documentary, a Vermont fiber and dance artist demonstrates how self-expression and personal adversities are inextricably bound. What do her two forms have in common? Her self-described “New England work ethic” has something to do with it.
War-separated lovers from Bosnia Herzegovina meet again years later – she a hardened war correspondent, he a seemingly comfortable intellectual – when a fictional account of their story leads both to discover the true secrets and regrets that still bind them together.
Shape of Things to Come gives viewers an exhilarating and heartwarming glimpse into the life of Nick Zammuto, professional recording artist as he balances his passion for music with his devotion to his growing family. The first part of the documentary focuses on life at the Zammuto homestead in rural Vermont as he and his wife expect their third child. It resumes six months later as Zammuto’s new band prepares for its first show at Mass MoCa.
In 1846, en route to California, the Donner Party became snowbound in the mountains for weeks without food. Amid hardship and escalating tensions, Eliza Donner seeks comfort from the handsome and mysterious James Reed, Jr., despite his appetite for secrecy. In time, the two sweethearts hunger for each other, but what is it they crave?
The dynamics of the stormy love affair between legendary artists Man Ray and Lee Miller are expressed through the varying rhythms of two metronomes bearing images of their eyes. When in sync the dual eyes appear as those of a single face—at other times the pendulums become swords sparring with each other. Drawing on Man Ray’s Object to be Destroyed and photographs they took of each other, DUÆL: Lee + Man captures Man Ray’s lifelong obsession with Lee Miller as it was expressed through the dozens of metronomes he created of her.