2015 Online New England Film Festival
A Bloodless Crime is a dark comedy, produced for 48 Hour Film Project, NH in 2014. Starring Carlton Greene, Dan Larson and Jacqueline Dubois, it’s a hilarious, 5-minute maelstrom of lust, betrayal and murder. Directed by Ben Peirce and co-written by Peirce, P.J. Huot and RC Victorino, A Bloodless Crime won an Audience Choice Award at the New Hampshire 48 Hour Film Project and was nominated for Best Writing and Best Actor (Dan Larson). The film was also selected for the S.N.O.B. Film Festival
This short documentary film is the soul of Anna, a beautiful Native American mother, grandmother and wife who has fell victim to Alzheimer’s. Throughout her lifetime Anna has watched many family members lose their battles with this disease. This film is only through her eyes.
The film draws a portrait of a secular Cemetery in an Israeli kibbutz as it follows a single life cycle observing the cemetery as it withers and blooms again. There between being and non-being, holes are bored open in the earth and empty plastic chairs await sitters to come…
A supernatural horror-comedy about a Reaper seeking love in the mortal realm who’s disappointed to find Shaun is just like every other man she’s ever encountered.
A poor family, having received tickets, must struggle through the gloomy, impoverished, sometimes surreal eastern European countryside to bring Grandma to the American Cinema.
Through a series of looping, black and white shots, the life and legacy of Boston’s notorious James Michael Curley is interrogated, alongside the traditions of history-telling, utility of the past, and commodification of memory. Just as James Michael Curley challenged and redefined the dominant politics of early 20th century Boston; just as Curley’s legacy has been simplified and sanitized; just as history in general blunts and sculpts facts to meet an end; Curley: A Historiophoty by Billy Palumbo challenges narrativization, chronology, linearity, and objectivity in history-telling not in a search for truth but a quest for questions.
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Rocketship is a 15-minute family drama in which an unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man claiming to be a former astronaut. Together, they transform a vintage vacuum cleaner into a rocketship for a surprising journey. The film is inspired by the rocketship sculptures of artist David Random. Rocketship was an Official Selection of the New Hampshire Film Festival (Jury Award for NH Film of the Year), SNOB Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival (Winner, KidsEye Award), Mill Valley Film Festival sponsored by the California Film Institute, LA Shorts Fest, Boston Film Festival, Louisville’s Festival of Films, Northampton International Film Festival, Coney Island Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival, where it was named one the CIFF’s 20 “Must See Films” out of 345 films (180 features and 165 shorts) screened over 12 days. The CIFF review said, “It’s magical. It’s epic. The little boy who plays the lead is fantastic.” In June, 2014, Rocketship was featured at the 17th Dances With Films in Los Angeles, one of the film industry’s premier showcases for emerging talent. Starting in February, 2015, Rocketship is being featured inflight on Virgin Airlines worldwide.