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Occam's Razor

Production Company: 
BrightStar Productions
Plot/Description: 
J.D. likes women. Women like J.D. He offers them romance. They offer him money. So, where's the problem? "Occam's Razor" is the story of J.D., a modern American man searching for a backdoor to success. When the door he opens leads inside his own mind, J.D. is plunged into a metaphorical landscape where he is forced to confront the hidden truths of his own self-deceptions.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Sarasota Florida
Producer: 
Charles Newman and Josh Grigsby
Writer: 
Josh Grigsby
Director: 
Josh Grigsby
Cast: 
Louis Iacoviello, Gail Borges, Adam Richardson
Contact Person: 
osh Grigsby, 26 Chiswick Road, Apt 14, Brighton, MA 02135
Contact Phone: 
617-731-6704
Posted Email: 
jg4yanks@aol.com
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Testament

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Plot/Description: 
This short film focuses on the lives of two young girls whose mothers believe that they can communicate telepathically with Jesus Christ. The mothers use their devotion to Christianity as justification for the abuse and neglect to which they subject their children. Adapted from a story by Joanna Kleinschmidt
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Boston, MA
Director: 
Lauren Ivy Chiong
Article Link: 
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Dog Days

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Production Company: 
Salamander Films
Plot/Description: 
In a film that is at once funny and disturbing, a war-torn suburban family struggles to survive in a dystopic future in which America is besieged by unknown invaders, and they learn how little distinguishes human beings from man's best friend.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Quonset Point, RI
Producer: 
Laurann Lento Black, Jessica Milhollin, Ellie Lee; Executive Producer, Robert Patton-Spruill, FilmShack
Writer: 
Ellie Lee (script) and Judy Budnitz (story)
Director: 
Ellie Lee
Cast: 
Sonya Genel, Will Lyman, Spencer Beglarian, Lisa Stathoplos, Jeremy Gottlieb, Joshua Zisholtz
Posted Email: 
dogdays@salamanderfilms.com
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Gorilla in the City

Production Company: 
Flounder Productions
Plot/Description: 
A naive gorilla finds getting a job in the big city isn't as easy as he thought.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
New York City
Producer: 
Jeff Badger
Writer: 
Jeff Badger
Director: 
Flounder Productions
Cast: 
Jeff Badger, James Colghan
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King Midas: The Movie

Plot/Description: 
A modern-day gangster film based on the ancient Greek myth of "Midas and the Golden Touch."
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Hartford, CT; Springfield, MA
Producer: 
Brandon David Cole
Writer: 
Brandon David Cole
Director: 
Brandon David Cole
Cast: 
Justin Gagnon
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Pitstop

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Plot/Description: 
When nine travelers are thrown together in a godforsaken food and fuel stop, a fatal case of mistaken identity results.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
California
Contact Person: 
Highway Five Productions, 13 Youngs Rd., Gloucester MA 01930
Contact Phone: 
(978) 281- 6597
Director of Photography: 
Hisham Abed
Producer: 
Dennis Lanson
Writer: 
Dennis Lanson
Director: 
Dennis Lanson
Cast: 
Time Winters, Susan Reno, Paulina Mielech, Philip Howe, Betsy Walton, Paige Rowland, Phil Lenkowsky, Jovin Montanero.
Article Link: 
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The Boondock Saints

Production Company: 
Trademark Pictures
Plot/Description: 
Two Irish brothers become vigilantes and try to fight crime in their neighborhood. But are the methods they use any better than the criminals they hunt?
Year of Release: 
2000
Writer: 
Troy Duffy
Director: 
Troy Duffy
Cast: 
Willem Dafoe and Sean Patrick
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Creeping Paralysis

Production Company: 
Ion Spire Pictures
Plot/Description: 
A couple on the lamb, takes cover in an abandoned warehouse, that happens to be owned by a cult, the couple makes a deal with the cult, for their unborn child, in exchange for some gold, but the couple backs out, the leader of the cult unleashes the undead on them.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Quincy, MA
Producer: 
John McCosh
Writer: 
John McCosh & J. Albert Lemieux
Director: 
J. Albert Lemieux
Cast: 
Laura Mckeena, David Morwick, Tim Dennis, Danielle Vachon and Sara Wilson
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Green

Production Company: 
Green Monster Films
Plot/Description: 
Two lifelong friends start a counterfeiting ring and they soon find out that "money changes everything."
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Boston, Concord and Winchester, MA
Producer: 
Marc Powers and Desarae Powers
Writer: 
Marc Powers
Director: 
Marc Powers
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Cry For Me

Production Company: 
Farmhouse Films
Plot/Description: 
"Cry for Me" explores a young man's battle with depression and its affect on his personal relationships. His depression manifests into a human-like form, instigating a powerful life or death struggle.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Hull, Cheshire & Pittsfield, MA
Producer: 
Mike Burdick, Brian McPhee
Writer: 
Richard Frost
Director: 
Richard Frost
Cast: 
Michelle Patch, Dylan Paschke, Brian McPhee
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I Love You to Death

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Plot/Description: 
Sherry Wingtight, a motor-mouth, coupon-clipping woman from Rhode Island, is so obsessed with bargain-hunting that she hasn't noticed that her husband, Al, has been dead for the last five years. After recovering from the shock - and flush with Al's life-insurance cash - Sherry takes him to a swank resort where she finds new and ever more creative ways to make money off his sorry ass.
Year of Release: 
2000
Producer: 
Fred & Ted Entertainment
Writer: 
Ted Page
Director: 
Fred Surr
Contact Person: 
Fred Surr
Contact Phone: 
617-236-7577
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Le Femme Repertoire aka Solidarite des Femmes

Production Company: 
Rouge Nation-State
Plot/Description: 
Female assassins are hired by a foreign government council to find and capture a quantum-nuclear engineer wanted for mass-murder, who is working for the U.S government, and living in Brookline.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Boston, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Providence (RI), Cape Verde
Producer: 
Said K. Dibinga
Writer: 
Said K. Dibinga
Cast: 
Deborah Martin, Claudia Jordan, Auta Lopes, Wendy Abraham, Dee Rodrigues, Marion Hall, Lonnie Farmer, Gennadiy Ravvin, Maria Valentinova, Karen Li, Iranna Rachel, Soraya Butler, Richard Caines, Jani Rodrigues, Simba Dibinga, Shaumba Dibinga
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Eleven Seconds

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Plot/Description: 
Based on the life of Travis Roy, the BU hockey player who suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed in the first 11 seconds of his NCAA hockey game.
Year of Release: 
2000
Posted Email: 
rrebort@aol.com
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The Gypsy Years

Production Company: 
Velveteen Films
Plot/Description: 
Katherine Moss, aka "MOSSY", is one of a few who left the working class town of Wiley, Massachusetts in order to pursue a higher education. Four years later and now graduated, she must come home to Wiley and rediscover who she really is, and where she might be going. Mossy reunites with her three best friends, one a fisherman, one a do-gooder, and one an on again off again love, all of whom are experiencing the height of what it means to leave youth and family behind in order to start new lives as responsible young adults- all of whom are making their way through their own Gypsy Years, trying to find independence, and hoping to find their futures and happiness waiting and ready on the other side.
Year of Release: 
2000
Producer: 
Courtney Williams
Director: 
Rebecca Bagley
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In My Father's Church

Plot/Description: 
Although United Methodist policy unequivocally states that gay unions can not take place in Methodist churches, Methodist pastors have been defying the order of the greater church by marrying gay couples. Filmmaker Charissa King documents the broader struggle in the United Methodist Church, while she plans a wedding with her partner Kelly and meditates over the relationship with her father, a Methodist pastor.
Year of Release: 
2000
Director: 
Charissa King
Contact Person: 
Charissa King at P.O. Box 415 Boston, MA 02117
Contact Phone: 
617-929-1890
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Titus Andronicus

Production Company: 
South Main Street Productions
Plot/Description: 
A modern telling of William Shakespeare's darkest tragedy.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Providence, Newport and Bristol, Rhode Island
Producer: 
Zoya Pierson and Christopher Pierson
Writer: 
William Shakespeare - Adapted by Richard Griffin
Director: 
Richard Griffin
Cast: 
Nigel Gore, Zoya Pierson, Chris Perrotti, John Capalbo, Molly Lloyd, Kevin Butler, Christopher Pierson, Kevin Costa, Eric Cutler, Tom Roache, Dan Welch, Kate Lohman
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Gavin's Way

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Production Company: 
Rhinoceros Productions
Plot/Description: 
Three Irish Catholic cousins are faced with the toughest decision of their lives. Deciding who they are. Sarcastic Comedy about love, life, and escaping from a smalltown family business.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Massachusetts
Contact Phone: 
(978) 463-7456
Producer: 
Denton Hunter
Writer: 
D. R. Farquharson
Director: 
D. R. Farquharson
Cast: 
D.R. Farquharson, Daiva Deupree, Beno Chapman, Dan Johnson, Spring Hill, Gabriella Viela, Brian Hammer
Article Link: 
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The Gentleman from Boston

Production Company: 
The Education Project
Plot/Description: 
A brash young state representative learns that he has to "play ball" in order to get things done on Beacon Hill.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Boston
Producer: 
Mark Donadio
Writer: 
John Stimpson & Michael Connolly
Director: 
John Stimpson & Michael Connolly
Cast: 
Michael Landes, Wendy Benson, Francis McCarthy
Contact Person: 
John Stimpson Productions 1 Oak Hill Road Fitchburg, MA 01420
Contact Phone: 
(978) 343-7979
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Inquisition

Production Company: 
Random Foo+ Pictures & Pangea Films
Plot/Description: 
Krieger (played by Steve Sherrick) is a devoted man to his faith. But, on the eve of the new millenium evil walks the earth and it is up to him to discover who this "necrophin" is and stop them before they wreak their havok on mankind.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Malden, Mass
Writer: 
Garth Franklin
Director: 
C.C. Chapman
Cast: 
Cassie Ross, Dan Gorgone and Steve Sherrick
Contact Person: 
Random Foo Pictures, 265 Lexington Street, Watertown, MA 02472
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Messiah

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Production Company: 
Poverti Productions
Plot/Description: 
Adaptation of the Gospels. Aunt Kathryn & Uncle John need to get the, now grown, nephews and nieces back on track of being good. Kathryn writes the story after being bothered by all the bad news and seeing the kids so selfish and self-centered. During an Easter party dinner in her home, she forces the kids to listen, putting them into specific roles as they 'imagine' the story. Some listen, some learn, and some could care less. But it did change a few to the error of their ways. Behind-the-Scenes: "Messiah" is in editing with a wonderful editor, Dale Andrews, from Toronto. Music score and performance done by Adriel Prager of AzureMusic.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Downtown Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury, MA
Producer: 
Poverti Productions
Writer: 
Dan Parziale & K.M. Fitzgerald
Director: 
K.M. Fitzgerald. Cheryl Friberg, Production Assistant/Assistant Director
Cast: 
Daniel Parziale, John Cox, Cieran Crawford, Morgan Alexander, Michael Peluso, Gerry Martinez, Cheryl Finlayson, Barry Boykins, Wally Chang, David Goldberg, Tambre Tarlton, Bob Knox, John Stackpole, Brian McCoy, Gonzalo Donoso, Bill Holman, Joyce Rich, Shelley Back, and a cast of many more.
Contact Person: 
Kathy Fitzgerald, Poverti Productions at PO Box 135, Boston, MA 02122
Contact Phone: 
617-288-6468
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Natural Selection

Production Company: 
Big Time Pictures
Plot/Description: 
A woman carries on relationships with two different men but ends up falling in love with a third. However, there is an underlying manipulation involved on the part of the third man.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Boston, MA
Writer: 
Edward Keenan
Director: 
Edward Keenan
Cast: 
Jessica Powers, Tommy Day Carey, Rick Gifford, Jim Slabacheski
Contact Person: 
Edward Keenan, 265 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135
Contact Phone: 
508.735.6097
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Open Season

Production Company: 
10engines
Plot/Description: 
“Open Season - a story of highbacks and gunracks” was shot among the intensity and emotion of competition, with riding and interviews from east coasters Ross Powers, Tricia Byrnes, Abe Teter; a BoarderX segment narrated by Snowboarder magazine's "redneck of the year" Hobie Chittenden; and exclusive interview footage with a certain VT industrialist Jake Burton Carpenter.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Stratton, Vermont
Producer: 
10engines
Director: 
James Fox and John Bollenbacher
Cast: 
Ross Powers, Tricia Byrnes, Hobie Chittenden
Distributor: 
Video Action Sports
Posted Email: 
james@10engines.com
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The Habit

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Plot/Description: 
The Habit is based on a true story about a nun who steps up to decipher an opinion from a voice, a calling from a choice, life from nonlife. Shunned and losing sight of her faith, she treads the streets of New England, fighting to keep believing that what she's doing is right not righteous; to find comfort in her convictions when all is lost - not excluding the confidence of her best friend, Father Roonie, who simultaneously realizes that he's in love with her, that he's always been in love with her, that without her the church is barren.
Year of Release: 
2000
Director: 
Tracey Glynn
Cast: 
Steven Spacek (Thin Red Line, Blast From the Past), Gary Cherone (VanHalen, Extreme, JC Superstar), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Annie Gwathme (The Sisters Rosensweig, NY), Shae Kennedy (NY Theatre).
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Shoemaker and the Fishpeddler

Production Company: 
Memory Productions
Plot/Description: 
Tells the true story of two Italian immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti who were arrested on a streetcar in 1920. Charged with no crime, they were questioned for three days about anarchist activities and convicted for the robbery and murder of two payroll guards at a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts and seven years later were executed. This film portrays the perspective of the two men, limited in their use of English, whose basic rights were imposed on in a highly corrupt manner by the judiciary.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Massachusetts
Contact Person: 
David Rothauser, Memory Productions, 39 Fuller Street, Brookline, MA, 02146
Contact Phone: 
617-232-4150
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The Big V

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Production Company: 
Fred & Ted Entertainment
Plot/Description: 
A comedy about two guys who make a pact to both have a vasectomy (The Big V) on the same day. Their decision proves to be far more complicated than they could have imagined.
Year of Release: 
2000
Filming Locations: 
Boston area
Producer: 
Fred & Ted Entertainment
Writer: 
Ted Page and Fred Surr
Director: 
Fred Surr
Contact Person: 
Fred & Ted Entertainment, 361 Newbury St. 5th Floor, Boston MA 02115
Contact Phone: 
617-236-7577
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