Audience Award Winner
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a short film highlighting the work of a New Hampshire based non profit that provides physical, emotional and psychological equine therapy to children and adults.
Somewhere In July follows a 10-year-old girl, caught in the chasm of a family divided over her father’s recent transition into a woman. Filmed stylistically from the perspective of the child, our story captures the innocent and pure love of a child, at play with an at times harsh and confusing world. July is forced into an adult world of politics and morality and with all of these pressures and new, mostly negative social attention, she just wants her family back.
Set in 1974 rural New England, this enchanting story moves through the days of Cecily, a seven-year-old girl who, after the death of her baby sister, lives in a world with no music, no color, no laughter, no love—that is, until a magical imaginary friend shows up and joins Cecily on the quest to save her family from the grief that is destroying them. Jennifer Potts wrote the feature film script The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop in 2014, and this short version is based on the first 15 pages of the feature film script. This short film will be produced as a proof of concept to raise funding for the feature film.
Ed Morgan and family go for a ride through the forest and meet Smokey the Bear. After Joanna Cassidy delivers a public service announcement, Ed starts a fire with his cigarette butt. The children plead in song for a country up in flames as the fire is engulfed by surging seas. Alfred Hitchcock provides the perfect antidote.
An unsuspecting customer falls into a web of words when a clerk decides to make her day more interesting.
Located ten miles off the coast of mainland New England, the Oceanic Hotel is the grand, yet far-from-modern home to the thousands of guests who brave the choppy seas to visit during the warmer spring and summer months. Off-season, the hotel and the 43-acre Star Island on which it sits is home to Alexandra de Steiguer – its winter caretaker who braves the colder, darker months of inclement weather by embracing the solitude and finding inspiration, and life, in what would otherwise be considered the ‘bones’ of winter.
A carpenter boarding up an abandoned house for the winter must fight to survive when strange events begin to occur. But how do you fight what you can’t see?
2018 Online New England Film Festival | Mass Reality Film Check | Salem Film Fest | Documentary | Maine | Massachusetts | Mass Reality Check college documentary shorts program at SFF 2018 | Audience Award Winner
Take a trip off the coast of Maine and visit the country’s only colony of Atlantic Puffins. Follow these pint-sized seabirds across the island of Eastern Egg Rock, where researchers and interns work to continue to preserve this species in an effort which is forty-four years in the making.
In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events.