New Hampshire Film Festival
In the rugged White Mountains of northern-New Hampshire, Lahout’s has remained open 365 days a year since 1920. While technology and conglomerates have stripped the country of local, independent retailers, a family of Lebanese immigrants has prevailed for a century, beating the Great Depression, World War II, Dot Com Crash and Great Recession. With a family and staff who have spent their entire lives working at the shop, we arrive at their centennial during a vulnerable time. The patriarch (Joe Lahout Sr) is in an intense fight with father time. Having skied, worked-out and traveled well into his 90’s, Joe has begun to struggle with his daily rehab and medication schedule, while his grandson (Anthony Lahout) has returned home to help with his recovery. As Anthony begins spending time with him, he explores his grandfather’s lineage as well as questions the source to the store’s success. As we approach 2020, the reality of life-without-Joe is introduced to the Lahout family and staff, sending shockwaves throughout the ranks.
Award-winning director Nick Martini and cinematographer Cam Riley have teamed up with executive producer Anthony Lahout to captivate a nation consumed with hashtags instead of history. This film tells a timeless short story of the American dream and the family that put a community on skis. After 100 years, Lahout’s is still a family business moving onto its fourth generation. Through past and present, we learn the true source of the store’s success. As their monarch passes on, we question and discover the backbone of its longevity. We hope to inspire immigrants, military veterans, millennials, grandchildren, family businesses, and outdoor enthusiasts that all in America is not lost.
The North Woods is a short documentary about the Betty and Barney Hill Incident, a supposed “alien abduction” that occurred in 1961 in the unique rural, heavily forested, mountainous region of Northern New Hampshire, USA.
2020 Online New England Film Festival | New Hampshire Film Festival | Rhode Island International Film Festival | Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival | Drama | Sci-Fi | New Hamsphire | Watch Online Now |
When a nomadic alien race blots out the sun, an anguished young teacher tries to hold on to her humanity in a withering world. An apocalyptic sci-fi drama with an ultimately hopeful message.
In this five-minute comedy, a simple phone call is enough to catapult Jill down an impossible path until she discovers that the real enemy she’s up against…is expectation.
2019 Online New England Film Festival | New Hampshire Film Festival | Rhode Island International Film Festival | Vermont International Film Festival | Thriller | Vermont | Watch Online Now | Jury Award Winner
Eager to escape their busy lives, a couple sets off on a backpacking trip. They journey up a remote trail, set-up camp and head to, “the top of the mountain”. On the way back they both become aware of a menacing presence and discover that their camp has been overtaken by a malevolent stranger.
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.
The small town of Springfield, VT used to have a thriving machine tool industry. Did its outsized significance in WWII make it a target for Hitler? Three generations of Springfielders weigh in.
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.