New Hampshire Film Festival
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.
Telling the Story of Slavery is a short documentary film about the first museum in America dedicated to exploring the legacies of slavery.
Discussing the legacy of slavery in America is still a complex and difficult conversation to have. How do we confront this horrible and defining period of our shared history? This is a film about a place that is attempting to do just that: The Whitney Plantation. It’s a former plantation founded in 1752 and located in Louisiana along the historic River Road, which winds down the Mississippi towards New Orleans. John Cummings, a lawyer who founded the museum, spent sixteen years planning and over eight million dollars of his own money to restore this site, which honors the memory of those who were enslaved on plantations and whose labor helped build this country. The Whitney Plantation is not a place designed to make people feel guilt, or to make people feel shame. It is a site of memory, a place that exists to further the necessary dialogue about race in America. This is a film about this place, its founders, and how it is helping America understand it’s most unpleasant past.
A young man faces the aftermath of a hunting accident. Winner of 2015 New Hampshire Film Festival Best Short Drama and 2015 Int’l Cinematographers Guild Emerging Cinematographer Award.
2016 Online New England Film Festival | New Hampshire Film Festival | Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival | Woods Hole Film Festival | Drama | Maine | New Hamsphire | Watch Online Now | Audience Award Winner
A heartwarming, teenage love story about trust and accepting others for exactly who they are. Noah begins to fall in love with his new neighbor Becky, only to find out she has a secret.
Jennifer Doll just wants her son, Jackson, to have a typical childhood, but his autism causes him to experience the world too intensely. Because of his freak outs and outbursts, he’s never been on a play-date or attended a birthday party. One day, Jennifer enrolls Jackson in an ice skating program for kids with disabilities. Even though the first weeks are rough, Jennifer sees major
improvements in Jackson’s attitude and outbursts. As the final ice skating show comes up, Jennifer hopes that Jackson will go on, believing a successful performance will be the first step toward a typical childhood.
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
2015 Online New England Film Festival | New Hampshire Film Festival | Rhode Island International Film Festival | Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival | Drama | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hamsphire | Watch Online Now | Audience Award Winner
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.
Capturing the unsettling essence of a Twilight Zone episode and the sci-fi tone of a Ray Bradbury story, this reflective short film casts a bleak look at how technology can backfire at bringing us closer together, unintentionally creating more isolation and loneliness than ever before, sometimes leading to harrowing and tragic results.
An homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. Newlyweds Grace and Johnny survive a plane crash on an mysterious island only to discover the entire place has been taken over by zombies!