New Hampshire Film Festival
A faux infomercial for the boxing robot SLAM MAN, a Hard-Hitting Machine with a Screw Loose. Turn it on, set your skill level and start swinging!
Death makes us want to hold on. Empyrean is about finding the grace in letting go. Sadie’s father, Jim, is dying of brain cancer. It’s only been two months since the diagnosis but he’s already lost his sense of reality – his mind and memory are slipping away even faster than his body. It’s Sadie’s turn to help her mother care for Jim as he runs out the time on the days or weeks that he has left, but the beautiful, rugged landscape that they call home has become a threat as his behavior grows more erratic.
Sadie tries to maintain her strength, but the approach quickly deteriorates throughout restless nights and hazy days as she realizes the peace she hoped to make with her father now seems out of reach — it’s too late for goodbyes and apologies – there’s just the here and now, and the comfort to be found in seeing her father as a man who needs to be released from this world as gently as possible, even if it breaks her heart.
At the end of his greatest adventure, Skillman has vanquished his nemesis, recovered the priceless artifact, and saved his latest lover from certain doom. But as he struggles to figure out what comes next, his lady begins to realize her confident, capable man hasn’t the first clue what to do once the guns are down.
Over the course of a summer weekend, a young married couple contemplate the future of their strained relationship, reflecting back on the times when they were most in love. Starring Abigail Spencer (Rectify, Mad Men, Suits) and Josh Pence (The Social Network, The Dark Knight Rises, Draft Day), Here and Now was selected by Ron Howard as the winner of Canon’s “Project Imaginat1on” Contest.
A short documentary about the New Hampshire surfing community, New England Blood has since been expanded into the feature documentary The Granite Stoke. Voices include: Billy Ritchie, Casey Lockwood, Mike Sidebottom, Brian Nevins, Erica Nardone, Dave Cropper.
A distraught young pitcher finds himself alone on the mound; it’s the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, no outs. With his team only up by one, and the crowd roaring in disapproval, the pitcher stares at one empty seat… this was never about a game.
If your girlfriend had the flu, would you still kiss her? What about if she might have viral Meningitis? For David, the answer is simple. Absolutely not. Unfortunately, David’s girlfriend doesn’t see it this way.
Convinced by his father that their traveling back to his hometown is an archeological exploration of the past, Jackson instead finds the torn relationship between his grandfather and father.
In 1962 a group of young men, who are stationed at a remote Air Force base in Greenland, band together to undergo a dangerous mission to retrieve mail lost in a frozen landscape of darkness.