2011 Online New England Film Festival
There are those who say that life is made up of seven significant moments. Heavy Seven explores this theory through the eyes of Bobby Merlot, a 67-year-old part time funeral parlor usher, who relives a series of life experiences that unexpectedly send him searching for love, redemption, answers, and purpose. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Short Drama at the 2010 SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival, and Official Selection of the 2011 Seattle Independent Film Festival.
After a new neighbor moves in across the street, two retirees compete for the first, original print of the local newspaper and learn life is not a competition.
After a long day of driving, Brad and Roger decide to pull into a motel on a dark stretch of New Hampshire road. When they ask for a room, they think they can catch a bargain…
What they get are three motels, each one stranger than the last. Something bizarre is happening, and they’re not sure why. Is something being lost in translation, or is this place just not as it seems? They never thought something so easy could seem this impossible.
Three estranged siblings reunite in their ancestral home in Maine to attend to the unpleasant business of their mother’s passing. As they confront each other about their past, the future of their family hangs in the balance.
Alex Cormack presents the Christmas tale of Kris Kringle’s brother Kyle, who hates the holiday after one year misunderstanding his present, an art set, as his parents giving him coal. Now many later he decides to put an end to the festivities once and for all.
He hires PR Penguin to start a smear campaign through the 24-hour news media to ruin his brother Santa. Kris Kringle, up in the North Pole, begins to feel the results, as his sponsors begin to pull the plug on their contracts. Even after friends such as the Easter Bunny come by to help cheer him up it looks like Christmas will actually be canceled.
Now that the smear campaign is in full swing Kyle decides to begin phase two of his dastardly plan! Will Kyle succeed? Will Christmas be canceled?
Hidden deep in the wilderness of Maine, former MIT professor and scientist Jean Cartier works to cure the loss of his coma-ridden wife. Eight years after her accident, Jean makes a decision from which there is no turning back. Enlisting the help of a former student, Jean is given the opportunity to live the life he’d always dreamed of.
The Stone Rules was shot to capture the First Annual J.C. Stone Sculpture Symposium featuring Maine artist Don Meserve.
The film highlights the artists as they explain their creative process and the relationship of “the ideas they bring to the stone, and what the stone suggests.” The artists venture further into a discussion of the creative process, transcending into a philosophical approach to the dual relationship of artist and medium.
Narrated by Don Meserve, this film is tribute not only to artists, but to Don who passed away last year after a long struggle with Lung Cancer. His personality, knowledge, lively wit, and creativity left its mark on all who he encountered, especially those in the craft.
The Woods Hole Post Office has long been the center of the community. When Postman Roger Gamache retires, he takes many secrets with him. This is a look at the town from the other side of the mail slot. Music by Roger’s own Big Band ‘Stage Door Canteen’ contributes a swinging soundtrack.