2011 Online New England Film Festival

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Bighorn

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2010 | Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo

Bighorn is a 15-minute, supernatural historical fantasy based on a true fact: General Custer’s bandmaster, Felix Vinatieri — an Italian immigrant and the great-great-grandfather of New England Patriots’ Super Bowl-winning kicker Adam Vinatieri — was ordered to stay behind at the 7th Cavalry’s Powder River camp and missed the Battle of the Little Bighorn where Custer and his entire regiment were annihilated. The Twilight Zone-ish tale takes place in 2002 — when the Patriots won their first Super Bowl on Adam Vinatieri’s last-second, 48-yard kick — and in 1876. Nathaniel Philbrick, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of the New York Times Bestseller The Last Stand, applauded Bighorn on his blog, calling it “an ingenious and demented intermingling of the Battle of the Little Bighorn with the New England Patriots” and telling his readers “you’ve got to see this film!”

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Waves

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2010 | Directed by Emily Harrold

With the growing pressure on teens and young adults to be accepted into the best colleges and to excel to the highest degree in anything they attempt, do we ever wonder what becomes of those that don’t make the mark? Waves chronicles a few days in the life of Norah, an only child who continually strives to make her parents proud without success. Now a college graduate, Norah moves back home to live with her aunt in Cape Cod, Massachusetts after being rejected from grad school and unable to find a job. In an attempt to capture the happiness she remembers feeling in the Cape, Norah tries to re-create her past life. She returns to a part-time job, a self-centered aunt, and a cheating boyfriend, trying to forget that her parents think she has no a chance in the world for success. Will Norah ever realize that it is not what her parents expect but what she chooses to do with her life that defines who she is?

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Bummer

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Mo Twine

Philip drives for the financially strapped cab company, Bumble Bee Cabs, which is owned by his mom. His wily ‘girlfriend,’ Allison, runs a marketing company and wants to help. Mom is against Allison’s costly promotional scheme, but Philip thinks his girlfriend is super pretty, so he goes along with her ill-conceived plan like a sheep to the slaughter.

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Dark Scribbles

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2010 | Directed by Michael Venn

Dark Scribbles is the story of Angela Roberts, a talented psychic whose recent visions may have greater meaning then what they initially appeared to have. It seems that her psychic abilities and her professional and personal relationships are becoming intertwined. With the help of her husband and friends she soon realizes that sometimes nothing is exactly what it’s supposed to be.

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Alex’s Halloween

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2008 | Directed by Daniel Persitz

Alex gets ready for Halloween by dressing up as iconic characters and imagining that he actually becomes them. With the big night fast approaching, he must convince his older brother to take him trick-or-treating so the two of them can sneak tons of candy past their health-nut mom.

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Hardwood Throughout

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Greg Ivan Smith

A realtor tries her best to keep a secret from her client while showing an important home.

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Heavy Seven

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Heavy Seven
2010 | Directed by Paul Serafini

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.

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Morning Copy

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Dan Martino

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.

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Motel

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2010 | Directed by William Peters

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.

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Razor Burn

Sep 2011 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Greg Ivan Smith

Dread builds for a Vermont couple as an escaped convict’s return looms over their day.