2013 Online New England Film Festival
A private eye is hired to investigate a cheating husband, and nearly becomes ensnared in a trap. This film was made as part of the Cohase Chamber of Commerce 48 Hour Film Slam, and it was conceived, shot, and finished in 48 hours.
Back Around is an animated music video created by Shamus Alley. A graduate of the Maine College of Art, Shamus has always been looking for a way to marry his two loves: music and art. Portland, Maine landmarks and characters serve as the backdrop of the video with an animated version of the artist meandering through the non-linear landscape. Shamus spent the better part of a year drawing, digitizing, syncing and editing his video using Flash, After Effects and ProTools. The finished product retains a home-made feel with Shamus’ distinctive drawing style.
This film was created as part of the Green Mountain 48-hour Film Slam 2013. It’s a dark, slightly surreal twist on the traditional ‘Genie-granting-wishes’ tale.
Cambridge, MA. Home to Harvard and MIT. Birthplace of breakthrough technologies. Gates and Microsoft. Zuckerberg and Facebook. Who’s next? What’s next? Enter Becker and Subscription. Entrepreneur Ian Becker builds Subscription, “an interactive platform that controls the world,” trapping a young girl, Molly Dineen, in his futuristic social network that enables participants to subscribe to human beings. But, when subscribership grows and revenue pours in, what becomes of Molly?
Laundromat. A woman is sitting and looking at spinning laundry drum while she eats a cotton candy. Her hands become sticky and she becomes dirty, a violent encounter with a stranger resurfaces. Her action of eating in the present merges with the past memory; the Laundromat becomes both an interior and exterior space filled with cotton candy. The machine’s repetitive noise fills the Laundromat and dictates the movement inside it. The sweetness becomes too sweet, sticky and soiling. And she is spinning. This non-genre film combines elements from Video-art, Video-dance and fictional-cinema.
How to have the perfect dinner with your family… A short comedy from the award-winning team of Richard Griffin and Jennifer Scharf.
Constraints is the story of a former nude model whose portrait is used to explore notions of exploitation vs. empowerment. While visualizing the tenuous line between “art” and “pornography,” the film extrapolates the details of the model’s former lifestyle: why it started, what happened at shoots, and why it ultimately wasn’t for her. Through aesthetic mystery and underlying tension, the documentary illuminates certain paradoxes of representation — the difference between intent and viewership. Told through the words of a former model, this tale of personal regret is made even more urgent because “what goes on the Internet, stays there forever.”
A dark comedy about two hungry neighbors who meet for a dinner date, only to discover that they have more in common than they thought.