2013 Online New England Film Festival
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.
Captain Eric Summers and Ambassador to Alien Life Forms Alex Tucker-Greene are the crew of Le Blue Stella, the most amazing vessel to drift above the earth’s atmosphere since the Apollo missions. What seems to be a simple adventure on the surface shows it has a deeper and more heartfelt connection to the real world. Above all, this is about their friendship.
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.
Two boys on a road trip by foot looking for their family after the January 12, 2010 devastating earthquake in Haiti. Every day is a struggle to keep life going. Starring Jouvens Lauture, Dave-Hirry Bellgarde, Rosevelt Prevot and written, directed and produced by Patrick Jerome.
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.
This film save lives. The Story of Cholera is an engaging, educational animation in which a young boy helps a health worker save his father and then guides his village in preventing cholera from spreading. By making the invisible cholera germs visible, this simple animated narrative brings to life the teaching points of cholera prevention.
The Story of Cholera has been used extensively to educate populations in cholera epidemics in both Haiti and West Africa. The film “went viral” among aid agencies in West Africa, experiencing one of the worst cholera epidemics in recent times in summer of 2012. Aid workers said in 4½ minutes the animation brought more understanding and empowerment to local villagers than hours in community meetings. The film has been seen in more than 190 countries and is now narrated in 23 languages with more in the pipeline.
This is a short fictional narrative about a young girl who struggles to speak. As a selectively mute child, Sydney retreats to her vivid imagination during class and other situations where she may be expected to verbally communicate, as a way to escape her anxiety. Sydney begins to see a Speech Therapist, who decides to take an empathetic approach in therapy. As therapy progresses, Sydney discovers her love for ballet, and uses that as an outlet for communication.