2013 Online New England Film Festival
How to have the perfect dinner with your family… A short comedy from the award-winning team of Richard Griffin and Jennifer Scharf.
This PSA (public service announcement) film was made as a school project to address how objection of the female figure leads women into plastic surgery. In this film, a little kitten girl receives a barbie doll that she admires and wants to look like her, so she childishly tapes herself up to look like her doll.
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.
An experimental undergraduate thesis film, A Descending Man is the story of a man in a turbulent relationship who must decide between mutual infidelity and a true chance at love, or misplaced loyalty and unhappiness.
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.
It has always been my goal to live a creative life. In this short documentary I ask for advice from three of the most inspirational people I know: Steve Connor (luthier & owner of Connor Guitars), Martin Keen (Founder & CEO of Focal Upright Furniture), and Mike Fink (RISD Professor, Author).
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.
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.
Mongolia is at the cusp of incredible growth, as its enormous mineral wealth is suddenly discovered and exploited by the western world. It has been called the Kuwait of East Asia. Billions of dollars are pouring into this land of less than three million people, whose population until recently was largely nomad. Can this traditional rural civilization, with a love for the land, withstand the muscle of the mining industry, as it tears up the countryside in a helter-skelter effort to maximize its sales, largely to China? Is Mongolia selling its birthright and future to the Chinese market? Greed, graft and corruption are lurking dangers — and yet, no one can deny that, if properly managed, Mongolia’s future has much to gain.
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.