2014 Online New England Film Festival
For decades, nutrients from human waste have been seeping out of septic systems and into the groundwater. Excess nitrogen and phosphorus now threaten a majority of Cape Cod’s estuaries, endangering critical ecosystems, the shellfish industry, and tourism-reliant economies.
In revealing portraits of the people affected by nutrient pollution, THE WATERSHED brings this mostly-invisible problem into sharp focus. For shellfisherman John Perry, algae has choked out the once-abundant quahog habitat in his backyard estuary, putting his livelihood at risk. Emma Jo Mills is a Wampanoag artist who grew up eating fish from Santuit Pond. Thirty years later, the algae pollution is so bad she no longer can eat the fish and rarely ventures out to kayak.
With input from scientists, aquaculture experts, and local oyster farmers, this short documentary offers the natural filtering capacity of shellfish as a partial solution to the problem. But despite the promises of aquaculture, is it too much to ask Mother Nature to solve the problems of over-development?
Revolution is among us all; but will it lead to another world war, or will it be a spiritual revolution of true human intelligence and enlightenment?
For Haven, the world is flat, empty, but her colorless daily routine is instantaneously flooded with life when she mistakenly intercepts an earnest broadcast on the CB, delivered by a passionate woman known only as Cobalt. During the message the mesmerized young Haven learns of an extraterrestrial threat, as yet secret, which has integrated itself into our world. Cobalt is the leader of The Resistance, the only force standing in the way of total annihilation of the human race.
The year doesn’t matter. Or isn’t remembered… North Korea sent fire into the south. America tried to intervene. As expected, nothing worked… for anyone. The world: flame. Few of us lived through it. Fewer of us are surviving.
Our region was north enough to see much less fire than the rest of the country, and, the rest of the world. That’s not to say it hasn’t gone to shit. It has. But we make due up here.
Because for the fewest of us that are making it… everyone’s cold.
Candles in Paradise tells the story of a young girl’s journey to the other side where she meets two friends from her family’s distant past on her first day in Paradise.
Growing up in a religious cult, Jackie and Amelia, now in their late 30s, meet up once a year at Amelia’s mother’s grave to reconnect and talk about life. ‘Are we broken?’ they ask themselves, only to decide after a topless escapade through their old sect, that they are only bent. Bent is a short film about those life long friendships that thankfully keep us feeling normal.
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The young couple Jacob and Nina are caught in the drab monotony of everyday life. Little shortcomings of the partner grow into something huge. She craves more attention from him. He suspects her to have an affair with his friend. To make matters worse, Jacob and Nina have very different ways of dealing with their issues. Finally, Jacob loses his nerve. And suddenly there seems to be a chance for them to find the way back to each other…
An homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. Newlyweds Grace and Johnny survive a plane crash on an mysterious island only to discover the entire place has been taken over by zombies!