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“Providence Lost” is a short nonfiction film that follows a family undergoing an eviction and their subsequent search for a new home. In 2018, the Trottiers were one of more than 8,000 households to be evicted in Rhode Island. Their struggle against soaring rents and a dysfunctional safety net is shared by a majority of renters across the nation. This portrait of a city divided, caught between the promise of glamorous development and the reality of our current housing crisis, forces us to reckon with the human cost of change, and asks us to imagine the possibility of a city for all.
We are very sad to inform our audiences that Madonna Trottier – friend, mother, and main character of Providence Lost – passed away on May 15, 2020. We share this film in her honor, as a testament to her struggle and strength.
Winner 2019 Dorry for Short Film
Directed, shot, and edited by Oscar d’Angeac
Additional footage from Jim Chawki-Sommen and Jennah Gosciak
Executive Producers: Sara Archambault and Denali Tiller
Pathosis is a short, psychological, horror film about a woman named Sam, who is visiting her soon-to-be mother-in-law with her fiance. Things begin to spiral out of control for her when she starts seeing a contorted figure following her around the house in the black of night.
In the days leading up to Saint Lucia’s 40th Independence Anniversary, the people of Anse La Raye look to build a brighter future. Filmed on location in the Eastern Caribbean island, and at the Center for Adolescent Renewal and Education (C.A.R.E.), “Bay of Rays” looks at the way art, dance, and education can alter lives and engage a community.
Produced with support from Global Volunteers, an international nonprofit organization offering volunteer programs focused on community development.
Past resentments and personal agendas are on full display among Aadya’s vain-elite guests, who come seeking the wisdom of Caleb, a thousand-year-old spirit. But rather than spiritual enrichment, they come strictly for professional gain.
While attempting to channel Caleb, Aadya is repeatedly interrupted by a spiritual intruder who offers a suggestion to collectively revive the group’s careers. Aadya has reason to doubt this advice and fears her own career could be in jeopardy should her clients decide to follow the outlandish suggestion.
Paolo (played by Franco Nero) is dying of cancer. His grandson Max (Jeff DuJardin) is an attorney for anti-aging companies and a faithful transhumanist, who believes that it is only a matter of time when scientists will learn how to reanimate dead people. He wants to cryogenically freeze his grandfather’s head, so that Paolo will essentially live forever when the technology becomes available. Max’s mother (Sherilyn Fenn) is an alcoholic, wandering Catholic, who sees an immoral side to freezing her father. Enraged, Max accuses Laura of killing Paolo “with her own hands” by standing in the way of the only thing that could save him. A family struggle ensues…
The story of a young widow in England in the early 1800’s who faces a trying encounter when she visits her best friend’s country home, when she is pitted against the audacity of her friend’s wealthy older brother. Starring René Zara (Namaste, Letter of Truth), John Joseph Marshall (Project Olympus, Martin Eden), and Killarney Traynor (The Dinner Party).
The North Woods is a short documentary about the Betty and Barney Hill Incident, a supposed “alien abduction” that occurred in 1961 in the unique rural, heavily forested, mountainous region of Northern New Hampshire, USA.
The century old Turkish-Armenian conflict is encapsulated through the personal story of Apo Torosyan, a multi-ethnic artist from Massachusetts. The life and death experiences of his ancestors have left an undeniable imprint in Torosyan’s conscience, forever embedded in his art. This documentary short is part of a larger video project titled “Neighbors in Memory, An entangled legacy in profiles.”
The tradition of dragon boat racing began over 2,000 years ago on the rivers of China. Today, dragon boat festivals and races are celebrated around the world. Over fifty million people now race in national and international competitions including a growing number of cancer survivors.
Awaken the Dragon Together is a mini documentary about Wellness Warriors, Massachusetts’ first dragon boat team for cancer survivors. It tells a story about a group of cancer survivor paddlers who have found an unconventional path to wellness through the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boating.
For them, the spirit of dragon boating is essential – a group of people work towards the same goal and support each other as families during the most difficult time of their lives. It’s a story beyond survival, shows the power of individuals’ inner strength built up by a team.