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NH Filmmakers Remind Us to Follow Our Passions

The 14th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival is officially in full swing! Day one of the festival is all about the great state of New Hampshire—the schedule for the day was made up of films, filmmakers, producers and actors exclusively from the Granite State.

One of today’s short block screenings included Sean Collin’s Inside the Hideout, Oakley Anderson-Moore’s Wild New Brave, and Tim O’Donnell’s For The Love Of Dogs. While the films varied greatly in style and subject, the films each echoed the same message: follow your passion.

Collin’s Inside The Hideout gives viewers a behind the scenes look at Brian (bcap) Capobianchi, an on-the-rise musician. Filmed between Mojo Recording Studio in Franconia, NH and The Red Door in Portsmouth, NH, the film captures Brian’s unique blend of hip hop & neo-soul. Join us on Saturday night at the Portsmouth Chevrolet After Party at Martingale’s Wharf to see Brian perform live.

Wild New Brave, took viewers back to the 1970s, when it all began for the legends of free climbing. Of the group interviewed for the film, Henry Barber was present for the screening. He shared with viewers, including a group about to head out on their own yearlong free climbing adventure, that passion is the driving force behind any process and so we must follow our passions. Barber is now working to complete a second film, which will incorporate climbing film that was smuggled out of Germany and the Czech Republic in the 1970s.

O’Donnell’s For The Love Of Dogs is a story told through the eyes of Cory, an 11-year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. O’Donnell was present for the screening and shared what an incredible and uplifting experience it was to film Cory’s journey to the National Dog Show and Westminster. A phone call from Cory’s mom, only two weeks before the National Dog Show, led to O’Donnell’s involvement in the film. At today’s screening, O’Donnell sported a shirt printed with one of Cory’s drawings—a dog, of course.

It’s been a great New Hampshire packed day, thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors—and it’s only the beginning! Celebrate New Hampshire into the night with us, starting with the New Hampshire Night Welcome. To close of the day of New Hampshire films, we’ll have the NHPTV New Hampshire Awards followed by the UNH After Party at Flatbread.

Don’t miss the full Festival Schedule for screening and event times. You can head to the Box Office to get your passes for the rest of the festival.

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