NHFF Founder Dan Hannon’s Short Film “The Pond” Finishes Festival Run, and is Released on Itunes
Dan Hannon, one of the original NHFF Founders, concludes the festival run for his short film THE POND at the NewFilmmakers Series at the famous Anthology Film Archives in New York City. The film screens on Wednesday, May 30 at 7:15 PM at the Archives, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 32 Second Avenue.
“It’s an honor to have the film recognized in this very cool screening series for new filmmakers,” said the film’s writer and director Dan Hannon. “The film’s had an amazing run, and what better place to wrap it up than in one of the best venues in New York City,” he added.
THE POND world-premiered at the 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest and has been fest-ing ever since picking up numerous awards and honorable mentions along the way. The short film is a moving and surprising story about a young woman distraught over the death of her husband, who sets about scattering his ashes in a place they had both loved and in doing so makes a discovery for which no one could ever be prepared. The richly cinematic film was shot entirely in the picturesque state of New Hampshire and represents Hannon’s directorial debut.
Joining the writer/director are the recognizable onscreen talents of Alicia Witt (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” THE UPSIDE OF ANGER, MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS), David Morse (HBO’s “Treme,” THE HURT LOCKER, THE GREEN MILE) and Todd Rotondi (HOWL). The powerful story also attracted offscreen talents including producer Francine DiChiara, cinematographer Jendra Jarnagin and composer Justin R. Durban.
If you’re going to miss this last official screening in NYC, do not worry! THE POND is also set to officially release on iTunes on June 1, 2012, and is currently airing on ShortsHD – The Short Film Channel.
Congratulations Dan, on an incredible film journey, and thanks for the dedication to the art of film making in the state of NH, and beyond!