NHFF Short Films: Block 7 Puts Life into High Relief
Short Block 7 made started the day out right for audience members that attended Friday morning. Though the stories were varied, they all examined a piece of life and what a person might make of it.
LIGHTNINGFACE is a comedy short directed and written by Brian Petsos, and produced by Brian Petsos, Cary Flaum, Milos S. Silber, and Todd Wiseman Jr. It stars Oscar Isaac, Tim Rock, Kristen Wiig (voice), Erika Rankin (voice), and Julie Petsos (voice). The film follows Basil Stitt (Issac) after a surprising injury and the way he chooses to cope. Catch it again on Saturday at 12:00pm at 3S Artspace.
Next up, A Beautiful Day — a film directed by Phedon Papamichael, and written and produced by Casey Cannon, Angeliki Giannkopoulos. It stars James Brolin, Frances Fisher, and Rick Rossovich as they tell the story of Gene and the morning he decides to change the routine he had been living since his wife passed away. Catch it again on Saturday at 10:20am at 3S Artspace.
All the Presidents’ Heads is a documentary directed, written, and produced by Adam Roffmon. It tells Howard Hankins’s story of preserving a wonderfully large portion of U.S. presidential history. Catch it again on Saturday at 1:40pm at 3S Artspace, as well as on Sunday at 1:45pm at the Moffatt-Ladd House.
To follow, was Be Good — a film directed and written by Grace Rex and produced by Ryland McIntyre. It stars David Dastmalchian and Grace Rex in a film about a relationship that is hit with reality when a stray dog stays in their apartment. Catch it again on Saturday at 12:00pm at 3S Artspace and on Sunday at 1:45pm at the Moffatt-Ladd House.
The Real Work depicts a social experiment documented by a 5 minute film directed, written, and produced by Jamie McCallum. Fifteen people were paid to dig holes in and empty field in Vermont and tell the stories of their working lives. Catch it again on Saturday at 6:20pm at the Moffatt-Ladd House and again on Sunday at 10:15am at the Moffat-Ladd House.
Earworm is a horror film directed and written by Tara Price and produced by Billy Hanson. Ernest L. Thomas portrays a man who is unable to sleep due to abrupt musical interruptions.
After the viewing Price answered some questions from the audience where she revealed that the music written and featured in the film may at some point be available on her vimeo page. Catch Earworm one last time on Saturday at 6:20 at the Moffatt-Ladd House.
To close out Short Block 7, The Portsmouth Project highlights the rediscovery of the African Burying Ground in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the creation of African Burial Ground Memorial Park. The film was directed by Catherine Bobalek and Rebecca Weinel, written by Kelsey Beth Collins, and produced by Rebecca Weinel. It features George Carlisle, Kelvin Edwards, Jerome Meadows, Kathleen Wheeler, and Dr. Arthur L. Wilson. Catch it again on Saturday at 1:40pm at 3S Artspace.