NHFF SHORT FILMS: THURSDAY, BLOCK 4 RECAP
Thursday afternoon’s Short Block at The Music Hall Loft was one that you did not want to miss. The collection was a crowd pleaser while capturing an array of diverse films. Whether you are a history buff, love thrillers, or just need a good laugh, then these short films are the right ones for you.
The first film shown was Dear Eloise, written and directed by Bryan E. Murphy and produced by Digital Kinetoscope, starring Kim Dilisio and Nick Roers. This late 1960s drama was one a kind. A perfectly equipped housewife soon recognizes that being so perfect isn’t what life is really about.
Last One Screaming
The second film shown was Last One Screaming, written and directed by Matt Devino, produced by Chris Laughter and starring Camila Greenberg, Olivia Mackenzie-Smith, Derek Weston and Nick Biron. This 10-minute gut-wrenching horror film had the audience on the edges of their seats. Picture a group of friends having a getaway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. What happens next is inevitable….
What We Have in Its Place
The third film shown was What We Have in Its Place, directed and written by Bob Glowacky, produced by Exeter TV and starring Barbara Rimkunas (Exeter Historical Society), Don Clement (Exeter Selectboard), Ted Diers (NH DES), Eric Hutchins (NOAA Fisheries). The 31-minute historic documentary takes place in charming Exeter, New Hampshire. In 2016, the Great Dam located in the heart of town was removed since it did not meet the modern safety regulations. The documentary beautifully reflects upon the cultural history of the dam and the impact it has had on the town over decades.
The Cloud of Unknowing
The Cloud of Unknowing was the fourth film shown — a documentary starring the Monks of Spencer Abbey. A peaceful insight into the controversy of contemplation, mysticism and the quest for God, this documentary gracefully captures the religious and spiritual beliefs and the daily lives of the Trappists. This short film was directed, written and produced by Wesley Cannon and Anthony Farenwald.
Who doesn’t love a romantic, yet hilarious short film? Uber Ex was the perfect film to make the whole theater laugh. A happy couple’s night soon changed when they realized who their Uber driver was. You will have to watch for yourself to see how this humorous love story plays out. Written and produced by Jonathan Marballi, directed by Matt Braunsdorf and starring Paige Lindsay, Jonathan Marballi and Jeremy Michaels.