Everything does not need to be documented.
"In September 2012, a group of friends moved into 23 Northwood Drive. Their home videos are now being used in an ongoing investigation."
In the small town of Northwood, Rhode Island sits 23 Northwood Drive, the vacant rental home on an otherwise lively street. In September 2012, Derek (Devon D Decker) signed a lease for the house for him and his sister Dahlia (Haley Pittman), inviting video blogger Brandon La Fleur and Louis Jackson (Brendon Lewis) to live with them. What Brandon and Louis witnessed turned out to be one of the most disturbing ploys ever endured in Northwood.
Filled with suspense, this Found Footage Drama is sure to raise questions and surprise all viewers.
In a small, seaside town, a young man learns a thing or two about love, luck and life from his well-traveled, outlaw grandfather.
This intelligently crafted, seven-time award winning festival favorite, tells the gritty story of a young man, in a small seaside town, who learns a thing or two about love, luck and life from his well-traveled, outlaw grandfather. Born & Raised is a rough, tough, coming-of-age drama, with a lot of heart and a ton of laughs.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY -
"Two thumbs up for this one!" -- Examiner
"exceptionally entertaining" -- Roger Walker-Dack's 5 Minute Movie Guide,
"authentic, deeply Floridian" -- Indiewire
"true heart" -- VIP Movie Snob
"stalwart acting...cleverly written" -- The Herald Journal
"personal as it possibly could" -- Reel GA
"gritty" -- Victor's Movie Reviews
"poignant" -- Reel Salazars
A writer from Los Angeles, who doesn't believe that relationships can last, struggles to mend his most recent failed relationship.
Miles, a writer from Los Angeles, doesn't believe that relationships can last for him, so they don't. Stuck in a rut with his writing, riddled with loneliness and frustration, overdosing on self and acting out as a solution, Miles attempts to reignite his connection with Julia, his longtime, on-again-off-again, ex-girlfriend. However, when Julia finally warms up to the idea and things begin to move in a healthy direction, Miles battles his deepest beliefs, while struggling to stay positive and not sabotage their relationship.
A large flame follows a little spark.
Eve, a 9-year-old hardened by time as a neglected foster child, is accustomed to taking life seriously. So when she meets Dave, a drunk thirty something who forgot to grow up, she sees an opportunity. LIARS, FIRES, AND BEARS finds these two on an unlikely cross-country road trip after young Eve hatches a plan to reunite with her absent brother, and laid-back Dave suddenly finds himself on the run from both the cops and the robbers. With a precocious kid behind the wheel and a man-child navigating, Eve and Dave may find the quickest route to their destination is through each other.
Two Ex-Pat Kindergarten teachers in Taiwan embark on a quixotic odyssey to bury a fellow countryman.
Shot on location in Taiwan, The Taiwan Oyster tells the story of Darin and Simon, two American ex-patriates who steal the corpse of a fallen countryman and embark on a quixotic road trip through the Taiwanese countryside in search of a suitable burial place for a person they barely knew.
A boy meets girls, boy disses girls, girls get even story.
The hilarious romantic tale of Nick who must navigate a wake of old girlfriends if he hopes to win the heart of THE ONE - Michelle. But Michelle has plans of her own. From the award winning writer of Snatch 'N' Grab, Look At Me Again, Letters From Wolfie and Saviors and Sinners. Happy Valentine's Day!
Only when you lose everything, do you find it all
Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.
Five years after a simple heist goes awry, a group of thieves reconvene at a cabin in upstate New York, hoping to recover the diamonds they initially stole. David, fresh out of prison and filled with angst from the failed heist, meets up with the rest of the crew: Tyler, deep in gambling debt, Samantha, his beautiful old flame, Owen, the quiet Irishman safecracker, and Circe, the granddaughter of their mob boss. Tensions rise as allegiances are broken, backs are stabbed and the dirty past is dredged up as the group searches for the diamonds, and answers. Starring: Max Casella (Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Jasmine, Killing Them Softly) and 4x Tony-nominated actor Danny Burstein (Boardwalk Empire).
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How would you Feel?
You've just arrived home after a bad day. You're broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You've rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you've missed a call. There's a voice mail; she tells you that she wont be seeing you tonight.
With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, Terence Nance's explosively creative debut feature, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, documents the relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. Utilizing a tapestry of live action and various styles of animation, Terence explores the fantasies, emotions, and memories that race through his mind during a singular moment in time.
Make sure the past isn't watching you
Andre, recovering from a recent accident, agrees to help his friend Robert by taking over a house sitting job at an unusual home nestled in the heart of ColdWater Canyon. As the day turns into night, Andre experiences strange occurrences that lead him to believe he is not alone, and that someone or something is watching him.
The game meant everything. Until now.
In the last gasp of winter in a small Northern Michigan town, four high school sophomore boys are living on top of the world. Best friends, classmates, and peers, T.J., Jed, and Brent are all starting players for an undefeated varsity basketball team. Jackson, their loudmouthed hyper-enthusiastic friend, makes more noise for his three friends than an entire cheerleading squad. All four share a history of companionship, a notable nickname, and all the confidence and exuberance of youth.
Their basketball season is shattered when Brent's older brother, Mike, attracts an Irish gang leader named Sean O'Sullivan. Sean is intent on setting up a rural meth lab and supply operation in the peaceful community. Despite plenty of cash to fund the start-up, Sean isn't sure that he can pull together a team of locals to do the dirty work.
Since Mike is the one who invited Sean to town, he naturally sees himself in a key leadership role in the gang. Both Mike and Sean see the need and benefit of having a high-school aged member to infiltrate the school system from within. Mike entices his younger brother Brent to check out an opportunity to make some serious money. Against his better judgment, Brent agrees and ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
On a cold Sunday night, Brent is expected to meet Jed, Jackson, and T.J. for a skating party at the local rink, but he never shows. As the group of kids wait outside for the doors to open, Brent is riding in a car with Mike, Sean, and Frank. The car approaches the rink and Sean hands Mike a 9mm handgun. "Aim a little high," Sean says. Brent sees the gun and flails out as Mike pulls the trigger. As the car speeds away, T.J. drops to the ground, blood soaking his letter jacket while Jed frantically dials 911.
Brent's best friend T.J. suffers a spinal injury, a cracked head, and severe trauma. He lapses into a coma facing paralysis, brain damage, or worse. Brent is threatened by Sean to keep his mouth shut.
The small town of Charlevoix is rocked by the violence. In order to knock Brent out of his funk, Jed initiates his own investigation of the crime. Jed, Jackson, and Brent try to discover the shooters, but Brent's heart is deeply conflicted.
The action intensifies as the boys get closer to solving the crime: Brent gets more and more nervous about his own exposure; T.J.'s father wrestles with the final decision of organ donation; Jed begins to receive mysterious messages from the comatose T.J.; and the basketball team struggles to regain its identity and success.
Ultimately, The Frontier Boys is a story is of how guilt can erode a person from the inside out, and how in the midst of life's trials there are people who turn to God for comfort, conviction, and hope.
Life's better on crack
Our story follows four unlikely friends brought together by their passion for social football, who fall victim to meth. They all have their own reasons why they succumb to the drug.
Thomas is a drug counselor/psychologist who has reached a crisis point in his life. As a psychologist he has not reached the heights that he had once hoped for. Organized to the point of OCD, he has come to the realization that he is no more than a reflection of his father. At the same time, after many failed attempts to make progress with a druggie patient, he has become painfully aware that his experience, especially around drugs, is limited to books.
Raj, the Indian actor, is a follower, not a leader and will do what his mates are doing. As an actor he is nowhere near where he hoped he would be and there is a strong sense of %u201Cnow or never%u201D growing inside him. He is drifting aimlessly in an appalling relationship with his controlling girlfriend Ashika and has to lie about getting a role in a film just to get out of the house and watch football with his friends.
Nick is a seriously conflicted, angry and slightly racist Catholic priest with a hidden past. His conflict and his anger arise from the fact that he is clinging desperately to the ideal of being a priest because this is the only direction he has in life, but something deep down inside him knows that he is living a lie.
Jimmy is a sex-obsessed used car salesman, an ex-criminal struggling to go straight who%u2019s also an appalling and unscrupulous businessman. Like Nick he also is living a lie. His business is falling apart around his ears. He tries to project the image of a suave entrepreneur while deep down inside he knows he is neither suave, nor an entrepreneur. Jimmy is no stranger to taking drugs and becomes a devils%u2019 advocate when the four friends cross paths with the drug.
When Nick is presented with a bag of meth by a worried parishioner the drug becomes the catalyst that sends our four friends on a disastrous, but at the same time, hilarious roller-coaster ride that will change their lives forever.
High school isn't pretty
New girl Cassie (Brandon Alexander III) and outcast Maggie (Dudley Beene) are easily the most awkward (girls?) in high school. Together, they decide the way to win the hearts of the cute boys and popular girls is to come in first at the school talent show. But rivals Heather, Other Heather, and their popular boyfriends Brett and Dirk will stop at nothing to keep our heroes the laughing stock of the school. It's going to take makeovers, courage, and maybe even a little rapping to beat them in true 80s style. The cast features 80s icons: Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) and Judy Tenuta as well as indy favorite, Jack Plotnick.
"QWERTY" is the heartwarming tale of introverted word-nerd Zoe and her newfound love Marty as she attempts to become the 2nd ever female National Scrabble Champion.
First-time parenthood challenges a struggling workaholic and a wanna-be stay-at-home mom.
Paul is a workaholic who makes small, socially-conscious films. Mary is a social worker helping Guatemalan children. Pearl is their spirited 6-month old daughter. When Mary returns to work after her maternity leave, Paul is in charge. He struggles to adapt a book as he pacifies Pearl and is quickly ensnared in a web of fatherly duty and personal ambition. Meanwhile, Mary misses Pearl terribly, but her benefits are the only security the family has. As Paul's disinterest in his work grows, money becomes tighter and his attachment to Pearl intensifies, Mary is left out in the cold. It comes to a head one day when a Paul's good nature gets the best of him and he quickly becomes the jerk he thought he'd never be.
In a land ravaged by the undead, Ben and Mickey must learn to survive each other.
The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.
Claire is just trying to be normal, but her imaginary friend won't let the past go
Sodium Party follows Claire (Slaine Kelly) through a harrowing childhood to university where she meets Danny (James Corscadden), a frequently intoxicated photographer who exposes her to real life through a cocktail of love and drugs. Their relationship is tested when ghosts of Claire's tumultuous past manifest through super 8 film footage and her childhood imaginary friend, causing her world to unravel.
Official Selection of:
IndieCork Film Festival
Boston Irish Film Festival
What the critics say:
"(Sodium Party's) ambitious scope is expertly realised through its visually arresting cinematography and accomplished performances." Film Ireland
"Rich, dark and surreptitiously effecting... uniquely tragic and emotionally arresting. 8/10" Gorepress
"...a modern Alice In Wonderland-esque tale... McCudden marks himself out as one to watch... 76%" ZombieHamster
SODIUM PARTY SOCIAL MEDIA
a weird pretty pictures production
A young filmmaker uses his camera to transform the banality of his hometown into art. When a friend goes missing, however, his footage exposes a disturbing mystery . . . one he might be inventing.
Stylistically, Frames is an experiment in performance and stasis. The film is intended to provoke questions regarding character identification, the limits of expressiveness, and the aesthetic function of reduction/restraint.
Chronicles vignettes based around Jerry Powell, a low-level thief with memory distrust syndrome. On the edge of insanity, Powell finds himself chased by a gang of criminals as he attempts to deliver a mysterious package for a known money-launderer.
Together they fight for love, pride and a vanishing way of life
This is a truly independent film. We poured four years of our lives into this project and everyone involved killed themselves to make it. Your support means mountains to US!
Our sincerest thanks and much love, The Nelms Brothers (filmmakers)
Fueled by gin and pure determination, Elizabeth James struggles to keep her dairy farm from being swallowed up by the region's domineering co-op. To help with the workload, she's hired five renegade ranch hands. Together this surrogate family fights for love, pride, and their vanishing way of life.
Lost On Purpose stars Jane Kaczmarek (of Malcolm in the Middle), James Lafferty (One Tree Hill), Aaron Hill (Greek), C Thomas Howell (Outsiders, Red Dawn), Dale Dickey (Winter's Bone, True Blood), Jeremy Ratchford (Cold Case), and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Fruitvale Station).
With music by: All The Real Girls, Lost On Purpose, The Ross Sea Party, and The Redwoods.
Three generations of Native Canadian women discover that family can help them escape their past and provide a second chance.
Going home was never an option for single mother Lena Mahikan (Cara Gee). But when her 13-year-old, Peeka (Shay Eyre) overdoses in the streets of Toronto, she is forced to return home to her estranged mother and face a life-long legacy of shame and resentment. Empire of Dirt is a story about second chances and summoning the power of family to soothe the pain of cyclical damage.