2018 Program

 
 
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The artist doctrine: Tori Kurtz

Producer, Writer

The Artist Doctrine a documentary series following six budding artists, embarking on their creative paths. They discuss their recent projects, their fears as young creatives, and why art matters. An Elisha Nain Production.

Runtime: 04:11

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Savannah, Georgia

 
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Pinwheel

Animator, Director, Producer, Writer

In the quest to find love, John turns to his lawn decorations in hopes of wooing his new neighbor.

Runtime: 6:50

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Savannah, Georgia

 
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OFF for the weekend 

Director, Editor, Producer, Writer

Bridget Goodwin wants to prove she is a mature and reliable young woman to the world and more importantly – to her mother. Although they have a close relationship, Bridget feels the need to demonstrate that she has everything under control. After promising to check in once she is settled, Bridget leaves her mom in the suburbs for a long weekend to pet-sit for a young couple in a small town. Little does Bridget know that her time away will be filled with many complications, including the challenge of trying to contact her mother.

Runtime: 11:01

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Worcester, Massachusetts

 
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Choices

Editor

A jilted, jaded government agent is scheduled for a fighting match with an android in a secret project.

Runtime: 6:10

 
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Fredonia, New York

 
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Door to Purgatory

Director, Producer, Writer

Some doors are not meant to be opened…

When Hanna, a young college student, visits the oldest historic bed and breakfast in the state, she encounters more than she hoped for. While Hanna’s original intentions were to finish her school research, she finds herself in the midst of inexplicable paranormal forces that she is unable to deal with. Hanna is submerged into an unknown world that leads her into peril. How far will Hanna go before losing her soul?

Once the purgatory door opens, it can't be closed. 

Runtime: 13:08    -    content warning: body horror

 
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Orlando, Florida

 
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Weird

Director, Producer

A high school student learns the worth of being different.

Runtime: 00:46

 
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Savannah, Georgia

 
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Out Loud

Director, Producer, Writer

After losing the court case against her rapist, a young woman named Tara receives a voodoo doll of him and must decide what to do with it.

Runtime: 13:44    -    content warning: sexual violence

 

 
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Baltimore, Maryland

 
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The Skin You're In

Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer

Leslie is in a constant battle between loving herself and emotional abuse. Words leave scars.

Runtime: 5:00    -    content warning: implied abuse, language

 

 
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Tampa, Florida

 
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Beneath

Director, Producer, Writer

After a naughty video is uploaded online, a girl plots revenge against her deceptive boyfriend.

Runtime: 09:54    -    content warning: mild sexual content, language

 
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Queens, New York

 
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De-Generate

Animator

Theo is a young and talented pianist recently diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, which is slowly rendering him blind. Watch from his point of view as he comes to terms with the struggles of lose. Each day brings new struggles for him and Dee, his long-term girlfriend.

Runtime: 03:03

 
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Savannah, Georgia

 
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The Scarecrow

Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer

A Farmer has something buried beneath his scarecrow. Over time, its features become more human. His days and nights are plagued by sourceless sounds and maddening visions. Soon his entire concepts of reality and fiction blur.

Runtime: 02:50    -    content warning: violent imagery

 
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Savannah, Georgia

 
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Boxing Day

Director, Producer, Writer

A broken family is struck with tragedy during the happiest time of the year, and thus is forced to reevaluate their complicated and troubled behaviors that may have lead them to this point.

Runtime: 12:30

 
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Savannah, Georgia

 
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Licorice

Cinematographer

After getting into a car accident, a teenage girl finds herself in an unfamiliar neighborhood and in need of help.

Runtime: 10:54 

content warning: implied animal violence, mild sexual content  

 
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Carlisle, Massachusetts and Chestnut Hill, Massachuessetts

 
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Sunset

Producer, Writer

Michelle is a woman facing a cancer diagnosis that has her re-examining her life, past regrets, loves, and desires. Michelle has been a runner her whole life, and she finds comfort in running away from the immensity of her troubles. In Sunset, you will see how her plight mimics the movement of the sun and how her release of running is a metaphor for her unwillingness to confront her personal issues.

Runtime: 06:47

 

 
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Washington, DC and Arlington, Virgina

 
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Abduct Me

Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer

"Abduct Me" is a Fitchburg State University Advanced Cinema thesis film. Riley & Stella are two teenage rebels who dream of getting out of their small town and into the big city, but their lives change in one night when they get abducted by aliens.

Runtime: 13:29

 
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts

 
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Back to Camp

Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer

At 40 years old, Ashley finds herself at mid-life and questioning the meaning of all that came before it. Feeling empty, confused and uncertain how to move forward in her life she decides to go back to the one place that never changes, but always changes you...Summer Camp.

Runtime: 09:11

 
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Chesterfield, New Hampshire