The Green Slime
After a perilous mission to a huge asteroid, a crew returns to its space station, unaware a bit of ooze from the asteroid clings to a crewman’s uniform. The green goop grows – into murderous, tentacled monsters. The Green Slime features the actor Robert Dunham, an American ex-pat who appeared in some of Japan’s best-known monster movies. Now buried in the national military cemetery in Bourne, Dunham is one of Buzzards Bay own. And The Green Slime monsters bear an uncanny resemblance to the rusty tide that has plagued Buzzards Bay for the past seven summers.
New York City
New Hampshire Film Festival - Best Feature
Independent Film Festival Boston – Audience Award
Three high school buddies, now in their mid-thirties, reunite and struggle with their hopes, dreams, and the direction of their lives. Shot in Fairhaven in the winter of 2011, this will be the film’s local premiere.
Cast: Chris Messina, Rich Sommer, Tom O’Brien, Sarah Paulson
Into the Gyre
Scinema Film Festival, Australia – Best Picture
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival – Best Environmental Film
Film Festival of Colorado – Best Environmental Film
Thirty-three scientists and sailors collect, count, and archive plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre during a five-week journey to the Sargasso Sea. On board a 135-foot tall ship operated by Falmouth’s Sea Education Association, the film closely follows the research and examines the history of plastics, its adverse ocean impacts, and possible solutions to this problem.
Andrea’s Cellphone Dreams
Andrea’s cellphone contest entries tapped an unexpected lode of inspiration.
Saturday, 8 PM, Gallery X, New Bedford
Call Me Herman
A off-beat biography of Herman Melville.
Cast: Marc St. Pierre, Sarah Morse, Dan Perry, Chris White, Peter Smith
Cellphone Cinema Shoot the Summer 2012
A select compilation of entries and winners of the Buzzards Bay Film Festival’s Shoot the Summer 2012 cellphone video contest.
After multiple "incidents" of killing the wrong people, Death must compensate for the loss of life by talking a suicidal man out of killing himself or risk losing his job.
Cast: Alan Dary, Martin James Goldrick, Tracy Oliverio Clarke, Eric Paradis, Tim Goff
Dziad I Baba
Woods Hole Film Festival - Audience Choice: Best Short Animation
A stop motion animated short that tells the story of two soul mates who ﬁght their fears of death and loneliness. A dark comedy based on a Polish fable by Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, it features characters created from found natural materials and scavenged wood and Styrofoam.
While writing his Christmas list, young Cameron stumbles onto a television program that will change his life forever.
Cast: Ryan Michney, James Roy, Raleigh Dugal, Chris Hassan
The passive aggressive comment, the long-winded fight in front of your mother's house, the absurd memories and the quiet aftermath; all the fixings of the pointless argument. Couples beware in this short film that draws a fine line between truth and comedy.
Cast: Tommy Whalen, Caroline Cuccia
Kirby Allen Animation
I Don’t Love You Any More and Eye: Two very short films, straight from the heart.
My Grandma’s Tattoo
New York Media Industry News Editorial and Design Awards -- Best Video Program (Online)
A documentary: When grandma Phyllis noted the tattoo of an anchor on her daughter Caren’s foot, her response was exactly the opposite of what Caren had expected. “I really like that. I’m going to get it,” she simply said. Caren knew her mother was sentimental about the sea, but never thought she’d be inspired to get her own tattoo. She’s a proper New England woman, after all.
Boston International Film Festival -- IIndie Spirit Award for Special Recognition
Boston International Film Festival -- Best Cinematography
Best Shorts -- Award of Excellence
Woods Hole Film Festival -- Best Narrative Short Nomination
Patrimony focuses on a critical moment in the relationship between an elderly man and his daughter-in-law following the unexpected death of his son/her husband.
Cast: Robert Vaughn, Melissa Errico
A meditation on the hidden gestures that bring a work of art to life.
Drawing on the pioneering research of the filmmaker’s brother, University of Michigan Professor Daniel Goldman, Retina Regeneration uses computer animation to take viewers deep into the injured eye of a zebra fish and shows how the damaged eye heals itself.
A metaphysical narrative of a man released from prison after a 32-year term. As he struggles to find his footing in the strange world outside the walls, he seeks redemption, peace, and a path to follow. Shot in New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Westport.
Cast: Troy Henriksen, Victor Henriksen, Aline Cochard, Lucas Fox
The Ancient Mariner
Told through the lush technique that Burton calls “paintamation,” this interpretation of the famed poem Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge explores how whalers and sailors, old and new, have left their impact on the earth.
A tribute and a recreation of the beloved roller coaster in Dartmouth’s Lincoln Park.
Emma Miriam Berentsen
Daria Pascal Atolini
Originally designed for six iPhones, but presentable on an array of six mounted iPads or a projected computer screen, the 24-minute The Day shows a day in the life of the world through the eyes of six international filmmakers, in an assemblage of one-minute clips taken in each of the day’s 24 hours.
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival – Best Short
A short paper cut-out animation depicting what happens to a dead whale after it falls to the sea floor – consumption by strange creatures and dissolution in the sea.
Walk With Me
A Tour of New Bedford through real hip hop, led by participants in the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park’s Youth Ambassador Program.
Cast: Jared Duarte, Jasmine Guerrero, Dakota Lopes, Dereck Hunt, Jaquan Gilchrist, Christian Garris
Where They Are - 2012 Filmakers
These filmmakers have submitted work to the Festival
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