Friday, May 3, 2013

2013 HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS




2013 COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS & EVENTS


* All regular screening tickets are only $11



Friday May 31, 2013

6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $99

FILMMAKERS RECEPTION & OPENING NIGHT SCREENINGS – $99

**Includes Worldwide Premiere of Star-Filled Film SCAVENGER KILLERS – A New Kind of Crazy**

When: May 31, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Paramount Theater, 17 South Street, Middletown, NY

This Opening Night Party & Ceremony includes numerous Celebrity Guests and:

* Mingle with the Stars and the world’s most cutting edge Officially Selected Filmmakers at a Closed, Elegant, Extravaganza Cocktail Hour, with an array of complimentary fine hors d’oeuvres/meals and deserts, as well as complimentary cocktails…The menu and beverages are provided by Stella Artois, Zombie Apocalypse Vodka, vitaminwater, Fuze, RealBeanz Coffee, Pepsi, and ShopRite Catering.

* Worldwide premiere screening of SCAVENGER KILLERS (non-competition), an insane serial killer/horror film, starring: ERIC ROBERTS (Academy Award & Emmy nominee; The Pope of Greenwich Village; The Expendables); ROBERT LOGGIA (Academy Award nominee; Scarface; Big); CHARLES DURNING (2-time Academy Award/4-time Golden Gobe/9-time Emmy winner & nominee; Tootsie; O’ Brother Where Art Thou); RACHAEL ROBBINS (An Affirmative Act; Screaming Dead); ROBERT BOGUE (The Good Guy; “Guiding Light”); SUZI LORRAINE (Won Ton Baby!; “Can You Survive a Horror Movie”); ANGELA LITTLE (American Pie Bandcamp; My Boss’s Daughter), and DUSTIN DIAMOND (“Saved by the Bell”)…Scavenger Killers is produced by KENNETH DEL VECCHIO (The Life Zone; The Great Fight; An Affirmative Act) and written by Del Vecchio and Rachael Robbins…The film is directed by DYLAN BANK (Nightmare; Captured Hearts), and the executive producer is JEFF DAVIS (Rock of Ages; Hesher; Captured Hearts)

* Honoring of CHARLES DURNING (2-Time Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 8-Time Emmy winner & nominee; Tootsie; The Sting; O’ Brother Where Art Thou). Mr. Durning, also a World War II hero – who passed away this past Christmas Eve – will be honored with a bio video presentation and award. His longtime agent, JUDITH MOSS, will personally accept the award on his behalf; Ms. Moss, a founding agent of Paradigm, is now with The Gage Group.







**Screening & Opening Night Ceremonies (without party) – 8:00pm – $15







Saturday June 1, 2013

12:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

UNFORGETTABLE FIRE “THE STORY OF A U2 TRIBUTE BAND” – Feature Film

Directed by Michelle Regina Iacobelli – New Jersey

This film explores the personal lives and challenges of the members of one of the longest running U2 tribute bands in the world. The audience sees the members morph from their daily routine into rock star doppelgangers by getting a glimpse of the band at home, jobs, and on stage mimicking one of the most established and popular bands in the world; U2.

IF THESE KNISHES COULD TALK: THE STORY OF THE NY ACCENT – Documentary Film

Directed by Heather Quinlan – New York

Penny Marshall, Amy Heckerling

What would happen to New York if it lost its accent?











2:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

HALCYON – Feature Film

Directed by McKenzie Haglund – New Jersey

Courtney Gains, Mykel Shannon Jenkins

Two men assigned aboard a deep sea research station become trapped inside and isolated from the outside world after a seismic event cripples the station. the event leaves one man mortally wounded, while the other struggles to cope with reality.

5AM – Short Film

Directed by John Painz – New York

At some point in our not so distant future, corporations will embark on creating their own brand of human being. The perfection of a docile creature to do the work real people no longer wish to do will become the battleground for a lucrative market, not unlike space travel was years before.











4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

HOW SWEET IT IS – Feature Film

Directed by Brian Herzlinger – California

Paul Sorvino, Burt Reynolds, Michael Pare, Erika Christensen, Eddie Griffin, Joe Piscopo

An alcoholic theater owner needs to put together a successful musical in order to pay off his mob debt, but problems arise when the wise guys want to cast their friends in the production.

JET – Short Film

Directed by Devereux Millburn – New Jersey

Remake of Paul McCartney’s song ‘Jet’ performed by the Annie Minogue Band featuring reggae artist Mystic Bowie.

The music video captures the fun and playfulness of summer. Being young and carefree. We wanted the video to be a bit reminiscent of the movie ‘Godspell’ with Mystic being a kind of pied piper of sorts and the children singing and following him.











4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

YELO – Short Film

Directed by Adrien Boublil – New York

After a tragic accident involving his mother, Franck, a man in his 20′s, alters reality to help him make the most difficult decision of his life: the decision between life and death.

GOD’S FAVOR – Short Film

Directed by Ilay Ron – New York

The people of a quiet English town in 1612 are suddenly thrown into chaos when their beloved courthouse is mysteriously set on fire and burns to the ground overnight. Suspicions of sorcery spread rapidly through the village and quickly fall upon free-spirited Faye. Will Faye be able to withstand the accusations led by pious Mrs. Godfrey and prove her innocence? Or will her trial reveal the complex web of love, religion, and revenge among the people of the town and bring forth a long-forgotten dark secret?

SILENT WAVE– Short Film

Directed by Sudeep Kanwal – New York

Several months after the tragic death of their son, Adam continues his downward spiral, losing his job and his coherence. As Rachel attempts to move forward, Adam can only look to the past. With his son’s fatal accident occurring on Adam’s watch, it only serves to drive the wedge between Adam and Rachel further apart. Their differing modes of grieving isolate the once happy couple. Adam continuously tries to win his wife and his former life back while struggling to come to terms with his new reality.

SIGNAL LOST – Short Film

Directed by Steve Richard Harris, Kenny Johnston – Canada

Sean Young, Tony Denison, Lisa Vidal

At a time when Linda Wright ( Sean Young) struggles to recapture the love and connection she once shared with her family, a nuclear bomb threat cripples Los Angeles putting Linda and her family’s lives in jeopardy. This forces her husband Charles (Tony Denison) and their teenaged children to put their everyday distractions aside and to appreciate what’s really important in life. In the face of extreme tragedy, can this disconnected family come together to cherish what they have and recognize what they stand to lose?

WORN OUT SHOES – Short Film

Directed by Chrissy Varley – New York

A young woman begins to unravel as her perception of love becomes obscure.

QUIET PICNIC – Short Film

Directed by Amanda Bedula – New York

While walking through the park, Jason sees a beautiful woman that he can’t take his eyes off of. He wants to impress her, so he searches for things to give her. Unfortunately, those things belong to other people. So he sneaks about taking those things from people to give to this beautiful woman who is unimpressed with each gift. As he gets rid of his failed gift, he is further agitating a bystander.











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

REAL GANGSTERS – Feature Film

Directed by Frank D’Angelo – Canada

Steven Bauer, Michael Pare, Margot Kidder, John Savage, Nick Mancuso, Johnny Williams, Frank D’Angelo, and Robert Loggia

Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo (Nick Mancuso) and Jack Lo Giacamo (Frank G’Angelo) Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous extended family and volatile business ventures by very different names. Vincent is the politician, the man who always has a plan to help keep the peace, find common ground , bind blood and commerce and grow the family into a billion dollar empire. Jack is the muscle, the hot head, ruthless and uncompromising he lives in the moment and executes his actions based on how he feels. Unfortunately for those two men, these two philosophies don’t always work together.

SHWABBY RUN – Television Pilot

Executive Producer Ayad Shauib – New Jersey

The ultimate road rally where 100 cars with driver and navigator make their way to various checkpoints and compete in activities for the coveted prize as winner of the Shwabby Run.











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

DISLECKSIA – Documentary Film

Directed by Harvey Hubbell V – Connecticut

Billy Blanks, Sarah Brown, Stephen J. Cannell, Billy Bob Thornton

Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V is one of 35 million Americans who have dyslexia. Hubbell journeys across the USA to learn more about the condition, and discovers that scientists are close to unlocking the secrets of dyslexia, which is the key to teaching everyone how to read, and stamping out illiteracy.

RECLAIMING THE SPIRIT – Short Film

Directed by Sean N. Ihne – New York

After coming to the realization that Christmas as he knows it will not arrive for his cash-strapped and foreclosed family, a young boy decides to take matters into his own hands. Using any means available, he sets out to recreate the holidays from memory.

SPARROW – Short Film

Directed by Joel Rodriguez – New York

Brynn Horrocks

A family in turmoil and a daughter determined to connect with her late father. Sparrow tells the story of a loss through the eyes of a young girl, and the nonsensical events that transpire from such a loss.











8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

DEAD MAN WORKING – Feature Film

Directed by L.E. Salas – New Jersey

In the very near future, the recently deceased are mysteriously rising from their graves. An emerging group of the living dead have people down-right scared…of losing their jobs. These fresh (and sometimes not so fresh) corpses are not here to eat the living; they have retained their memory of work and need to feed their hunger.

BRO’S EPISODE 1: “WILLIAMSBURG” – Television Pilot

Directed by Anthony DiMieri – New York

Four fratty, chauvinistic Bros face the endless challenges of careers, relationships, and their own quarter-life-crises while stumbling through life in their less than welcoming home of New York City.

THINK TWICE – Short Film

Directed by Larry Rosen – New Jersey

Sometimes the warning written on the sign is real. A group of friends break into a house to find something that creates a lose-lose situation putting their morality to the test.











8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

TALKING TO THE TREES – Feature Film

Directed by Ilaria Borrelli – Italy

A middle-class Parisian woman embarks on a quest to rescue the child her husband has abused from a Cambodian brothel and return her to her family in the jungle.

THE MAGIC KEY – Short Film

Directed by Sam Gratton – Spain

Three young sisters discover a magic key that transports them into the nightmare world of adulthood. They are desperate to get back to normality but the key has been stolen by their parents who are once again experiencing the joy of childhood. The kids must conspire to regain what is rightfully theirs.











10:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

CAPTURED HEARTS – Feature Film – Special Screening

Created & Produced by Kenneth Del Vecchio; Directed by Dylan Bank – New Jersey

Robert Loggia, Dustin Diamond, Tony Todd, Suzi Lorraine, Rachael Robbins, Robert Bogue, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Melantha Blackthorne…and Charles Durning (in his final film role)

A doctor. A lawyer. A pharmacist. An architect. And a shoe model. Five super intelligent (except maybe the model) – and super hot – sisters. Without the darling Van Houten sisters, the small 5,000 population town of Mansionville would have trouble existing. With them, however, some of the population can’t exist. Every year, these gorgeous blondes go on a month-long vacation. At the same time each year, coincidentally, five men from Mansionville disappear. The town people, all backwards and in denial, never put “two and two together.” More concerned that the town is on a 30-day hold without their professional backbone (the sisters), they write off the disappearances as men who left their wives for the big city or exciting locations. The truth, however, is much more sinister.

The Van Houtens are sadistic lunatics. Through a deranged pact to “capture the hearts” of five men every year, they kidnap, rape, torture and kill their victims with systematic gory success. Their maniacal rampage may be in jeopardy, however, through an ironic twist of fate: a documentary filmmaker’s car breaks down in Mansionville. While stranded and waiting for parts in the non-functioning town, he learns of the sisters, their secretive month-long vacation, and the many men who have disappeared. As the fresh meat are being brutalized and murdered, the filmmaker starts asking questions–and he begins making the connection. Is he on the road to an Oscar? Or an untimely, horrific death?…Captured Hearts is a heart-jumping, heart-crushing – truly demented – roller coaster ride of mystery, violence, sex and gore. With a raging, climatic twist, all hearts end up in one place. And it’s not where they’re supposed to be…

UP THE VALLEY AND BEYOND – Short Film

Directed by Todd Rosken – California

Jim Parrack, Sarah Jones, Dani Lennon, Loren Lester

Biopic about legendary cult film maker Russ Meyer, focusing on Russ after World War 2 as a glamor photographer. Not satisfied with his models, Russ searches and finally meets his muse and future wife Eve Turner. It is then that Russ gets the idea to make movies.











10:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

PAIN LOVE & PASSION – Feature Film

Directed by Dahiana Torres – New Jersey

What would you do if you only have a few years to live? Have you ever though about it? Miguel has no other choice. Inspired by true events, comes the story about a young man diagnosed with a brain malformation, in which the doctors say he won’t get to see past the age of thirty. Miguel is continuously there for the girl of his dreams, but never expressing it. He finds himself torn with his childhood friend Jason, and making enemies along the way. Caught up with unwanted drama, which causes the stress that causes the headaches, which worsen his condition. Cheating and lies, caught between two great girls, fighting to live, wanting to express his love is the premiere of Pain Love & Passion.

IN BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE– Short Film

Directed by Michael Lepre – New Jersey

This is a dramatic film about a middle class man who loses his family and the life he loved because of his drug addiction. He ends up desperately on the streets and is visited by a church lady and then a little girl. A miracle happens and he is reunited with his family proclaiming “how he has changed”. However, what he says and what he does are two different things. What was first a miracle is now his worst nightmare.

THE NEW GARDEN – Short Film

Directed by Ivan Kotevski – New Jersey

Two doomed young lovers take refuge in a serene mountain cabin during Earth’s final days. They are the last two people truly alive amidst a world of chaos. The love between them is their only hope as they struggle to find a way to live together forever.







Sunday June 2, 2013

12:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BOYS ARE US – Feature Film

Directed by Peter Luisi – Switzerland

After 16-year-old Mia gets hurt in love, she decides to take revenge on a boy. With the help of her older sister Laura (18), she comes up with a plan. Timo (18) should go through the same pain as Mia went through.

SPHERES – Short Film

Executive Producer Mauro Mecca – New Jersey

A fictional account of how one of America’s worst airline disasters may have occurred. Was it the crash that took hundreds of lives caused by a conspiracy involving “spheres”?

VISITORS – Short Film

Directed by Gabriel Frye-Behar – New Jersey

Things go awry when Holly’s friend, Olivia and her boyfriend, Richard come home early from a trip.











12:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

FROM KARST TO CANYON: THE ART OF BOGDAN GROM– Documentary Film

Directed by Carole Ryavec – New York

“Rocks here, rocks there…” fill his canvas. The artist Bogdan Grom was born in Trieste, Italy, to a Slovenian family. The rocky Karst landscape at the current border between Italy and Slovenia, the land of his childhood, was a major influence on his concept of form. He found the rock and shapes of the American west posed a similar conceptual framework as his artistic styles changed during 60 years work in America – in a broad range of media. Grom studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Perugia, Venice, and Munich. His work is permanently represented in many museums of modern art and private collections in the US and abroad.

WIND SHADOWS– Documentary Film

Directed by Carole Ryavec – New York

“Lions and Livestock versus Politicians on the Kenya Plains” Business and politicians have exploited Kenya’s dwindling resources – its water, forest and wildlife. Rivers are running dry, as watershed forest are chopped and burned. With population expansion, people compete for precious farmland. But crops fail year after year, so poaching and deforestation continue. Many species have already disappeared. Con environmentalists reverse the damage and support economic development with ecotourism and protection of Kenya’s threatened wildlife?

HUDSON RIVER BRICK MAKERS– Documentary Film

Directed by Jim Ormond – New York

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Hudson RiverValley was the world capital of brick making. At its height, more than 130 brick yards teemed with workers from Haverstraw to Albany. Due to a variety of factors, the last Hudson River brick yard closed in 2002..ending three and a half centuries of brick making on the Hudson.

THE COLOR OF MOONLIGHT– Documentary Film

Directed by Naga Kataru – California

A real-life story of a young woman who suddenly became totally blind months before her college graduation, how she fought back with courage and achieved success. This is a testament to the resilience of human spirit and how it can overcome any insurmountable odds. All you need is motivation.











2:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

PROVOCATION – Short Film

Directed by Greg Falkin – New York

A professor is accused of sexual harassment — he’s fired from him job, his wife kicks him out, and then things really turn bad.

ARRANGEMENT – Short Film

Directed by Alex Berg – New Jersey

Jealousy between roommates leads to betrayal at a competitive music school.

IDIOT – Short Film

Directed by Aaron Harvey – California

Every fear hides a wish. Never is this more true than in the case of PJ. A lonely man, living a lonely existence, trying to find love the only way he knows how. Infatuated with a girl who works at the local magazine stand, he tries as best he can to forge a connection, only to sabotage himself time after time. When the heavens open and drop a propitious gift in his lap, he seizes the opportunity the only way he knows how. Only, is his way really the way, or is he just an idiot.

SHOCKING – Short Film

Directed by Tim Riel – California

Tiffany Brouwer

Desperate to provide a good life for his new wife, Hunter works hard and takes on a variety of odd jobs. A scientific experiment offers him the opportunity to make some fast cash, but his moral compass is tested when he’s asked to administer ‘death-level’ shocks to a complete stranger.

ODESSA – Short Film

Directed by Cidney Hue – New York

Mission specialist Shannon Wendell spends one last night in New York City with a stranger before she embarks on a 135 year long journey to the distant planet of Gliese 581g, or Odessa.

WAITRESS – Short Film

Directed by Michael Borkow – California

In this mockumentary we follow successful Hollywood actress Katie White as she gives her lifelong dream of being a waitress one last shot.











2:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BOSTON TAPS – Television Pilot

Directed by Chris Burke – Massachusetts

Bob Wahlberg

Will Shawn find love and happiness? Will Liz get her life together? Will Bip become the firefighter he dreams to become? Will Michael have a complete meltdown? And will Buddy be able to hold them all together?

TWO CLOSE – Television Pilot

Directed by Clayton Baker, Cameron Wohlschlaeger – California

Michael King

Twins Tristan and Trevor are forced to be roommates during their freshman year because of a computer error. They are forced to find new roommates or learn to live with each other.

LIVING IN EXILE – Television Pilot

Directed by Jim Mendrinos – New York

Being a middle aged man thrust back into the single life after a long marriage is frightening, poignant, and dead on funny. Dimitri Katsopolous is newly single, and navigating the pitfalls of single life in the big city. Out of shape, out of touch with new technology, and out of his league with the women he meets, Dimitri struggles to rebuild his life as he reinvents himself.

LATIN IN AMERICA – Television Pilot Directed By

Joaquin M Rosa and Corina Katt Ayala – New York

Lucesita “Luce” Cartagena is a no nonsense housewife and Mother of three who is known and respected throughout the Barrio and feared by the City Council and neighborhood thugs alike. With a family that includes a chronically dieting, but food loving husband, a not so bright, wanna be rapper son, a boy crazy daughter Janisha and a blackmailing 11 year old terror, Lucesita’s got her work cut out for her. Add her naturally cruel, recently diagnosed with Dementia mother to the mix and Lucesita’s already insane world turns completely upside down.

LIFE OF THE PARTY – Television Pilot

Directed by Alex Zalben – New York

Every episode follows the main characters scrambling to prepare for the next party. Whether it’s a wedding reception, a bar mitzvah, or even something as banal as a book signing, the Rhythm is Our Dancer event company will take any contract they can get in order to keep their owner from shutting them down. We watch the inept manager, the sarcastic newbie, the flamboyant head dancer, the disenchanted assistant dance instructor, the meek accountant and the wannabe-cougar account manager constantly get in their own way while struggling to compete with their rival company, Funk Aggression. And every episode we watch the Rhythm is Our Dancer team “fail forward” as they bring the party to every event, large or small, and make rhythm YOUR dancer; whether you want it or not.











4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

KNUCKLE JACK – Feature Film

Directed by Toby Poser and John Adams- California

When a small town foul-mouthed drunk with an artistic gift for thievery is entrusted with his young niece for the summer, the question is not if he is ready for the task at hand– but is she?

MAPLE – Short Film

Directed by Shira-Lee Shalit – New Jersey

Two estranged and very different brothers must deal with the loss of their mother, and her very specific instructions of what to do with her ashes. (Dramedy)

TALE OF TIMMY TWO CHINS – Short Film

Directed by Nancy Savoca – New York

Timmy wants nothing more than to catch the eye of his high school crush. Teased at school for being “Timmy Two Chins,” his weight makes him feel unmanly and invisible. A big mistake forces him to take a hard look at himself. Being manly and powerful is not about muscles, Timmy realizes, it begins with appreciating himself and the people around him.











4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

SLASHED– Short Film

Directed by Chad Schultz – New Jersey

Brian Anthony Wilson

Two neighbors team up to catch a serial tire slasher targeting their Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood.

WEEKEND AWAY – Short Film

Directed by Michael Lavine – New York

Ashlie Atkinson, Sophia Takai

A distressed young woman leaves the city for the weekend with the hopes of clearing her head, but meets a mysterious hitchhiker who only confuses things more. The farther she goes to escape the more she finds herself trapped.

AFTERLIFE – Short Film

Directed by Jimmy DeMarco – New York

While out sitting on a bridge contemplating life, a young man finds himself the last living human on earth when he avoids a nuclear strike.

FAR – Short Film

Directed by Brian Crewe – California

After a bad day at work, David literally runs into Hannah, a beautiful, but strange, young woman. For their first date, David nervously tries to create the perfect evening – but Hannah’s odd, yet charming behavior turns dinner into a disaster. Trying to redeem the night, he proposes a ‘do-over’ and takes her on the ultimate first-date adventure. As the magical evening comes.

TOGETHER AFTER THE APOCALYPSE – Short Film

Directed by Larry Rosen – New Jersey

Without warning there was an attack from a biological weapon. At first no one noticed other than a loud pop noise when it was launched. Then people started to get sick. The CDC believed it to be an outbreak of pneumonia, but antibiotics did nothing. Less than 1% of the population survived. All communications went down in North America. No armies to protect us, no laws. Hunting parties would scavenge for food. Sometimes turning to cannibalism when there was nothing else. The film focuses on Alex and Paul. A couple heavily in love, undeterred by the apocalypse from being together. As the two must live hiding in a single room of their house to not be seen, they manage to survive the best way they can. They entertain each other by making faces, playing cards, telling stories. Fearing outsiders, they live a life of solitude. Silence becomes their friend, when hearing people outside is danger. Each time they search for food, they could face death, or worse. Together After the Apocalypse is a journey of two people surviving in a world of death and desolation.

TOWN RED – Short Film

Directed by Ryan Geiger – New Jersey

Michael Jefferson, Sonja O’Hara

It is 1952 in Sugar Grove, Kentucky. Something has gone terribly wrong. An unexplainable virus is spreading over the land, and something is happening to it’s residents. They’re acting sick. Really sick.

Patrick, a mechanic and farmer, who has lost everything he’s loved to the virus, has caught a local boy in his garage and plans on putting him out of misery. His trusted friend and worker, Jeffrey, plan their attack, and Neil, a local farmer stops by. But Neil is not there to help. Neil wants something. And he won’t stop until he gets it.











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BROKEN BLOOD – Feature Film

Directed by Derek Wayne Johnson – Louisianna

Marc Macaulay, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Richmond Arquette, Ali Costello, Robert Miano, Tom Wright, Jennifer Blanc, Shira Scott Astrof

A man returns to his hometown in East Texas only to find himself mending a troubled past and preparing for an uncertain future.

OSWALD – Short Film

Directed by Alyssa Rallo Bennett – New Jersey

Lee Harvey Oswald meets up with his half brother Robert Oswald in a hotel room just before the assassination of JFK.

ZERO HOUR – Short Film

Directed by Dan Carrillo Levy – California

Camilla Belle

Lorenzo and Paula are traveling on a straight road that seems to lead nowhere through a vast, empty desert. Their own personal paths instantaneously split, but they are still intertwined by this sudden and resounding event. What happens as they stall on this lonely highway will not only challenge the two lovers relationship, but it will also create a moral struggle within that could change them personally, forever.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT – Short Film

Directed by Larry Rosen – New Jersey

Heather has awoken covered in blood. At first she is in disbelief, but soon realizes this is really happening. As she is cleaning the blood from herself, she begins to think of what happened the previous night. Much of her memory is simply of how much alcohol she drank with the boyfriend; but she continues to think putting together the pieces to realize ‘It Happened Last Night.’











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE WINGMAN – Television Pilot

Directed by Jeff Fowler – Pennsylvania

A professional Wingman (he’s paid to help people get laid) helps creeping impaired clients toward sexual conquests in this slick and edgy comedy starring James Holeva. Louis Vanaria (“A Bronx Tale,” “Boardwalk Empire”), Taylor Gildersleeve (“Law and Order,” “30 Rock”), Connie Shelhammer (“Cubes”) co-star. Directed by Jeff Fowler.

*In addition to the screening there will be a live stand-up comedy show featuring James Holeva and Rachael Robbins

THE STUNT COMEDY SHOW – Television Pilot

Directed by Deni Jordan Kjurcijev – Denmark

A non verbal sketch show with crazy stunts, gags and hilarious punch lines.

A CONVERSATION ABOUT CHEATING WITH MY TIME TRAVELLING FUTURE SELF – Short Film

Directed by Pornsak Pichetshote – California

Bobby Campo, Haley Webb

In an off-beat drama questioning faith, fidelity, and love, ‘A Conversation about Cheating with My Time-Traveling Future Self’ follows a guy who travels urgently back in time to tell himself one thing: that his life will get better if he cheats on his girlfriend.









8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

PLAY DEAD – Documentary Film

Directed by Shade Rupe, Produced by Teller – New York

Teller

Famed silent magician Teller of Penn & Teller and Coney Island showman Todd Robbins thrill and delight a live audience with gory ghastly spectacles surrounding real-life killers and psychic pranksters in this dramatic recording of their off-Broadway show PLAY DEAD, recorded live at The Players Theatre on Manhattan’s historic MacDougal Street. Expect brutal onstage beatings, nubile nudity, and chunks of the show performed in absolute darkness. Even the exit signs go off! Be welcome, and BEWARE!

TICK TOCK – Short Film

Waleed Bedour – New York

The film questions the decisions we make in our life, and how they are not always what we originally wanted to do.When a young man thinks his time is up, what is he thinking?would he regrets his life?what if he was spared?would he really change?It is a story about love, lust, and dark secrets.











8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

ETERNAL DAMN NATION – Feature Film

Directed by Alan Del Tufo – New Jersey

A wave of demonic possessions sweep through a small city as a veteran detective and his overeager sidekick attempt to make sense of a series of grisly, ritualistic murders.

WEIGHT – Short Film

Directed by Nelson Pena – California

This story is about a psychotic physical trainer whose strong hatred for obese people compels him to kidnap an obese female client, whom he tortures to lose weight.

PLUSH – Short Film

Directed by Nelson Pena – New Mexico

Kathy is a mature, professional woman who still sleeps with her cuddly teddy bear Vincent. One night, when a burglar invades, Kathy’s home comes alive with magical surprises. To his horror, the intruder learns that not everything is as it seems and Vincent may not be so cuddly after all.











10:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

CLUB UTOPIA – Feature Film

Directed by Frank A. Caruso – Canada

Heather O’Donnell

Beautiful neurotic housewife becomes an exotic dancer in order to escape paradoxical cheating-boring husband who has a severe foot fetish that she abhors.

IRIS – Short Film

Directed by Justin S. Lee – California

In the near future, when status has become more important than ever before, a woman with a fake identity must decide how far she’s willing to go to move up the social ladder.

PUNCTURE – Short Film

Directed by Edward Lyons – Australia

When a self reliant business woman breaks down on a dark and isolated country road, she discovers that help can come from the strangest of strangers.











10:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

DRY SPELL – Feature Film

Directed by Travis Legge – New York

Suzi Lorraine, Rachael Robbins

Sasha tries to get her soon-to-be ex husband Kyle laid so she can move on with her sex life guilt-free.

SWEET SURRENDER – Short Film

Directed by Bornila Chatterjee – New Jersey

Graduate student, Harmony, is going through a difficult time. She broke up with her boyfriend, she has a crazy roommate, and she can’t seem to complete her thesis. However, through her struggle, she finds help from an unexpected friend.







Monday June 3, 2013

12:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE – Documentary Film

Directed by Debbie Lum – California

When an American man with ‘yellow fever’ meets a Chinese woman half his age online, documenting their attempt to build a marriage from scratch reveals comic and troubling complications for the couple and the filmmaker.

SAHASI CHORI – Short Film

Directed by Erin Galey – Singapore

BHUMIKA, a 13-year-old Nepali girl, travels with her family friend KRISHNA from her Himalayan home to her first job in the city.

Leaving the village begins a fateful journey of unexpected events in an unfamiliar world. When Krishna suddenly asks her to cross the border with him to India, taking her further and further away from home, Bhumika must ask herself what she’s willing to sacrifice for the good of both her family and Krishna’s.











12:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

GONG JEONG SA HOE – Feature Film

Directed by Jiseung Lee – South Korea

A former dental technician, currently working as an insurance saleswoman, Yoon young nam manages to live with her 10-year-old daughter. One day, she finds out that her missing daughter has been raped on her way home from school. She reports to the police only to be disappointed by the inabilities and intrusiveness of the police. After going through consecutive failures of seizing the rapist mostly due to the indifferent and passive attitudes of the police, she changes her mind to chase after the rapist for herself with all kinds of measures that she can take.

One by one, she takes severe revenges to the rapist as well as those who sabotaged and disrupted her (including her husband) with a way she knows best.

LLORÓ– Short Film

Directed by Ramazan Nanayev – Columbia

In the midst of deep economic woe, Colombia endures a more terrible plaque in 1984 – The Drug War. Ruan Lorilla is a politician determined to help end the drug trade in his country and ensure a safe future for his family. Ruan decides to send his wife and children out of the country to keep them out of harm’s way but before they get the chance to leave, he learns his son has been murdered and his home is under siege by criminals led by the dangerous leader of a drug cartel. As his own backhand dealings with the cartel are revealed, Ruan must find a way to deliver his family from harm.











2:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

CANNON FODDER – Feature Film

Directed by Eitan Gafny – Israel

Doron, a security operative, who takes on one last mission: to capture, number 3 in the terrorist organization of Hezbollah, in Lebanon. With an elite force, Doron enters Lebanon to complete his last mission. Very soon he discovers that reality is not so simple, and that a new and unknown enemy is to be dealt with – and Hezbollah are the last thing on his mind.

BILLY’S A KID – Short Film

Directed by Julian Ramirez – California

Billy has a date with his crush, Stacy, and wants everything to go perfectly, but after taking some bad advice from his older brother, he’s forced to decide the best way to win her heart. He decides to copy the actions of every teen girl’s fantasy in hopes that that will do the trick.

THE FUTURE – Short Film

Directed by Venetia Taylor – Australia

When you’re young and in love the future seems bright… but then what?











2:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

F**K NEW YORK– Feature Film

Directed by Kirk White – New York

On his last day in the big city, a disillusioned actor tries to make peace with never making it big.

ADOPT ME – Short Film

Directed by John Canfield – New York

In a scheme to get better financial aid, John (18 years old) attempts to adopt his friend Sam (17 years old).

GOODBYE, CRUEL WORLD – Short Film

Directed by Sean Fitzgerald – New York

Fred and Sam are lifelong friends who never do anything right. After making the pact to kill themselves, can they get their acts together and finally do something right.











4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

SEEDS OF DEATH: UNVEILING THE LIES OF GMOS– Documentary Film

Directed by Gary Null – New York

This feature-length documentary exposes the public health dangers of genetically modified foods and features leading scientists, physicians, professors, attorneys and activists. You’ll see the deep corruption surrounding GMOs and the nefarious deception being perpetrated against the world.

MENSCHEN – Short Film

Directed by Sarah Lotfi – Austria

During the last week of WWII, an Austrian captain takes a developmentally disabled boy under his wing and brings the loyalty of his men to the test.







4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

UPRISING– Documentary Film

Directed by Fredrik Stanton – Egypt

Produced by an Academy Award-winning team including the Executive Producer of Taxi to the Dark Side and the Editor of Inside Job, UPRISING tells the inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in forcing the downfall of a brutal dictatorship has changed the face of the Middle East and provided hope for millions of oppressed people across the world. Above all, it is a story of profound hope, of courage rewarded, of a people who beat back a police state and threw off the shackles of decades of degradation and oppression.

THE GOOD SAMARITAN – Short Film

Waleed Bedour – Egypt

When a widow find that her only daughter was pregnant she feels that her world is collapsing, after knowing that she was raped, afraid and ashamed she decides to run away, and leaves everything behind her. Far from home they meet a kind guy who offers to help them, and let them stay at his place. After sharing her misery with him, he feels god was giving him the chance to repent his old sins helping this lady. Could he really help her?











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

GRAND DECEPTION – Documentary Film

Directed by Rachel Milton – Washington, DC

It is a threat that is right in front of us — just below the surface and hidden in plain sight.

NOT ANYMORE: A STORY OF REVOLUTION – Documentary Film

Directed by Matthew VanDyke – Maryland

The Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely tells why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war

CROSSING THE LINE – Documentary Film

Directed by Mojan Javadi – Iran

For the first time some of Iranian prominent film makers, actors and producers speak about restrictions, censorship and limitations attached to the film industry under the Islamic rules and regulations. Crossing the Line is the journey of a New Zea land Iranian filmmaker who travels to Iran in the hope of making a fiction film, which eventually stopped because of many problems created by the system. Like many other Iranian filmmakers giving up was not an option for the director. She makes a documentary about the whole journey and discusses some of the untold issues inside Iran film industry.











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

OFFSCREEN – Television Pilot

Directed by Tal Goldberg – Israel

Trine Dyrholm

Two friends who would do anything to sell a Television Pilot. Every episode they try to create a pilot in a different genre, using the same actors.

THE GRID – Television Pilot

Directed by Kevin Keiser – New Jersey

A heated academy classroom discussion is violently interrupted, and a bright student is abducted by an unknown military presence. Nathan Stone, a rogue agent, breaks through the institution’s compromised security and begins to infiltrate the military terrorist cell. As he gets deeper, Nathan discovers that the people involved are far more familiar than he expected. Cade, the man behind the takeover, connects the loss of a close friend and recent national catastrophes, offering a swift retaliation. The mistakes of Nathan’s past come rushing back to meet him in a deadly and displacing climax, sending him where he never expected to be again.

A SHORT FILM ON CONFORMITY – Television Pilot

Directed by Matt Willis Jones – Norway

Carl is no longer seeing eye to eye with his colleagues.

DON’T TAKE THIS THE WRONG WAY – Television Pilot

Directed by Ryan A. Markle – California

One guy lives in the past, another unhappily stuck in the present, and a third is just plain delusional. A typical day becomes a journey in futility that ends in a reality check for all three of them. Will they figure things out together or continue on their three separate, stubborn paths?

DIARY OF VAMPIRE – Television Pilot

Directed by Barrett Perlman – California

Samantha chronicles her every day life and events for her video blog, but after one exceptionally crazy night, her world will never be the same again. Diary of a Vampire gives a unique look at one girl’s transformation into a vampire through her daily video diary entries. With more questions than answers, Samantha searches for understanding, guidance, and most importantly, something to satisfy her hunger.











8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

WAR ON HEALTH, FDA’S CULT OF TYRANNY– Documentary Film

Directed by Gary Null – New York

The film War on Health, explores the position of the FDA and it’s role in the current medical paradigm, the current health crisis, and looks at possibilities for a healthier, more holistic health system. Statistical evidence documents hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths due to conventional medicine due to the lack of oversight by the FDA. The FDA is currently trying to remove all of our important supplements, foods and herbs from the market and the public, claiming they are drugs, simply because they have healing effects. The FDA has begun a War on our Health. The American medical system is broken and this film points the way to a new direction that has democracy and the rights of the people at its heart.

CREAMEN – Short Film

Directed by Esther Casas – New York

‘Creamen’- taken from the latin word ‘crimen’, meaning crime , is a colorful, symbolic story about the global warming crisis, which brings together an unlikely group of abstract, anthropomorphic characters who unexpectedly are forced to confront the challenge of a potentially devastating future together- our future.











8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BAD PARENTS – Feature Film

Directed by Caytha Jentis – New Jersey

Janeane Garofalo, Christopher Titus, Michael Boatman, Cheri Oteri, Kristen Johnston, Rebecca Budig, Reiko Aylesworth, Bill Sage

A suburban mom relives her season with the soccer obsessed sports parents whose outrageous “win at all costs” behavior spirals out of control.

LEAGUE OF WONDER – Short Film

Directed by Chris Modoono – New Jersey

In 1991, the world’s largest blanket fort was constructed in suburban Connecticut. This is the story of it’s inhabitants, who entered when they were 12. (Dramedy)

YOU HAVE ONE MESSAGE – Short Film

Directed by Rich Lounello – New York

Paul is an out of work actor having serious doubts about his career choice, until an unexpected phone call gives him hope for the future.











10:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

RISKY BUSINESS: A LOOK INSIDE AMERICA’S ADULT INDUSTRY– Documentary Film

Directed by David Mech – Florida

Sunny Leone, Jack Lawrence, Kaylani Lei, Gracie Glam, Puma Swede, Tanner Mayes, Dale DaBone

Risky Business: A Look Inside America’s Adult Film Industry examines the social, psychological, and economic impacts of performing in adult films. The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment.

SKINJA!– Short Film

Directed by Daniel Goodman – New York

Skinja is about a stripper by night, ninja by later that night. It’s an intentional parody of 80′s action movies in its concept and its trailer. Shot on location at NYC stripclubs, much like a lap dance this is 2 minutes you won’t regret.











10:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

SOLID STATE – Feature Film

Directed by Stefano Milla – Italy

Vivica A. Fox, Suzi Lorraine, Debbie Rochon

Be careful of what you touch. A large meteor is heading quickly toward Earth. A space defense launches a missile and seems to destroy the meteor. But a small piece of the meteor lands in a remote part of Europe. An up and coming American rock band is touring through Europe when their van breaks down… near the meteor. The area is eerily quiet and the band finds clues of people living in the area but no one is found. Gradually, they begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together but the meteor is having a deadly effect on them. Film is in English (not Italian)

SPEECHLESS – Short Film

Directed by Karyn Kusama – Ohio

Desmond has a secret he cannot share with anyone. His family, the school, the white picket fence community surrounding him do not provide solace. Support of a new friend and the need for the cycle to end pushes Desmond to share his story of being sexually assaulted. Having said everything, he now sees his way to recovery.







Tuesday June 4, 2013

12:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE POSEIDON PROJECT – Documentary Film

Directed by Arthur Jones – China

In 1931, Britain’s most advanced submarine collided with a cargo ship off the coast of China and sank. Three hours later, six sailors surfaced, barely conscious. They were the first men ever to escape from a sunken submarine using a proto-scuba device. Their story hit headlines and went on to inspire a feature film. The miraculous escape changed marine safety forever. But their names, and their submarine, gradually sank into obscurity. Beijing-based journalist and scuba instructor Steven Schwankert was looking for nearby wrecks to dive when he found HMS Poseidon on a list of unexplored sites. His five-year search for the submarine became a private obsession that would challenge official accounts of the escape, and reveal a secret history.

CATHARSIS – Short Film

Directed by Evan Michals – New York

Catharsis, a new short film from writer/director Evan Michals, tells the story of a man wrestling with his inner demons. The loss of his wife has driven him back to alcoholism, and he struggles to move forward in spite of his desire to hold on to the past.

Featuring an incredible performance by Clem McIntosh (Boardwalk Empire), with supporting performances by Neil Howard (All My Children) and Dartel McRae (Boardwalk Empire).











12:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE NOWHERE SON – Feature Film

Directed by San Banarje – India

A young physician will do anything to get his father back when the latter goes missing after refusing to sell his house to the local corrupt politicians.

THE COLD HEART – Short Film

Directed by Hannes Rall – Germany

An artistic animated short-film adapted from the famous German ‘Gothic’ fairy-tale ‘The Cold Heart’ by Wilhelm Hauff: A ‘Faustian’ tale in the Black Forest, the films tells the story of a young man who trades his warm heart for a cold stone in order to become rich. A magical story, which narrates his encounters with the good and evil spirits of the forest. Directed by Hannes Rall in his highly expressionistic style it also features the color-design by famous animation-designer Hans Bacher.











2:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BOYZ OF SUMMER – Feature Film

Directed by Antonio DiFonzo – New Jersey

Summer never ends without the fall. From the city streets of Elizabeth NJ to the Jersey Shore for childhood friends, Rocco, Drew and Sal. As art student Rocco returns home for the summer, dreams start to become reality. His art is amplified each night as dreams thrust him to draw what he is seeing and feeling. The bonds of friendship and love are tested as the boys struggle with the limits of their upbringing and the challenges at home.

ROCKET – Short Film

Directed by Aviral Kapoor – New Jersey

A story about a troubled young boy and his single father. How they fail to communicate with each other and in the end how they come together.











2:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

FRACKNATION – Documentary Film

Directed by Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney, Magdalena Segieda, Ben Huddleston – California

FrackNation follows journalist Phelim McAleer as he faces gun threats, malicious 911 calls and bogus lawsuits when questioning green extremists for the truth about fracking. Fracking is going to make America one of the world’s leading energy producers and has become the target of a concerted campaign by environmentalists who want it banned. In FrackNation McAleer travels across the USA and Europe to uncover the science suppressed by environmental activists and ignored by much of the media. He talks with scientists and ordinary Americans who live in fracking areas and who tell him the truth behind the exaggerations and misrepresentations of anti-fracking activists.

AMERICAN DISCORD – Short Film

Directed by Jacob Hart – Utah

A new soldier arrives at his outpost during a war against a fundamentalist insurgency in rural America, and he teams up for his first patrol with soldiers who have very different views from his own. Each soldier sees the events of the patrol through the lens of their worldview.











4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones – Documentary Film

Directed by Maria Cabardo – New Jersey

Neil Gairman

BETTER THINGS is a documentary about Jeffrey Catherine Jones, an enigmatic comic book artist from the 70s. His entrance into the comic book art world paved the way for many of today’s popular comic book artists to produce work that incorporate fine art influences. His fame did not guarantee a controversy-free reputation. In fact, his personal challenges have gotten in the way of a more economically viable existence — in particular, the development of his trans gender persona. Unlike most people who have undergone this dramatic and drastic change, Jones has maintained a huge loyal following in his industry. The film follows the stories behind his success and it also showcases his artwork through interviews with his family and peers.











4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE MEAT PUPPET – Feature Film

Directed by Joe Valenti – New Jersey

Keith Collins, Brandon Ruckdashel, Geri Reischl, Billy Sample, Gregg Valentino
Andrew “Drew” Shelton has it all – looks, money, women and an insatiable taste for human flesh. His vanity is only surpassed by his obsession with finding the perfect tasting meal and it has fueled his appetite for killing, preparing and cooking beautiful women. He throws lavish dinner parties and serves his guests his latest victim and one unlucky guest becomes the main course of his next get together. When a no-nonsense detective starts putting the pieces together, it leads to a game of cat and mouse that only increases the stakes. But is Drew the soul-less, cold-blooded killer that he appears to be? Or is he just the Meat Puppet for a more sadistic mind?

SO LONG – Short Film

Directed by Lindsay Ianna – California

A young woman discovers an enlightening way to deal with the loss of a loved one.

THE ASSISTANT – Short Film

Directed by Dave Hill – California

A disgruntled photographer’s assistant pretends to be his boss when a young actress arrives early for her photo shoot.











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

16 ACRES – Documentary Film

Directed by Mike Marcucci – New York

Michael Bloomberg, George Pataki, Chris Ward, Larry Silverstein

16 ACRES is the story of the rebuilding of the WorldTradeCenter, as told by the key players who have shaped the site. At the heart of the story is the dramatic tension between noblest intentions and the politics, hubris, and ideology that is the bedrock of New York.

A PERFECT COCKTAIL – Short Film

Directed by Kathy Swift Albert – Texas

A Perfect Cocktail is a short film about appearances, relationships, and expectations. While cocktail is used as a metaphor for a mixing of elements, the audience experience will be filled with unexpected reveals. The final twist at the end is a challenge to our expectations of what constitutes a family.











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

NICOTINE STAINS – Feature Film

Directed by Gennaro Desposito – California

Charlie, a bi-polar, down on his luck average Joe suffers a psychotic break after quitting smoking a synthetic brand of cigarettes. As he becomes more unhinged from withdraw he begins to hear the cigarettes speak, telling him do nasty things, like kill his roommates. This kicks off a deep, dark descent from which Charlie may never recover.

ELEGY FOR A REVOLUTIONARY – Short Film

Directed by Paul Van Zyl – California

Brian Ames, Martin Copping

Two friends oppose the apartheid-era government in South Africa. Their choice to use violence tears their relationship apart.











8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

HOME – Feature Film

Directed by Jono Oliver – New York

Joe Morton, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Tawny Cypress, Victor Williams, Danny Hoch, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Adrian Martinez, Tonya Pinkins

Home is the story of a man named Jack, suffering from mental illness, whose goal is to move out of the group home where he resides and into a home of his own. By doing so he hopes to rebuild his life, reconnect with his estranged son, and put himself back on a path to “normalcy.”











8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

CELEBRATING LIFE IN UNION – Documentary Film

Directed by Gladys Bensimon – New Jersey

Andy Garcia

Celebrating Life in Union is a story of human resilience, community, and brotherhood. It follows a group of former Cuban political prisoners through their memory of imprisonment and their half century fight against the aging Castro regime. Having developed a strong community for themselves that now crosses three generations, they struggle with the realization that their own mortality may come before they can return to their homeland.

THE MATTRESS HUSTLE – Short Film

Directed by Susan Watson Turner – New York

The Mattress Hustle” follows a young couple’s antics as they transition from entry-level jobs to the careers of their dreams. Unable to keep up with sky-rocketing rental costs in NYC they retreat to their parents’ house, plagued with young siblings and no privacy. Eros ultimately inspires their solution to ‘being together,’ but not without enduring a series of quirky situations. However, all is well that ends well and they land in new careers paths – still madly in love.











10:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

GHOST LIGHT – Feature Film

Directed by John Gaspard – Minnesota

A group of actors sneak into a theater overnight to see if they can experience any of the alleged ghost sightings.

FEED B: THE MAKING OF FEED A – Documentary Film

Directed by Clarke Mayer – New Jersey

Michael Jefferson

Go behind the scenes with Killer Goose Films as they chronicle the making of Clarke Mayer’s found footage sci-fi action ‘Feed A.’ The team discusses the pressure of making a low budget film with high production value in a limited amount of time.











10:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

IN THE NIGHT SKY: I RECALL A UFO– Documentary Film

Directed by Felix Olivieri – New York

Throughout history, human beings have always been fascinated by the unknown, the mysterious and inexplicable. Perhaps one of the greatest mysteries to face mankind is the question: Is there life on other planets? And, if so, have they ever come to visit Earth? Few people realize that the Hudson Valley of New York is a hotspot for reported UFO sightings, ranking at #3 in the United States. From 1982 to 1986 there were over 5,000 reported sightings, which were followed by organized research teams, newspaper articles, support groups, conferences, books and even an Unsolved Mysteries episode. Research shows that reported sightings started long before the 1980s and continue on to this very day. Join the producers of Big Guy Media and author Linda Zimmerman as they go on an investigative journey that takes them flying through the skies, into the heart of the Stone Chambers and on a vigilant night watch in an attempt to experience the otherworldly. Hear the firsthand accounts of dozens of HudsonValley residents whose stories will have you wondering, questioning, doubting, conspiring, and, just perhaps, believing.







Wednesday June 5, 2013

2:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

CHERCHEZ LA FEMME – Short Film

Directed by Chris J. Cullen – New Jersey

Jack Kelly has recently been thinking about the girl who got away. He has written a play about all his past relationships that didn’t seem to work out. As he begins to direct the play with his actors he keeps thinking about Carolyn and why they were not together. We he let it go or decide to try and find Carolyn again and reconnect. He asks many of his friends and co workers what he should do when he finally decides to follow his heart or maybe not…

GOING HOME – Short Film

Connecticut

A man returns home after having his life torn apart.

ACCEPTANCE – Short Film

Directed by Gene Gallagher – New Jersey

‘Acceptance’ is the story of a mother who discovers that her 9 year old son has Asperger’s Syndrome.

DEPRIVATION – Short Film

Directed by Feng Yu – New Jersey

When a woman’s co-worker discovers her secret, her life gets turned upside down when he decides to take matters in his own hands.











2:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

ROSE, MARY AND TIME – Short Film

Directed by Hardeep Giana – England

Larry Lamb

The film is a story of second chances. Barney is married – unhappily. He lost the love of his life around six years ago – she was murdered. Through the magic contained within a clock he inherited, and with the help of an old Indian shop keeper, Barney finds himself back in time, with the opportunity to save her… but life isn’t always as easy as that.

THIS IS VANITY – Short Film

Directed by Oliver Goodrum – England

Lucy Brown, Dominic Mafham

A dark and tragic tale of a tiring mother struggling to protect herself and her disabled daughter from the continual attacks of local adolescents. Frustrated by the authorities, she turns to a far greater power than can be found on her failing human plane.

BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT – Short Film

Directed by Ali Asgari – Iran

It’s 3 AM.A boy and a girl are wandering in the city. They are looking for a hospital to cure the girl, but it is much harder than they thought.

NAAGAHAAN, ZINAT… – Short Film

Directed by Navid Azad – Iran

A decisive choice will change the lives of three people.

THE ASS KICKER – Short Film

Directed by Mohammed Alkazemi – Kuwait

An envious brother, Hameed, decides to make a big mess on his younger brother, Aneed, who enjoys his life in every aspect.











4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

WHO KILLED JOHNNY – Feature Film

Directed by Yangzom Brauen – Switzerland

Trevor Coppola

The life of two desperate Swiss Expats who try to write their first script turns up side down when they discover a dead body on the street. Will they achieve to finish the script on time, or will they be lost forever in the pandemonium of their circumstances?

FLICKA FÖRSVINNER – Short Film

Directed by Alexander Ronnberg – Sweden

A neo-noir set in 1950s Sweden. Boy meets girl, Boy kidnaps girl. Girl suddenly makes her own demands. For a few hours, a game of high stakes is played. Most desperate will win. And before the night is through, blood will be shed.











4:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE KUNG FU LESSON – Documentary Film

Directed by Khalid Ali – China

The Kung Fu Lesson is the true story of three American brothers who travel to China to realize their dream of studying Chinese martial arts. As they journey from the old neighborhoods of Beijing to the legendary temples of the Shaolin Monastery, the brothers cross paths with martial artists from all walks of life. What follows is an amusing and intimate portrait of friendship, family and the lessons learned from lives dedicated to the art of combat.

REFUGE: STORIES OF THE SELFHELP HOME – Documentary Film

Directed by Ethan Bensinger – Illinois

‘REFUGE’ is a one-hour documentary that reaches back over 70 years to give a voice to the last generation of victims of Nazi persecution. The film weaves together historical narrative, archival footage and deeply personal testimony to explore the lives of six Chicagoans against the context of the Nazi cataclysm and tell the story of a singular community that has given refuge to more than 1,000 Central European Jewish refugees and survivors.











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

THE ASCENT – Feature Film

Directed by Steven James Creazzo – New Jersey

Josie Davis, William McNamara, William Duffy, David Chokachi, Courtney Gains, Larry Ramano, Martin Kove, Joe Esteves

Mountain guide, Emily Wilks, is forced to lead a group of treasure hunters up the perilous Devil’s Peak. But leading the group up Devil’s Peak is just a stalling tactic until Emily reveals her own dark secret.

A LOTHARIO’S LAMENT– Short Film

Directed by Sheila Simmons – New Jersey

Lothario Lament is a Personal Narrative that features some Charming Men of certain ages, races and mindset, who candidly expound their views on relationships, or the lack thereof.











6:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – Free

Casting your Production – Seminar



Casting is one of the most essential parts of any production. This informative seminar, with Breakdown Services’ Thom Goff, will discuss the tools needed to cast a project more quickly while using less time and money.



The seminar will cover the following topics:



•How to save your production time



•How to save your production money



•How you can cast in various worldwide locations from one location with the use of virtual auditions



•How to find the right casting director for your production



•Learn the most secure way to cast your project.

8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

SILENT BUT DEADLY – Feature Film

Directed by Jason Lockhart – California

Dawn Wells, Lee Meriwether, Martin Kove, David Proval, Jacqui Holland, Kiersten Warren

Senior citizens are being offed by a masked killer who stalks the halls of the small retirement community in which they live. The story opens with a terrifying murder, creating space on the waiting list for Rose to move in. Upon Rose’s arrival, she is taken on a tour of the grounds by the quirky, offbeat manager of the joint: Dale. The odd and brightly colored characters continue to pop up as Fanny, her Jewish gossiping neighbor, introduces Rose to “The gang.” The routine of daily life is all stirred up at the moment. People are disappearing, there’s talk of a ghost, and to top things off, there’s an STD outbreak. As terror rises throughout the building, the fear of who’s next and who the killer may be, continues to grow. We find ourselves in a game of “Who-done-it?” Is it Desperella, the ground’s custodial manager? Is it Kitty, the sexy activities director? Or Zeke, her punk rock boyfriend? Maybe it’s one of the elder folks suffering from dementia or seeking some sort of revenge. Full of laughs and full of scares, you’ll be on the edge of your seats from the moment you enter the world of the Lake View Retirement Home: The place where people come to live… until they die!

THE EXIT ROOM – Short Film

Directed by Todd Wiseman Jr. – New York

Christopher Abbott

Imprisoned journalist Joseph Michaels faces a government execution during a future American Revolution











8:00 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11



SOMEBODY MARRY ME – Feature Film

Directed by John Asher – California

Michael Lerner, Ray Abruzzo, Anya Monzikova, Marlane Barnes

In this first time ever ‘single shot’ romantic comedy, David Rosenberg has mere hours to find a woman to marry before his wealthy father gives his entire inheritance to his young spoiled stepmother. To make matters worse, David’s live in girlfriend breaks up with him for being forced into a marriage. All seems lost until the family lawyer convinces David to post an ad on the ‘world wide web’ to find a wife and take whatever comes his way. It instantly becomes clear that David is in over his head.

DEATH & THE RED DRESS – Short Film

Directed by Christopher Franchino, Jeremy Colfer – New York

An homage to Film Noir of the 1940s, the film follows the character of Death as he attempts to convince a stubborn soul that his time is up. Shot in beautiful black & white with additional color brought in as the film progresses.











9:30 pm – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $11

FOUR CORNERS ROAD– Feature Film

Directed by Gregory Van Voorhis – New York

Jacques Mitchell, Ron Jeremy, Dustin Diamond

‘V’ has turned into everything that women hate, but still has no trouble finding a number of them to sleep with…and then not call. When he realizes that his womanizing ways can’t erase what’s been plaguing him, he turns to his friends Nick, Scott (also known as ‘Squatty’ for his urination techniques), and Desmond, whose lives aren’t as cozy as they seem either, and they head upstate for a month-long bonding adventure. In the woods of their childhood summer stomping grounds, they are met with freedom, temptation, euphoric outlets, and a powerful dose of reality. It is here that they are visited by a free-spirited local and her bag of goodies who provides them with unconventional wisdom, but it’s up to them to know what to do with it. As the summer nears its end, their friendship is inevitably tested as each must confront his own inner demons before they all head back home to straighten out their lives.







Thursday June 6, 2013

6:30 p.m. – Paramount Theater, Middletown, NY – $99

GALA AWARDS CEREMONY & PARTY $99

One of the Nation’s Hottest Awards Ceremonies, this Event & Party features numerous Celebrity Guests and:

•Mingle with the Stars and the world’s most cutting edge Officially Selected Filmmakers at a Closed, Elegant, Extravaganza Cocktail Hour, with an array of complimentary fine hors d’oeuvres/meals and deserts, as well as complimentary cocktails…The menu and beverages are provided by Stella Artois, Zombie Apocalypse Vodka, vitaminwater, Fuze, RealBeanz Coffee, Pepsi, and ShopRite Catering.

•Hosted by superstar stand-up comedian, GILBERT GOTTFRIED.

•Celebrity Award Presenters including Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees.

•Lifetime Achievement Award Personally Accepted by legendary film star ERIC ROBERTS (Academy Award & Emmy nominee; The Pope of Greenwich Village; The Expendables).

•Live Award Presentations to the World’s Leading Independent Filmmakers and Actors.

•Clips from all Nominated Films in all Categories.

All the Excitement and Glamor you see at the Oscars!


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www.HobokenInternationalFilmFestival.com


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