Sunday May 19, 2019
12:00pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
1/2 NEW YEAR – Feature Film
Directed by Tom Morash – California
Shanley Caswell, Rome Flynn, Ashley Platz, Bo Youngblood, John Ierardi, Matt Schulte, Brooke Lewis, Jeff Dye
On the last Saturday in June, a tight-knit LA group of friends celebrate 1/2 New Year, with a blowout party. They dress up, drink champagne, have a countdown, make new resolutions, and generally take a break from the daily grind to let loose. All young professionals, each character is struggling with the transition into serious “adulting.” Some are managing better than others.
SAVING MARIA - Short Film
Directed by Joshua Nelson – New Jersey
A detective's interrogation of teenagers leads to the painful truth about a girl they all bullied.
THE ROCKET SHIP – Short Film
Directed by Taishon S Black – New York
Seven-year-old Livy has seen her mother (Angie) deal with heartbreak and sadness too many times over; wherein that she feels she has to do something.
12:00 pm Elks Lodge, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
THE MONEY STONE – Documentary
Directed by Stuart Harmon – Ghana
The Money Stone is the coming-of-age story of two boys chasing their dreams among the gold mines of Ghana.
BEHAVE, KIDS – Short Film
Directed by Tripp Crosby - Georgia
Good-boy youth pastor Greggor and his sensual girlfriend Kim have been invited over to house sit for Greggor’s new Bible beating boss Pastor Tom. It’s a suspicious gig, but once Tom and his wife leave, Greggor and Kim are free to do whatever they want in a house they assume they have all to themselves.
IVAN – Short Film
Directed by Panagiotis Kountouras – Greece
A solitary dinner for two in a dehumanized society that has a craving for itself.
12:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
CATNIP NATION – Documentary
Directed by Tina Traster – New York
Good Samaritans risk hostility, political persecution, and legal prosecution to care for feral cats living in colonies. The three main characters in the documentary Catnip Nation, who live miles apart and come from different walks of life, invite us into a world of advocacy, political wrangling, and legal intrigue. SEE TRAILER HERE...
HIDING IN DAYLIGHT – Short Film
Directed by Cheryl Allison – New York
Judy McLane, Julee Cerda, Jim Newman, Gary Hilborn
After a gay purge in a dystopian future, two couples who secretly meet once a week to reminisce about their former openly gay lives must decide if their clandestine meetings are worth risking their lives.
DODGSON – Short Film
Directed by Dan Michael – New York
Upon the discovery of his estranged father’s death, a jaded therapist with a severe speech impairment is forced to confront former childhood traumas. The event suddenly unearths a slew of latent emotions which triggers the return of his stutter, drastically affects his behavior and forces him to contemplate the unresolved issues from his past. SEE TRAILER HERE...
2:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
WORTHLESS – Feature Film
Directed by Chris Cardillo, Sr. – New Jersey
Tara Reid, Quinton Aaron
A successful woman faces the repercussions of her bullying ways when she's confronted by a woman from her past. SEE TRAILER HERE...
CRUSH – Short Film
Directed by Charles Marinaro – New York
A man’s inner thoughts and self- doubt hold him back from pursuing a potential romance.
WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS – Short Film
Directed by Cameron Dingwall – New York
A woman in protective custody falls for the U.S. Marshal protecting her, the night before she assumes her new identity.
2:00 pm Elks Lodge, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
THE WAKE OF LIGHT – Feature Film
Directed by Renji Philip - California
A young woman starting to lose hope while caring for her aging father and their broken-down farm meets a charismatic young man on a cross country road trip, who falls for her and asks her to join him. Now she has a choice to make.
WESTFALIA – Short Film
Directed by Haley Finnegan – New Jersey
Emelia & Brody want to be insta-famous. Emelia believes an engagement post will bring them there... Brody isn't willing to make that leap. When they pack their things for a social media road trip in a 1984 VW Westfalia, things are looking up. But their rivals have an ever growing following that they just can't seem to keep up with. SEE TRAILER HERE...
COMEDY IN A MINOR KEY – Short Film
Directed by Tjebbo Penning – Germany
A dark “comedy” of wartime manners.
2:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
INNER CITY RATS – Feature Film
Directed by Sam Garcia Southern – New York
Inner City Rats follows a set of young misfits, petty thieves, and low-level criminals. Structured as an album, each track weaves together glimpses into the lives of New York City’s “rats.” SEE TRAILER HERE...
FICTIONAL REALITY – Short Film
Directed by Matthew Vincini – New York
A writer attends a retreat to complete her novel. She is later haunted by objects of her imagination. SEE TRAILER HERE...
4:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
A LINE BETWEEN ALL THINGS – Feature Film
Directed by Charles Marinaro – New York
The story follows Joel in a post-apocalyptic world filled with brutality and anarchy. Joel fights daily to survive while searching for reason. Once Joel crosses paths with Alexa, who is stuck in a trap, his entire existence gets flipped upside down. He now must help protect and provide for someone while barely being able to assist himself.
TOSS-UP – Short Film
Directed by Allison Andresini – New Jersey
After Olivia purposely fails to catch the bouquet at a good friend's wedding, she and her serious boyfriend, Tom, realize they need to address their differing opinions about marriage.
4:00 pm Elks Lodge, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
OFFSTAGE ELEMENTS – Feature Film
Directed by Frank Lisi – New Jersey
Mike Starr, Tony Darrow
Christianity meets heavy metal is this musically inspired film, when the singer of a local heavy metal band becomes a devout born-again Christian. SEE TRAILER HERE...
KUCHENHIMMEL (CAKE HEAVEN) - Short Film
Directed by Petr Eremin - Germany
Maria, a baker, sells a new kind of cookie in her bakery, Kuchenhimmel. She observes how the cookie brings people closer.
4:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
COLLISION AT SPLIT ROCK – Feature Film
Directed by George Firewalker Carlson & Pat Eichner – New Jersey
Two brothers haunted by a dark memory, on the cusp of madness, rival for the affections of a beautiful woman. They yearn to expose a secret better left buried, for which a killer will go to any lengths to leave concealed. Lust, betrayal, and murder race towards a "Collision at Split Rock"…
FUTURE SELF – Short Film
Directed by Sean Lewis – New York
Jeffrey has a crush on Teegan. Teegan doesn't know who Jeffrey is. Luckily, VHS tapes keep showing up in the local mini-libraries around town to tell Jeffrey how to change that fact, for better or worse. SEE TRAILER HERE...
LIVING WITH STRANGERS – TV Pilot
Directed by Tracy Ofosuhene – New York
Living With Strangers is a serialized comedy about five anomalous college students living together in New York City. Casey the free-spirit, Lynn the “bitch next door”, Roger the lazy stoner, Nick the fashion-forward metro, and Nancy the awkward-as-f%&k aspiring film director. They don’t know each other at all; yet decide to share an old and dingy apartment. The show follows these young adults attempting to navigate life in New York.
6:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
THE 5TH KING IRAN “THE BLADE” BARKLEY – Documentary
Directed by Carl Lu – New York
The 5th King Iran "The Blade" Barkley is a unique story. The backdrop takes place in the South Bronx in the 70's & 80’s. During this time South Bronx was an economic depressed area of New York City. But a young and determined Iran had a dream…To become the next boxing champ of the world.
MY FAVORITE STONE – Short Film
Directed by John Wager – New York
Maggie (20), addicted to heroin after a sports injury, finds herself alone and without hope. And just when it seems all is lost she encounters someone from her past who brings everything back into a focus that puts Maggie on a course of revival and renewed determination.
LANDINGS – Short Film
Directed by Cameron Watson – California
In 1977 a young Taxman is sent to the odd Mojave Desert town of Landings to collect back taxes from Wolfgang Von Himmel, a purported time traveler who locals say built a time-travel machine and left for eras unknown ten years earlier. In his investigation, the Taxman discovers the girlfriend Von Himmel left behind and her daughter, as well the town's jovial sheriff who seems to know a lot more than he's telling. SEE TRAILER HERE...
EVERYTHING’S FINE: A PANIC ATTACK IN D MAJOR – Short Film
Directed by Zack Morrison – New Jersey
A musical comedy about a woman at the onset of her quarter-life crisis and her existential journey through the various stages of anxiety in song and dance. SEE TRAILER HERE...
6:00 pm Elks Lodge, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
BLACK POOL – Feature Film
Directed by Dustin Morrow - Oregon
Black Pool is a gripping thriller about a revenge-fueled, cat-and-mouse game of imprisonment and interrogation. Thirty years ago, Michael’s life was shattered by a shadowy figure he saw for only a fleeting moment. But tonight, through a chance encounter, he believes he’s found the man responsible for ruining his life. And he’s going to make him pay. But does he have the right man? And how far will he go for the truth?
THE TAXIDERMIST – Short Film
Directed by Lorentz Celo – Norway
A taxidermist has been living alone on an island for more than forty years after the loss of his love. A visit from a doctor confirms his biggest fear - the life he knows is coming to an end. Can his life and love be replaced somehow?
ZOUL – Short Film
Directed by Tom Cassese – New York
In search of a good soul to consume, a sharp-dressed demon decides to kill his assistant's niece. SEE TRAILER HERE...
6:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
DOUBLE BELGIAN – Feature Film
Directed by Graham Winfrey – New York
Two friends drive to New York City to secure an investment for their microbrewery. Once in New York, however, a hidden agenda and secret love interest threaten to derail their plans.
THE HEALING OF HARMAN – Short Film
Directed by Seth Pinsker – Nebraska
From Academy Award-nominated director Seth Pinsker comes a short film about hope, faith and forgiveness. A Kurdish refugee, working in the heartland of America as an interpreter, meets a mysterious man that asks for help with life and death consequences.
ATTENDANT – Short Film
Directed by Mark Stetson – New Jersey
A young woman fighting for her honor—and the soap—in a ladies restroom discovers sometimes another woman’s stare beats the male gaze.
8:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
PAINKILLERS – Feature Film
Directed by Roxy Shih - California
Mischa Barton, Madeline Zima, Naomi Grossman, Grant Bowler, Debra Wilson
After a terrible car crash in which his son dies, brilliant surgeon John Clarke, tormented by guilt, becomes prey to an unbearable physical pain. While his marriage starts disintegrating, John soon finds out that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood. When he encounters Herb Morris, a man who claims he can help him get his life back, John embarks upon a nightmarish journey through which he will either have to come to terms with his pain...or become a monster.
THE DIVINE SILENCE – Short Film
Directed by Hunter Carrigan
In 'Le Silence Divin', a young couple takes an LSD trip on an otherwise average night at home. Stanley, a frequent psychedelic abuser and psychology student, coaches his girlfriend, Christina, through her first time on acid as she battles with her history of anxiety attacks.
AT MIDNIGHT – Short Film
Directed by Louis Leuci
A wedding becomes suspenseful when it's revealed that certain guests may have criminal intentions.
8:00 pm Elks Lodge, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
THEY ARE STRANGERS – Feature Film
Directed by Zane L’Erario - Pennsylvania
An acclaimed writer struggles with her crumbling relationship. When hints of infidelity become more concrete, her lovelorn inner demons take control.
PORCH – Short Film
Directed by Christian DiPillo – New Jersey
Andrew “Dew” Schofield has spent his entire life taking care of others; his children, his granddaughter, and even his wife after she got sick. Now that his kids are grown and his wife has passed, Dew finds himself living alone in his familiar little suburb, with only his memories to keep him company. When his granddaughter comes to visit in-between apartments, they will both face the deep-rooted loneliness they’ve spent so long trying to bury. SEE TRAILER HERE...
RELICIOUS – Short Film
Directed by Eugenio Villani – Italy
An intellectual is shopping at the supermarket. When he moves toward the refrigerated section, he realizes with amazement that the yogurt cups have stamped on them the name of a religion instead of the yogurt brand.
LOVE AND DEMONS – Short Film 4 min
Directed by Jean Francois Mele – France
Maggie is possessed by a demon. As the preacher is performing an exorcism on her, she has flashbacks of her and her husband as she approaches the gates of the afterlife. The flashbacks act as a metaphor of her impending death.
8:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
IRONY OF CATHARSIS – Feature Film
Directed by Charles Marinaro – New York
David's business nearly collapses after the passing of his wife and the cannon ball named Roxie that crashes into his life. As David is challenged by the beautiful and manipulative Roxie at every turn, his business partners use this as an opportunity to rid him of the company he built. Ultimately their romance unfolds to be a string of mysteries, personal pain and heartbreak the more infatuated they become with one another.
A MODERN MYTH – TV Pilot
Directed by Charles Marinaro – New York
Two men are in an underground bunker surrounded by death searching for answers. As they plot their escape there is more evil just beneath the surface.
10:00 pm Thomas Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
IT’S A MESS – Short Film
Directed by Frank Prinzi – New York
A homeless man with a troubled past...two young sisters with a dark secret...part modern day fairytale, part ode to the solitude of New York City nights...It's A Mess is a study of the loneliness that comes from knowing that in this “civilized” world, innocence and evil are separated by a fine mist that dissipates after sunset. SEE TRAILER HERE...
BORN AS A GIRL – Documentary
Directed by Marek Klosowiczz – Poland
Pregnant girls at the age of 13 or grandmothers at the age of 26 are of no surprise in Colombian slums. In the poorest social class, violence against women is especially striking: rape, sexual abuse or sex trafficking of minors happen on everyday basis. The long escalation of violence has caused millions of Colombian people to suffer from extreme poverty. SEE TRAILER HERE...
ISHTAR SPEAKS – Short Film
Directed by Dena Ryane – Hawaii
When a woman meets the ancient Babylonian goddess, Ishtar, in her dream, she embarks upon a journey to complete a lethal mission. SEE TRAILER HERE...
10:00 pm Elks Lodge, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
BOZKIR LOOK AT THE BIRDS – Feature Film
Directed by Mehmet Tanrisever – Turkey
Abdullah and Cripple Ziya are gun dealers in the Bozkir district of Konya. They put honesty, honor, and dignity before anything else. Even though Abdullah and Cripple Ziya have opposite personalities, their friendship and partnership go back many years.
BRUNCH – Short Film
Directed by Zack Graham – New York
In the second installment of The Sebastian Chronicles, our hero encounters a charitable stranger.
10:00 pm Cove Castle, Greenwood Lake, NY - $11
THE FIVE IN MERSEYSIDE – Feature Film
Directed by Trifon Dimitropoulous – New Jersey
In a not so distant future, the aftermath of World War III has taken its toll all across the globe. One day, 5 babies are born at the same exact time in Merseyside and they would grow up to give hope to the makeshift town. However, on their 21st birthdays, the unthinkable happens. They were all there for each other, until they weren't… SEE TRAILER HERE...
VILIFIED BANKER – Short Film
Directed by Sixx Desjardins – New York
Clive Stevens, a successful finance consultant that lives in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is often plagued by his demons. His addiction for sex and gambling has caused turmoil in his life when he becomes entangled with a neighborhood associate and career criminal, Paco. As Clive avoids confrontation with Paco and his goons because of an unpaid debt, he desperately swindles his clients to alleviate his situation. SEE TRAILER HERE...
WISH WEASEL – Short Film
Directed by Dan McNamara – New York
In this campy 90s sci-fi fantasy, a magical weasel crash lands in Queens and befriends a girl who’s down on her luck. They must work together to defeat his evil brother to save Queens (and the earth). SEE TRAILER HERE...