By Andrew Buckner
The Andrew Buckner/ AWordofDreams Summer 2020 Short Film Festival continues with films 3 and 4 (of 14) in the festival: “The Red Carpet” (2018), which was directed by Richard Griffin, and “I Feel” (2017). The latter work was directed by Steve Blackwood. The connection between these witty and hilarious gems are their shared genre: Comedy. In a related note, this will be the first of two of these related categorical pairings in this festival.
As promised, the festival continues with:
Film 3: “The Red Carpet”
Directed and Edited by Richard Griffin
Written and Produced by Lenny Schwartz
Starring: Anthony Gaudette, Sarah Reed, Geoff White, Lee Rush, Dan Martin, Laura Minadeo, Graham Stokes, Bill Pett, Jim Kelly, Erin Archer.
Director of Photography: Dan Mauro
Production Designer: Margaret Wolf
Art Director: Angela Shulman
Assistant Director: Nat Sylva.
When a young boxer suffers from a near-fatal hit in the ring, his slow struggle back to glory will fill you with hope and a promise of a new tomorrow. “The Red Carpet” is a movie for anyone who wants to know the true meaning of the nature of the human spirit, and what it means to be a hero.
Runtime: 4 min. 15 sec.
Film 4: “I Feel”
A mockumentary about a couples therapy session gone wrong.
Director: Steve Blackwood.
Writers: Karen Blackwood, Steve Blackwood.
Starring: Elle Matarazzo, Jeremy Labrie, Marty Smith, Marybeth Paul.
Music: Mathew Solomon.
Editor: Chris Esper.
Cinematography: Chris Esper.
Produced by: Steve Blackwood, Chris Esper.
Sonic Cinema review of “I Feel”:
Runtime: 9 min. 53 sec.
*All films included in this festival are shown with the kind permission of the filmmakers.