‘Frownland,’ winner of a Special Jury Award at SXSW is a film tracing the miserable existance of Keith Sontang, a “troll from under the bridge.”
It’s the future, Gas prices are at $30 a gallon. Necessity being the mother of invention, a man invents a car that runs on human blood.
Filmed over two years with no budget, ‘Saviours’ is the first film from Ross Whitaker and Liam Nolan. It follows the intimately the story of three boxers from St. Saviours Olympic Boxing Academy in Dublin, Ireland.
Produced by two Boston locals, Eric Poydar and Brett Portanova. The two met as PA’s on David Mamet’s “State and Main,” and have worked together ever since.
“Second Skin,” from Pure West films is a documentary about Massively Multiplayer Online Games, and the lives that they’ve transformed. Games like Second Life, and World of Warcraft have become a subculture, and “Second Skin,” follows a group of people and the effects such games have had on their lives.
Before the last 5 years, living in Boston, one felt very much removed from the world of film. The festivals here were lower key, the projects that came to the city were few and far between. Something changed. Maybe the world got smaller. Boston no longer feels so removed from that world.