Short Film: “The Worst”

Short Film: “The Worst”

We’ve featured the work of Larry Cohen before, his film, Ice Hockey screened at IFFBoston in 2011, his follow-up, Brothers, screened at various festivals around the country. His latest film, The Worst, shows the directors progression in his craft, a more complex story with fascinating characters, and not to mention, a chase that recalls “The French Connection.”

The Worst stars Dean Winters and Britt Lower, and tells the story of a girl who leaves everything she owns on the F train, and an off-duty MTA worker who decides to lend a hand.

 

Short Film: Brothers

Short Film: Brothers

Ice Hockey director Larry Cohen has finally released his last Kickstarter funded film, Brothers, online, to promote fundraising for his latest film, The Worst – which stars Dean Winters (Oz, 30 Rock, and best known as “Mayhem” in the All State Commercials). Brothers was an official election of the San Francisco International Film Festival, and tells the story of two brothers on a road trip to their grandmother’s funeral, with one of them not being aware of it.

It’s a great, well written, and expertly shot short, what we’ve come to expect from Cohen.

Check out the film below, and learn more about The Worst through its Kickstarter page.

Brothers from Larry Cohen on Vimeo.

Short Film: ICE HOCKEY

A few months back we had a great interview with the filmmakers behind the short ‘Ice Hockey,’ a great film from Larry Cohen that had its debut at IFFBoston. To celebrate the completion of his next film, Cohen has released Ice Hockey to the internet!

His follow up is called Brothers. A film that looks at the modern difficulty of communicating with your family. The film was finished principal photography in August, and they have now launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for finishing the film! Each contributor get a digital download and a thank you in the end of the credits, with the rewards growing at each contribution level. Check out the campaign here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/larrycohen/brothers

I can’t wait to see what they come up with next, but for now enjoy ICE HOCKEY!

ICE HOCKEY from Larry Cohen on Vimeo.

IFFBoston ’11 VIDEO: Interview with ICE HOCKEY Filmmakers

I had the chance to ask the filmmakers behind ICE HOCKEY a few questions following their Thursday night screening at IFFBoston. Director Larry Cohen and Producer Tim Whitney offer a little insight on how they cast Ken Daneyko, and speak a little bit about what their next project is.

ICE HOCKEY follows a day in the life of Danny, a high school hockey defenseman. School, girls, and his next-door neighbor: hockey legend Ken Daneyko. A film with a cast of non-actors, shot on location in New Jersey — and starring a high school Hockey Team, and NJ Devil Alumni Randy Velischek and Devil Ken Daneyko. The film screens a second time at the Somerville Theater on Monday. Buy Tickets Here

 

IFFBoston ’11 Spotlight: ICE HOCKEY

IFFBoston ’11 Spotlight: ICE HOCKEY

With all the feature length goodness, it is easy to miss some of the great shorts that are featured at IFFBoston. One we want to highlight in particular is from director Larry Cohen, ‘Ice Hockey.’

The film follows a day in the life of Danny, a high school hockey defenseman. School, girls, and his next-door neighbor: hockey legend Ken Daneyko. A film with a cast of non-actors, shot on location in New Jersey – and starring a high school Hockey Team, and NJ Devil Alumni Randy Velischek and Devil Ken Daneyko, is a work that should not be missed.

Check out the film at Shorts Package 2, this Thursday, April 28th, at 9pm or next Monday, May 2nd, at 6:45pm at the Somerville Theater.

Buy Tickets Here

 
ICE HOCKEY Teaser Trailer