Finally, the wait is over! Below is a final list of the producers and their films that will be featured in the second season of TvFILM. You can check out and get a feel for what journeys TvFILM will take you on this season and what surprises are in store.
Sandy Creek Lodge
Jon Russell Cring
After breaking up with her boyfriend, Jarnis takes a drive toward a new life and finds her place in a roadside motel full of character each odder than the next, forcing her into a nightmare wonderland, Alice never imagined.
Through extreme discipline, overindulgence, power relationships, projection, and tragedy the artists generate a spectacle of excess. Skinner and Washko will play coach and athlete respectively, acting out the dynamics between a washed-up yet empowered trainer and a young and impressionable go-getter aching to live the dream. The performance strategically employs humor to deliver their message.
Man Out of Time: The Captain America Story
Nicholas Benson, Matthew Moloney
A Man Out of Time: The Captain America Story follows the history of the super hero from his inception during WWII until his sudden death in the dawn of the new millennium. The film pulls audiences into the comic book world and explores the possibility that Captain America and his story directly reflect real-world American struggles.
Kevin Craig West, Susie Griswold
Self titled producer, Cornelius Jackson decides to test market Gussi Sriswold's screenplay, 'A Killer Game'. His testing leads to intentionally deadly consequences.
Rug City Brigade
Rug City Brigade is a short interview and music video of young skateboarders in
Amsterdam, NY (the carpet city). Interview includes questions of individuality and experiences dealing with local police.
Jason Ward, John Wager, Guy Mastrion
Two Italian and two American veterans relate intimate stories of capture and escape at the hands of Nazi's and Fascist's during WW II in Italy. Through deep personal reflection we learn of hard lessons and experiences that are chillingly relevant today.
The Theory of Contamination: It says people tend to believe that the objects someone uses carry traces of that person's personality. So which would you be more likely to wear to a party: Elvis' Presley’s pants, or a jacket worn by the Boston Strangler?
A tale of theft, identity, adventure and transformation, Eleven Ideas depicts three
narrators' experiences with other people's things. Eleven Ideas is a work-in-progress: the enclosed film shows 2 of 11 chapters, the remainder of which are currently in production.
Deep in a military bunker, the war raging just outside and a team of U.S. soldiers interrogates three Arab detainees. One prisoner is surely a dangerous terrorist, the others innocent civilians - but will the Americans find the right one? The outcome rests on the skills of one appallingly inept interpreter. In this powerful satire of war in the post 911 1 world, where language and cultural differences seem hopeless barriers to understanding and peace, one simple slip of the tongue leads to increasingly absurd misunderstandings.
Against the Wind
In the twilight of his life, Ned reflects on his pat, his remaining years, and discovers how his role in life has changed. Against the Wind is a sentimental film that shows the old truly are young at heart and that universal emotions live within us all.
Greatest Man Alive
Thinking back on life without a father figure, one man beats himself up over not taking his own advice from years gone by.
The Chicken Coup
The Chicken Coup is the life cycle of a robotic chicken in a factory farm, told in a Dada collage-meets-stop-animation style. Plenty of machine on machine and main on machine violence ensues as the chicken protagonist attempts to grow and survive within an agricultural system designed by sadists. Within the prison of the battery cage, is there any hope of escape?
Extreme Yoga Smackdown
In the world of competitive yoga, four yogis have risen to the highest level of the practice, but one by one they must fall. In Extreme Yoga Smackdown there can be only one poser left posing. Keep your third eye open for all the yoga action.
Outcomes – Ron Nyswaner
Joy E. Reed
It’s a series of 5 documentary shorts drawn from interviews with an array of LGBTQ people residing in New York’s Hudson Valley who have come out of the closet. The project puts a human face on a highly politicized subject; The subjects include Alix Dobkin, a lesbian musical pioneer and feminist icon from the 1970’s; Leigh Noble, a Trans mathematician; Ted Hayes, a former Baptist minister; Anise Cruzado, a Latina beautician; and Ron Nyswaner, screenwriter of the groundbreaking film Philadelphia and gay rights activist. The project was co-produced with the Kingston LGBTQ Community Center with support from the Dutchess County Arts Council.
Tape #77 is a car ride filmed by Jon, a budding documentary maker. He is taping his life, though ironically, the audience never gets to meet him or know him. He hides behind his camera and turns it on to witness the brief moments between a couple, Rob and Mardi, as they drive to a local clinic with a decision weighing in the air. Once they reach their destination, Mardi wants to turn back. Her boyfriend is not so sure.
Make sure to tune in and check out all of the short films and don’t forget that the first episode of TvFILM premieres Sunday, June 27th at 10:30 pm on WMHT!