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FREE FILMS this weekend!!

From: Daniel M.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:46 PM


Come see some FREE FILMS and meet some amazing filmmakers at the Big Easy International Film Festival!!! Check out the schedule and films that will be screening: 

Big Easy International Film Festival
Friday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 24th
@ The Kerry Irish Pub – 331 Decatur St.


Friday, March 22nd

Opening Night Party (at the Kerry)
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This is an open party, so you can bring as many people with you as you’d like. Live music will start at 9:00 PM Come and meet your fellow filmmakers and some of New Orleans film community.
This is FREE to attend!

Saturday, March 23rd

1:00 PM Documentary Feature - Bury Me on the High Land 

4:00 PM Drama Program
- New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Lover
- Love Scene
- Worlds We Create
- Stalled
- Treading Water
- Bedcrumbs

7:00 PM Comedy Program
- The Good Samaritan
- The Alternates
- Rainbows End
- The Adventures of Keith Flippen
- You Think You Know Somebody
- Jokes on You
- Dantalion

9:00 PM LIVE MUSIC – Aine O’Doherty & Danny Burns

Sunday, March 23rd

4:00 PM Documentary Short – Sleeping with Siri
Documentary Feature – Connected

7:00 PM Thriller Program
- Reclamation
- Room Service
- Charles Claiborne: Sojourn in Lake Charles
- Heads Up

9:00 PM Awards Ceremony (we do it quick)
Followed by Live Music - Aine O’Doherty & Danny Burns


Saturday, March 23rd

1:00 PM - Documentary Program #1

Bury Me on the High Land (feature film)
Directed by Chris Aaron
Examines the disappearing wetlands and the people of the Mississippi River 
Delta. The documentary explores the impact human hands have had on the delta 
and follows those that struggle to save it.

4:00 PM - Drama Shorts Program

Directed by Jennifer Levy
Written by Jennifer Levy & Marcus Ashley
The story of a woman whose subconscious shows her a truth about her 
relationship that she cannot see in her waking hours. Through the use of the 
song that inspired the story, we follow a woman who finds the truth about 
her relationship in a dream. Or does she?

Love Scene
Written & Directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf
A fascinating glimpse into the life of VIVIEN LEIGH at the age of 22--still 
unknown yet on the cusp of stardom--as she embarks on her first screen test 
in 1935 with film director BASIL DEAN.

New Orleans Through the Eyes of a Lover
Directed by Jackson Hill
Written by Constance Adler
The true story of a New York writer seduced by New Orleans. She moves to New 
Orleans, falls in love with dark rhythms, Bayou Saint John and her Yoga 
instructor. Marriage follows ,then dissension and love lost.

Directed by Shannon Kohli
Written by Meghan Gardiner
Composed entirely from quotes found in public washrooms. The story centers 
on a Janitor cleaning a women’s washroom. As she enters each stall, she 
becomes the woman who wrote the words. Each is dealing with a particular 
struggle and their honesty is heartbreaking.

Treading Water
Written & Directed by Katie White
When Marion's father passes away she inherits the position of caretaker of 
her estranged mentally unstable sister, Franny. Unable to confront her 
sister's issues Marion detaches allowing her husband and a therapist to find 
a common ground. As the strain of Franny grows overwhelming, Marion 
realizes she can turn and run or she can dive in.

Worlds We Create
Written and Directed by Nicholas Santos
The story of a boy who walks the line between imagination and reality, and 
the day he realizes he may not be able to do so forever.

7:00 PM - Comedy Shorts Program

The Adventures of Keith Flippen
Directed by Shannon Kitchens
Written by Rob Cerio & Mario Campesi
One man's journey through an insane and absurd sci-fi universe based on 
classic adventure serials, but with a blend of modern humor. Keith Flippen 
won the 2012 NOLA 48 Hour Film Project and its creators are KickStarting it 
into a full web series.

The Alternates
Written & Directed by Hunter McGregor
Detectives (John “Spud” McConnell and Maureen Brennan) investigate the 
mysterious death of former Olympic gold medalist, Roman Marriott (Jeff 
Ramirez), at a reunion with the athletes he used to train with that didn’t 
make the Olympic team. Also starring Megan Few, Jordan Salloum, Louis Dupuy, 
Kate Kuen and Lydia Laine.

Written & Directed by David LeBlanc
Will, an abused monster actor in the film industry dreams to be back in 
theater. When the opportunity arises for Will to audition for Hamlet and to 
leave the world of film, the demon that he's currently portraying, 
Dantalion, begins to terrorize him mentally and physically.

The Good Samaritan
Written & Directed by Marian Yeager
A quirky and humorous short film about a clever girl, and her curious run in 
with a hapless con man. This is the story of Alice and hapless con man Nick. 
After spotting Alice dumpster diving, Nick offers her a part in his newest 
con game: The Good Samaritan. The result? A surprising turn of events that 
Nick won’t soon forget. Never judge a diver by the dumpster.

Jokes on You
Directed by Michael Spencer & Catherine Laine
Written by Joe McKenna
Two apparently normal flatmates, bored on a Sunday evening, decide to act on 
their mischievous behavior to entertain themselves...this time resulting in 

Rainbows End
Directed by Matthew Byrne
Written by DC Simon
In this bloody comedic fantasy, Andy and Ilsa honeymooning in Ireland find 
themselves at a Bed & Breakfast secretly holding captive a tiny man—a 
leprechaun, they believe. Plotting to steal his treasure at the end of the 
rainbow, they become locked in a psychotic test of wills.

You Think You Know Somebody
Directed by Giovanni Anthony Silva
Written by Greg Sandquist
A young guy thinks it's time to come out to his lifelong friend and he gets 
a reaction he wasn't expecting. When he comes out he is the one that is now 
confused and wondering what his friend might be hiding. Some times are best 
friends know up better then we think.

Sunday, March 24th

4:00 PM - Documentary Program #2

Sleeping with Siri (short film)
Directed by Marty Riemer
Written by Michael A. Stusser
Journalist Michael Stusser's hilarious and poignant exploration of both 
sides of the digital divide. Jumping first into every technological 
opportunity, he texts (in the car),Tweets, Skypes and FourSquares 24/7. For 
Week 2 it’s a Digital Detox, where he avails himself of the now lost icons 
like phone booths, paper maps, snail mail and off-line down-time.

Directed by Tiffany Shlain
Written by Tiffany Shlain, Ken Goldberg, Carlton Evans, and Sawyer Steele
In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain 
takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it 
means to be connected in the 21st century. After centuries of declaring 
independence, perhaps it’s time to declare our interdependence instead.

7:00 PM - Thriller Shorts Program

Charles Claiborne: Sojourn in Lake Charles
Written & Directed by Jace Douglas Johnson
Charles Claiborne is 262 years old. He is ageless, impervious to disease, 
and capable of regeneration. He longs to be with his deceased wife. His 
potential to unlock immortality makes him a prized possession in the world 
of covert intelligence. He is hiding in the swamps near Lake Charles, LA.

Heads Up
Directed by Alex Merkin
Written by Ben Carlin
An edgy, comedic story of two longtime friends, partners in crime, and 
'surrogate' brothers who love each other to death. When questions of trust 
and loyalty arise at the weekly poker game the situation erupts in an 
extreme way - cause NOBODY fights like siblings do!

Directed by Dave Lehleitner
Written by Dave Lehleitner & Carlos Cisco
A post apocalyptic short that follows the story of Lawrence Shiftlet as he 
searches what's left of the world for his long lost niece. When he finally 
finds her, he must battle old demons and choose between family and material 
wealth. A little bit scifi, a little bit western, the film is sharp, epic 
and fun, with equal parts comedy, drama and action.

Room Service
Directed by Klaus Fried
Written by Steven Brookes
Dennis Meeks is a travelling salesman, and probably the only person who 
believes in the Mobitool, a naff cross between a cell-phone and an army 
knife. And certainly the only one who still believes in his marriage. But a 
night in a soulless hotel forces him to face the truth about his life and 
discover the real purpose of the Mobitool.

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