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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
- Treading Water
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
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
- 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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.