Local Films A MAN FULL OF TROUBLE, RECOVERY and More Set for 2014 Media Film Festival, 4/4-5
Media, PA -- Exceptional local films along with others from as far away as Singapore, Italy and the United Kingdom will be shown as part of the Media Film Festival, April 4th and 5th. Now in its 7th year, the festival of short films has moved to the historic Media Theatre on State Street in downtown Media.
"We are excited to be offering independent filmmakers the opportunity to have their work seen on the big screen at an iconic theater," said Ryan Coughlin, Co-President of the Media Arts Council, which produces the Festival.
To view the official Festival sneak preview or to purchase tickets visit www.mediafilmfestival.org.
A juried presentation of outstanding narrative, documentary and animated short films, the Media Film Festival is sponsored by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. Among local films of note: A Man Full of Trouble, directed by Michael Johnston, a charming, dark comedy involving historic re-enactors shot, in part, at Philadelphia's 18th century Woodlands Mansion; Treasure - The Story of Marcus Hook, directed by Valerio Ciriaci, a documentary about a small Delaware County town brought to the brink of disaster when the local oil refinery shuts down and the town's rebirth rooted in its pirate history; Recovery, directed by Robert Waters, the story of a retired boxer with a troubled past who considers whether to take on training a young, up-and-coming fighter; and Adelante, directed by Noam Osband, a documentary looking at a declining Irish-Catholic parish in Norristown, PA energized by the arrival of Mexican immigrant families.
The two-day Media Film Festival opens its Friday and Saturday evening 7PM programs with the world premieres of short films created by local High School students under the guidance of a professional filmmaker as part of the Media Youth Film Initiative, "MyFi", a program created by the Media Arts Council in partnership with the Media Youth Center. Included, again, in this year's event is the popular Friday Night Horror Fest starting at 10:30pm. On Saturday there will be a 3:00pm matinee.
Celebrity hosts for the festival, include the husband-wife team of Fox 29's Sue Serio and actor Bill Vargus who live in Media, as well as Charlie Maxx, also a Media resident, co-host of John & Charlie in the Morning on WJBR-FM in Wilmington where she is Program Director and Ann Crumb, a respected Broadway actress, who will star in the Media Theatre's production of the musical Sunset Boulevard.
Check out the video below:
7pm Friday, April 4th program:
Home (6m, Media) the Media Youth Film Initiative
Sorry (4m, Media) the Media Youth Film Initiative
Nuclear Candies (2m, Canada) dir. by Ge?rard Goulet
Real Change (9m, USA) dir. by Adam Becker
Promise (4m, Canada) dir. by Collin Chan, Johnny Chocolate Humanexus (13m, U S A) dir. by Ying-Fang Shen, Katy Borner Private War (13m, U S A) dir. by Richard Gasparian
Out of the Shadows (24m, U S A) dir. by Juliana Brown Deal Breaker (4m, U S A) dir. by Nic Stanich
Break (14m, U S A) dir. by Julius Sambajon
Faultless (9m, U S A) dir. by Kenneth Kraft
Provision Shop (9m, Singapore) dir. by Jeremy Pang
Monsura is Waiting (15m, U S A) dir. by Kevin Newbury
Treasure - The Story of Marcus Hook (20m, U S A) dir. by Valerio Ciriaci
10:30pm Friday, April 4th Horror Fest program:
S M W (5m, U S A) dir. by Greg Caiafa
Cover (15m, Canada) dir. by Aristides Guillen
Belly of the Wolf (20m, United Kingdom) dir. by Mark Fisher Asylum (4m, U S A) dir. by Stephen Kaiser-Pendergrast
A Stray (37m, U S A) dir. by Hayden Blades
3:00pm Saturday, April 5th Matinee program:
Dust (9m, Canada, U S A) dir. by Shane Book
Together (5m U S A) dir. Jason Taylor
Life Changing Moments (18m, U S A) dir. by Sherry Thomas Rockefeller (10m, U S A) dir. by John P Gelety
Adelante (51m, U S A) dir. by Noam Osband
7pm Saturday, April 5th program:
True Story (9m, Media) the Media Youth Film Initiative Unplugged (6m, U S A) dir. by James Zachary Frammenti (9m, Italy) dir. by Massimiliano Guelfi
On Becoming a Man (15m U S A) dir. Kevin Resnick The Keeper (15m U S A) dir. Kevin Corcoran
Eternal Journey (13m, U S A) dir. by Rupa Kanade, Neelesh Kanade Recovery (14m, U S A) dir. by Robert Waters
Sheltered Love (10m, U S A) dir. by Alex Italics
Kismet Diner (9m, United Kingdom) dir. by Mark Nunneley
A Man Full of Trouble (15m, USA) dir. Michael Johnston Reactor (34m, Canada) Ian MacKenzie