ARTLightenment Art and Film Festival

Art,artists and the art of existence

2015 FILMS AND FILMMAKERS

   FILM SCHEDULE 2015

Thursday 6:00PM

6:00  Bob Pondillo - Professor Emeritus in Mass Communication and Culture at MTSU - Opening Talk

TRAILER: 

"GOOD FRIDAY" NEW YORK Length: 3:20

Sal Rinella

 

Meet Father Aniello Bello, an Italian Priest in training who is put through the ringer by his church seniors as he works in the church's internship towards "full-fatherhood".  He is given all sorts of jobs unbecoming of a father.  Ever the loving man he is, all he wants to do is bring love and joy to his neighborhood parish.  

 

CREDITS: 

Frederico Castellucio (Sopranos)

Tony Ray Rossi (Sopranos/Donnie Brasco)

Willei DeMeo (Sopranos/A Bronx Tale)

Peter Gaudio (A Bronx Tale)

Daniel Margotta (Carlito's Way)

Bobby Cuasulli (New Jersey Housewives)

Sal Rinella (Austin's Angels) 

 

 

“MY NAME IS WALLACE” NASHVILLE Length: 18:14 

Bob Pondillo

Wallace Waverly is a socially sheltered, high functioning mentally challenged man who has lived with his mother all his life.  Upon her passing he searches for love in the newspaper.  A LOVE STORY….SORT OF.


CREDITS:

Writer:  Bob Pondillo

Director:  Bob Pondillo

Music Composed by: Rolin Mains

Producer: Bob Pondillo

Cinematography:  Scott Pessoni

   Matt Pessoni 

    

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My Name is Wallace (Trailer) 

 

   

"THE DEVIL’S TOLL" TEXAS Length: 11:29

Andrew Sauer 

 

A former gunslinger must race to save his son from being sacrificed, while being haunted by the ghost of his partner in crime along the way. 

 

CREDITS:

Written, Directed and Produced by Andrew Sauer 

 

 

“MONARCHY-LIVING WITHOUT YOU"         CALIFORNIA                  Length: 3:38 

Gary Ravenscroft


Music video.


CREDIT:

Directed by:  Jimmy Ahlander & Robin Antiga 

 

 

"SPACE WHALES"    LOCAL Length: 12:27

Chris Ranker 

 

Space Whales Examines the masterful exploitation of the weaknesses within a musician's instrument, revealing the technical creative process behind a piece performed live by Nashville musician, tom Eisenbraun.  His performance, recorded straight to 1/4" tape, follow the epic journey of a lonely whale on its way to Pluto, with cinematic visuals melding the imagery of the piece with Tom's performance itself. 

 

Credits: 

Music by Tom Eisenbraun

Produced by Alex Robinson 

Directed by:  Chris Ranker 

Cinematography by Warren Smythe

Sound Engineer & Track Mastered by Eric Loomis

From Colonel Saunders Kitchen 


  

"IDENTITY" SWITZERLAND Length: 1:12

Basil Schneeberger  


A man is interviewed in a specialized cell by legal authority. Flashbacks reveal what has really happened to him.


CREDITS:

Produced by: Bromotion Studios 

Directed by: Basil Schneeberger 

Music Production and Arrangement: The SoundBrothers 

 

 

"RIVER" NEW YORK  Length: 10:00

Stephanie Maxwell

 

A non narrative film.

                                                                                                             

CREDITS: 

A film by Stephanie Maxwell 

 

 

"SAVE ME"     NASHVILLE Length: 4:03

James Denham 

 

"Save Me" is a music video about today's oppressive times many individuals are waking up to as the American media continues to shatter in credibility. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREDITS:

Producer, Director, Editor: James Denham 

Prisoner actor/Vocal Performance: Javi Sarcar (lead vocals for Furious Primates) 

 

 

“WHITE”                                 CALIFRONIA                    Length: 4:32 

Gary Ravenscroft 


CREDIT:

Directed by Gary Ravenscroft 

  


"THE THEATER"    NEW YORK   Length: 9:35

Salome Tkebuchava

 

"The Theater" is a short philosophical  movie that shows different people's interests on monumental figures like Shakespeare in our modern era.  Modern technologies and tempo have changed our philosophy, or values, and our understanding; the film will let the spectator decide who we are and where we are heading. 

 

 

CREDITS:

A film by Salome Tkebuchava 

 

 

“I YOU WE” IRAN Length: 1: 13

Ali Erfan Farhadi


Young children, while playing a game find themselves discovering what causes smog.


CREDITS:

Written and Directed by:  Ali Erfan Farhadi, 

 

  

“DREAM”                      CALIFORNIA                   Length: 3:12 

Claudia Ravenscroft  

 

A non-narrative film. 

 

CREDITS:  

directed by Claudia Ravenscroft

 

 

“COPPER WIRE” IRAN Length: 10:05 

Hasan Najmabad 

 

A child who collects copper wire and sells them for renting a movie. 

 

  

"THE WIND WE MADE" NASHVILLE Length: 2:30

Wesley Speight 


Music Video


CREDITS:

Written, directed and narrated by Wes Speight

Starring JULIAN HERRERA, OLIVER COLTHURST, MARY HELEN ANGERMAN, JORDAN HVW, PETER CAMERON 

  

 

"NERD COMRADERY THE FIGHTERS OF BELEGARTH" MTSU Length: 4:36

Chad Cordell 

 

"Foam Fighters of Belegarth" is a quick look into the Mid-evil combat association known as Belegarth.  This short film piece set out to show the diversity of its participants and to encourage the audience to rethink preconceived ideas of fantasy culture.  

 

 CREDITS:

 A film by Chad Cordell 

 

 

"BREAK THE JUMP" MTSU Length: 8:00

Josh Leedham

 

"Break the Jump" is a film about Panos Toge Almanlis, a parkour instructor from Athens, Greece. Paos describes how the sport of parkour is not just about fancy flips and tricks, but is mostly about patience, practice, and being able to push our minds and bodies to their limits.  He teaches his students to not stop at these limits, and to continue to push past these limits to help them not just in parkour, but in their everyday lives.  Parkour is not just a sport to Panos and his students, it is a lifestyle. 

 

 

CREDITS:

 

Director: Josh Leedham

Cinematographer: Sara Daily

Sound Designer:  Joseph Dempsey

Sound editor and Mixter:  Reid Miller 

 

 

"MARTHA FRINTZILA" 

Patrick Murphy

 

In the heart of Athens, Martha Frintzila and her family of the theatre spend their days working, learning and living their craft.  The founder of hte multipurpose arts studio, Baumstresse, Martha is an accomplished singer, actress, theatre director, teaching and performing at colleges and centers all over the world.  Join her as she discusses her life and form, while searching to find the true meaning of art. 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 6PM 

TRAILER: 

 

"CHRISTMAS DOUBLE FEATURE W/ THE SOUTH BEACH SLASHER"    Length: 2:15

Logan Winton


Come join us next week at your favorite theatre. We have an excellent double feature that includes a 60s stop motion kids film and a 80s slasher movie.

 

CREDITS:

Directed and Written by: Logan Winton 

Actor: Kyle Turner - South Beach Slasher

Narrator:  Dan Gold 

 

 

“THIS WAS MY SON”                  NORTH CAROLINA Length: 7:30 

Rob Underhill 


THIS WAS MY SON is the true story of the American Civil Rights icon, Mamie Till (mother of Emmett Till), and the tragedy that inspired her to spend her life battling social injustice and racial prejudice.

 

CREDITS:

World Premiered in-competition at the *Academy Award-qualifying* 23rd Whitaker St. Louis Int'l Film Festival (SLIFF), November, 2014.


West Coast Premiere in-competition at the *Academy Award-qualifying* 41st Seattle International Film Festival, May, 2015.  

 

 

“SELF PORTRAIT”  ALABAMA Length: 6:55

Jessica Chriesman 


A memoir reflecting on the past and its effect on who we become.


CREDITS:  

Conceptualized, directed, and filmed by  JESSICA CHRIESMAN  

 

 

“ARE YOU LISTENING?” NASHVILLE Length: 10:00

Emily Steele

 

A young man struggles with his relationship with God.


CREDITS:

Emily Steele (WRITER/PRODUCER) 

Kenneth Garner (DIRECTOR) 

Dean Kostlich - GOD (LEAD ACTOR) 

Jonathan Everett - BRIAN (LEAD ACTOR) 

Courtney Bloodworth - SARAH (SUPPORTING ACTOR) 

Mykie Fisher - ANDY (SUPPORTING ACTOR) 

Billy Gomes (CINEMATOGRAPHER/DP) 

William Archer Valenti (CINEMATOGRAPHER/DP) 

Ender Bowen (EDITOR, SOUND EDITOR, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) 

James Shiveley (ORIGINAL MUSIC/COMPOSER)  

 

  

"CAN'T GO TO HEAVEN LYRIC VIDEO" NASHVILLE Length: 2:49

Logan Winton


Country Music Video


CREDITS:

Addison Johnson - Music

Director - Logan Winton 

 

 

“FOCUS” ARIZONA Length: 14:00

Matt Chesin 


Through a series of unfortunate events, a young girl stumbles upon a camera lens that possesses a very mysterious power. Through this lens, the photographer is able to see into the past of its previous owners. A new acquaintance becomes an old friend in a friendship that spans two lifetimes.

 

CREDITS:

Directed by: Matt Chesin 

Written by:  Christopher Bradley

Story developed by:  Jeff Lynn, Matt Chesin, Brian Kiefling

Produced by Brian Kiefling 
 
 

“THE CART”  POLAND Length: 5:56 

Patrik Eriksson  


A story about a girl transporting a fish through the dark. Her water filled cart is leaking, and mysterious beings are attracted to the struggle.

 

 

CREDITS:

Director: Patrik Eriksson

Writer: patrik Eriksson

Production Manager: Wiktoria Dunaredk

   Dominika Handzlik 
 
 

“THE SOUND OF THE ROAD” IRAN Length: 2:25 

Barzan Rostami 


The story is about fake loves. A boy and a girl meet each other in the street. After a while they get married. After a period of time living together and having some conflict they have a baby. In spite of the conflict they get divorced. As a result the child is wondering which one to choose, dad or mom , the child neither chooses dad nor mom, the child chooses the way which leads to vague fate… .


CREDITS:

Directed by, Written by and Animated by:   Barzan Rostami

Sound and Editing:  Yasin Bayazidi 
 
 

"HEAVY METAL GREG Goes to the Grammys" Length: 6:53

Gregory Graham 

 

This special pilot episode of the Heavy Metal Greg show has rock host Gregory Graham interviewing rock musicians such as Lemmy from Motorhead and members of bands Cage the Elephant and the Black Keys. Gregory gives viewers an up close look at what it is like to be at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and the excitement that it brings to both fans and musicians.

 

 CREDITS:

Director: Heavy Metal Greg  
 
 

"MY HEART AIN'T FREE" NASHVILLE Length: 3:23

Robyn Morshead


Music Video


CREDITS: 

 

 

"BITCHES BREW" NASHVILLE Length: 6:35

Jennifer Bonior  

 

A silent tale of two witches battling across time.

A whirlwind of memory and progress, this never-ending story is told within two side by side frames. Separated by time, the witches struggle to alter the life of each other. With their identities as fluid as their spells, no good or evil can be seen. Their reason for fighting is unknown to us, but their determination is familiar to all. These complicated women experiment with power and influence, sometimes in control and sometimes just trying to stay above ground.

 

CREDITS:

Writer & Producer: Jennifer Bonior

Writer & Director: Dycee Wildman

DP: Brinn Daniels

Actor:  Keri pagetta

Actor:  Lindsay Goranson

 

 

"NO CLEANER THREADS" NASHVILLE  Length: 7:55

Tiffany Murray 

 

Dark secrets hide in the quietest of people. One night, Beverly is confronted by an old friend and is forced to come to terms with who she has become.

 

 

CREDITS:                               

Directed by:  Tiffany Murray        

Written by:    Tiffany Murray 

    Scott Wright

Cast:  Dean Kostlich

  Patrick Murphy

  Natalie Ruffino 

 

 

“VISION INJECTED” SWITZERLAND   Length: 2:21

Basil Schneeberger 


Vision Injected is a short film following the footsteps of a women ''injected'' with daydream visions.

 

CREDITS:

Produced by: Bromotion Studios 

Directed by: Basil Schneeberger 

 


"FIXED"  AUSTRALIA Length: 6:57

Burleigh Smith 

 

Jemimah wants Tilly to have puppies.  At any cost. 

 

  

CREDITS:

Directed by: Codey Wilson

   Burleigh Smith

Produced by: Rob Viney & Burleigh Smith

Written by:  Casey Binsali

Tarier Majak

Jack O’Keeffe

Nathan Smith

Cody Wilson

Burleigh Smith 

 Actors:   Amara Harnisch

Paul Treasure

Alitia Harnisch

Jamie Smith

Samantha Mitchell

marian Byrne 

 

 

“HOOCH”  NASHVILLE Length: 8:58

Phillip Dixon 


Sibling moonshiners steal a boat to make their next run only to find Nashville’s nextmayor passed out below deck!


CREDITS:

Directed & Written by: Phillip Lee Dixon

Produced by: Kaleigh Todd 

Cast: 

Alex Van Zeelandt 

Janard Cross 

Steve Parnell 

Jesse Smith 

 

 

"THE PORTAL" NASHVILLE Length: 7:44

Jason Allen

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Two backpackers meet a man from Pluto who is eager to find pineapple upside-down cake and Judd Nelson


CREDITS:

Writer/Director:  Jason Allen

Produced by Ponda Frost, Scott Pessoni and Jason K. Allen. 

Cinematography by Scott Pessoni. 

Edited by Jason K. Allen and Scott Pessoni. 

Music by Kevin MacLeod. 

Production Assistant: Steve Hall.

  

"PRAY TO LOVE, LOVE TO PRAY" NASHVILLE Length: 10:52

Anne Goetze


A short film about an artist's body of work, which culminated after 20 years of documenting a group of closed cloister nuns in France, inspired by the impact and power of a small community of women...one of whom was her aunt.


CREDITS:

Filmed by: Nathan Goetze & Anne Goetze

 

 

 


 

“WHITE”                                      CALIFRONIA                       Length: 4:32 

Gary Ravenscroft 


CREDIT:

Directed by Gary Ravenscroft

“WHITE”                                      CALIFRONIA                       Length: 4:32 

Gary Ravenscroft 


CREDIT:

Directed by Gary Ravenscroft

15.  THE THEATER     NEW YORK     Length:  9:35

Salome Tkebuchava



CREDITS:

15.  THE THEATER     NEW YORK     Length:  9:35

Salome Tkebuchava



CREDITS:

“HOOCH”   LOCAL Length 7: 34

Phillip Dixon 


Sibling moonshiners steal a boat to make their next run only to find Nashville’s nextmayor passed out below deck!


CREDITS:

Directed & Written by: Phillip Lee Dixon

Produced by: Kaleigh Todd 

Cast: 

Alex Van Zeelandt 

Janard Cross 

Steve Parnell 

Jesse Smith 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"THE PORTAL" LOCAL Length:  7:44

Jason Allen 


Two backpackers meet a man from Pluto who is eager to find pineapple upside-down cake and Judd Nelson


CREDITS:

Writer/Director:  Jason Allen

Produced by Ponda Frost, Scott Pessoni and Jason K. Allen. 

Cinematography by Scott Pessoni. 

Edited by Jason K. Allen and Scott Pessoni. 

Music by Kevin MacLeod. 

Production Assistant: Steve Hall.

 

“HOOCH”   LOCAL Length 7: 34

Phillip Dixon 


Sibling moonshiners steal a boat to make their next run only to find Nashville’s nextmayor passed out below deck!


CREDITS:

Directed & Written by: Phillip Lee Dixon

Produced by: Kaleigh Todd 

Cast: 

Alex Van Zeelandt 

Janard Cross 

Steve Parnell 

Jesse Smith 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"THE PORTAL" LOCAL Length:  7:44

Jason Allen 


Two backpackers meet a man from Pluto who is eager to find pineapple upside-down cake and Judd Nelson


CREDITS:

Writer/Director:  Jason Allen

Produced by Ponda Frost, Scott Pessoni and Jason K. Allen. 

Cinematography by Scott Pessoni. 

Edited by Jason K. Allen and Scott Pessoni. 

Music by Kevin MacLeod. 

Production Assistant: Steve Hall.

 

"LOVE TO PRAY, PRAY TO LOVE" NASHVILLE LENGTH:  10:52

Anne Goetze


A short film about an artist's body of work, which culminated after 20 years of documenting a group of closed cloister nuns in France, inspired by the impact and power of a small community of women...one of whom was her aunt.


CREDITS:

Directed by: Nathan Goetze

"LOVE TO PRAY, PRAY TO LOVE" NASHVILLE LENGTH:  10:52

Anne Goetze


A short film about an artist's body of work, which culminated after 20 years of documenting a group of closed cloister nuns in France, inspired by the impact and power of a small community of women...one of whom was her aunt.


CREDITS:

Directed by: Nathan Goetze

“FOCUS” ARIZONA Length: 14 minutes

Matt Chesin 


Through a series of unfortunate events, a young girl stumbles upon a camera lens that possesses a very mysterious power. Through this lens, the photographer is able to see into the past of its previous owners. A new acquaintance becomes an old friend in a friendship that spans two lifetimes.



CREDITS:

Directed by: Matt Chesin 

Written by:  Christopher Bradley

Story developed by:  Jeff Lynn, Matt Chesin, Brian Kiefling

Produced by Brian Kiefling

2014 FILMS AND FILMMAKERS

FILM SCHEDULE 2014

Thursday 6:00PM

6:00    Christy Lee Rogers                                                                                                         "My Career in Underwater Photography and Film"                                                   ”Behind the Scenes Elan”                         3min 26 s

Joshua Schultz The Outsiders London is excited to present Élan, the debut solo exhibition by photographer & visual artist Christy Lee Rogers, featuring a new body of unmanipulated aquatic works, inspired by the splendor of the 1920's circus.

6:30    Carla Christina Contreras  - Opening Talk                                                                        “Secrets to a long and successful acting career”

”Bittums Bites It”                                                     9mins 

Written & Directed by Jonathan Shockley - A random visit from a wandering Mormon ends surprisingly.   Watkins Film School (Watkins first year of a film school) BEST FILM  1996 Sinking Creek Film Festival (Now Nashville Film Festival) OPENER

”Static”                                                                         7min 06s

Written by Benjamin Skipworth, Directed by Sam Siske  - With nuclear destruction imminent,   a couple reflects on their life together.  WINNER Eleven awards at the 54 Film Fest

”Summer Snow” short clip                                  1min 30s

Written & Directed by Jeremy & Kendra White (Siblings)
- Hallie Benson is a small girl with a big heart. Unfortunately, her creative ways of helping often create a mess. Released on DVD October 6, 2014            

7:00     Bob Pondillo  -  WORLD PREMIER                                                                                        “ Happy New Year Mr Kates”                             30min

Happy New Year, Mr. Kates! is the story of how an old man’s inconsequential life is transformed on the last night of the year by a mysterious visitor. “Preview audiences have called it ‘Capra-esque’ and everyone I’ve spoken  with agree it’s Pondillo’s most heartfelt and cinematic film,”

VERY SHORT INTERMISSION 

 Short Films

7:30    ”The Burial of Achmed Pleasantbottom”     17mins                                                           Travis Slagle

A comedy about a pet undertaker that prepares a special funeral for an iguana named Achmed in hopes of winning the heart of the woman he loves.

7:48     ”Embalmer’s Gray                                                   8min 16s                                   Jennifer Bonoir 

7:58     “Poetic Life”,Visual Poetry                                  2min 44s                                               Phillip Lee Dixon

"I am the One" Is a poem Poetic Life is a visual representation of poetry. "I am the One" is a poem by Phillip Lee Dixon dealing with the pressure of being a family leader.
Writer- Phillip Lee Dixon
Production- Phillip Lee Dixon, Chenay Barnes, Kelsey Price. Actor- Georgus Rhodes

8:01    “Found Treasure”                                                   5min 10s                                          Elaine Allen    

8:07    “Only in Name”                                                        8mins                                          Phillip Lee Dixon

When Detective Andrew Loper tries to protect a recent widower he finds himself personally compromised. A short film done for the Nashville 2014 48 Hour Film Festival.

8:15       ”Two (2) Eggs”                                                      14 min 33s                                    Karen Carlson   

8:30     ”Tandem”                                                                 18mins 18s                                 Kappel Cloningler Director  - Tiny Bottle Production

Based in the 1940s, Duke plans to take Molly on a date that entails a fancy dinner and a big surprise. But due to some unforeseen hiccups in the plan, Duke is forced to improvise to maintain Molly's patience and love. Emily Greco as Molly Daniel Mark Collins as Duke

8:49    ”The Audition Tape”                                           11min 28s                                                Directed by Sal Rinella

Come behind the scenes at an audition, as actors don't know what they are auditioning for. They are actually auditioning for a new film where Shakespeare is rewritten by Jackie Collins and is spiced up with Liberace's cookbook.

9:00       “Coffee”                                                  4min 28s  
              Kevin McNulty

The "true" story of the lives affected by America's addiction to coffee. - Animation 

FRIDAY 6:30PM

 6:30  “A Designer’s Canvas”                       8mins 44s                                                     William Messerschmidt  MTSU

About artist/designer Pierre-Henry Bor, girlfriend/publicist Sarah Loss
FILM TEAM: Mayra Cervantes (dir.), Tiffany Murray (DP), artist Pierre-Henry Bor, Will Messerschmidt(Prod.), Lucas Fleming (Sound).

”Le Debut”                                                              10mins 3 s                                  Amber Bradford, Justin Carroll MTSU

About Artist/designer Alice Elia
Film Team:Richard Addams (Dir.), Justin Carroll (DP), Amber Bradford (Prod.),Bing Li (Sound)

”Fighter”                                                                  10mins 12s                             Samantha Hern and Kelly Rozell MTSU

FIGHTER is about an Afro-French singer named Jara Ezo. Her first big solo, "Dangerous Fighter," packs a powerful beat, a touch of scat and a huge dose of girl power. Her fierce persona and funky lyrics, however, tell the story of a much deeper theme...freedom. With immigrant parents from Togo, Africa, Ezo grew up in the south of France in a tiny place called Aurillac. As a child she was beaten and bullied for being the only black girl in town, an experience that haunted her until her father taught her to fight back. He passed away when she was 17, and Jara was left to continue fighting for her dreams without him. She leaned on the women in her life who taught her dance, music, and courage. In FIGHTER, we meet the three women who help shape her destiny.

7:00      Raeanne Rubenstein – Talk “Funny Side of Art”                                                      Smoking Flowers – Music

            ”Mary and Albert”                                                30mins

Raeanne Rubenstein and Robyn Morshead. It is a quirky film about a unlike romance between a short girl and a tall  guy.

VERY SHORT INTERMISSION 

Short Films

8:10    ”American Sock “                                              7min 11s                                                  Jason K Allen

AMERICAN SOCK - Comedy - A girl finds her soul mate on a social media site, but he turns out to be a sock puppet. Written by Jason K. Allen. Directed by Jeffrey Lamont Brown. Starring Angela Gulner and Sto Strauss. A Tallgrass Pictures film.

8:18   “Sympathy for the Devil”                             10mins 32s                                         Written and directed by Chuck Angell.

It was shot in September, 2012. Original music score by Jeff Martin

8:29    ”Elan” &“Elan Flags”                                   2mins 33                                                   Christy Lee Rogers

8:33    ”The Ripple Effect”                                       10mins                                                           Ponda Frost

THE RIPPLE EFFECT - Drama - Every action, good or bad, has a lasting effect   that radiates outward. Written and directed by Ponda Frost. Produced by Jason K. Allen, Ponda Frost and Scott Pessoni. Starring Ponda Frost and Fred Dickson.  A Couchville Lake Productions/Gemini Production Group film.

8:43    ”Rebirth”                                                              3mins 53 s                                       Varda Hardy and Johnathan Human

An astronaut lost in space returns to Earth having forgotten what it means to  be human. 

8:48    ”Talitha”                                                               9mins 4 s                                           Darian Stansbury

Night trip, Pennsylvania rooftop and highway exploration, People having abstract thoughts while performing mundane tasks. Overlapping worlds, flickering realities.

 9:00   “Wild Front-Strange Gold“                           6mins                                                               Chris Ranker

 9:06    “The River”                                                    3min 58s                                                      E Smith      

It is time to Listen - with your Heart.

 

2013 FILMS and FILMMAKERS

THURSDAY EVENING
FEATURED FILMS

MTSU Film and VIDEO DEPARTMENT                produced by TOM NEFF
FEATURED FILMS:
SAM WILLEY 10:00                                                                                                               "Il Maestro Aquafresca"                                                                                                      JACLYN EDMONDSON  10:00                                                                                               "Sbocciare"                                                                                                                       PHILLIP DIXON 10:00                                                                                                          "Streets of Florence"
BOB PONDILLO 30:32                                                                                                           "The New, True Charlie Wu"                                                                                               FILMS
                                                                                                                     BARRY McALISTER 7:29                                                                                                 "Hotel Humphry - The Untrustworthy Guest"   A Comic Drama                                                JENNIFER BONIOR  14:35                                                                                        “Cleaner than Most”                                                                                                      SAL RINELLA  4:55                                                                                                        “Dry Gulch”                                                                                                                    NATHAN COLLIE 5:00                                                                                                   “The Quiet Year”                                                                                                       DAVID ALLDS   17:35                                                                                                       “The Witness of the Antler Cross”                                                                                                                                        
FRIDAY EVENING
BROOK PETERS    11:01                                                                                                    “Resilience For Veterans 1, 2 and 3”                                                                           CHUCK WHITING and                                                                                                 “Someday is Today”                                                                                                           DAVID PERRY 14:44                                                                                                         “Time to Pass”  
 
JASON K. ALLEN                                                                                                               and SCOTT PESSONI                                                                                                       “Autumn Lovers”  4:58                                                                                                     “Wildcat from Outer Space”  4:58                                                                                  MARIN MILLER   6:22                                                                                                    “Whether you like it or not”                                                                                                 LILIANA KOHANN and ADRIAN KOHANN  4:17                                                                “What Did we do to our Love”                                                                                      LOGAN WINTON  4:50                                                                                                 “Save Sparta Drive In”                                                                                                      "E" DAN SMITH and MASSOOD TAJ 8:00                                                                                 "Pono Pono - A Song From The Heart to your Community and Beyond"                                    SCOTT MUMFORD                                                                                                        “Fun with Flowers”  Time lapse films :30                                                                         “Nashville Skyline”  1:10                                                                                                    "Nashville  Skyline" :52                                                                                                      VARDA HARDY                                                                                                        “Forgive One” campaign film 2:45                                                                                       WENDY KEELING  4:37                                                                                                     “Just Grate”                                                                                                              KIETH CRIPPS 18:07                                                                                                          “Nathan the Brave”                                                                                                        WES SPEIGHT  10:07                                                                                                       “Impasse”
SATURDAY EVENING
CHRISTY LEE ROGERS 2:00                                                                                               “Of Smoke and Gold”                                                                                                CAMERON TRAVIS and SI DEAN  3:43                                                                                "The River"                                                                                                          JONATHAN ROGERS and ELISABETH DONALDSON 3:28                                                       "Caroline"                                                                                                                       BOB HUTCHESON                                                                                                    "Sweet Justice- The Bobby Ray Sweet Story"
                                                                                                                                                                                                        WINNING FILMS will be played

 


 

2012 FILMS and FILMMAKERS and AWARDS

ARTLIGHTENMENT 2012 Film Awards

Artlightenment Award for Best Film  

'The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill' - Bob Pondillo

First Runner Up                 'Fetus Envy'  - Melissa Maxwell

Second Runner Up            'The Mosaic Man'   - Logan Winton

Third Runner Up                ‘Three Things’ - Gary Ravenscroft

Best Director                     'Breather'    -  Chris Ranker

Best Screenwriter              'Geek to Guido"  -  Sal Rinella

Best Cinematography        'Breather'    -  Chris Ranker

Best Editor                         'Loaded Behavior'    - Raquel Zemtsov

Best Sound Design            'The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill' - Bob Pondillo

Best Make-up                    'The Miracle on Honey Bee Hill' - Bob Pondillo

Best Actor                          'Three Things'   - Charlie Chapin

Best Actress                       'Fetus Envy'  - Jeanette Bonner

Best Ensemble                   'Geek to Guido"  -  Sal Rinella

Best Choreography            'Offload'   -   Barry McAlister

Best Costume                     'The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill' - Bob Pondillo

Best Graphics                     'Drama Mamas'    - Passion

Best Special Effects            'The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill' - Bob Pondillo

Best Opening shot             'The Mosaic Man'   - Logan Winton

Best Wardrobe                    'Geek to Guido"  -  Sal Rinella

Best Art Direction               'The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill' - Bob Pondillo

Best Innovative Music         '365 Poems'   - Karen Lavender 

Best Sound effects              'The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill' - Bob Pondillo

Best Student Film                ‘Through the Wall’- Inni Winberry

Best Musical Score              ‘Molly and the Kids’ - Raeanne Rubenstein

Honorable Mention Screenwriting   ‘Molly and the Kids’

Audience Award                   ‘Geek to Guido’ and ‘Three Things’ 

                                             Tied for Thursday evening screenings

Audience Award                   ‘Molly and the Kids’ Overall Winner

Audience Award 

Best Actor or Actress             ‘Carla Christina Contreras’

JUDGES

Deborah Gordon

Mike Montgomery 

Karen Carlson

Carla Christina Contreras

Jaz Dorsey 

1)CURT HAHN

http://www.filmhouse.com

   Nashville

   “The Making of ‘Deadline’-The Movie”

 

2)KAREN LAVENDER

http://www.karenlavender.com

www.livetribeproductions.com 

   Los Angeles

   “From Fire”

    “365 Poems”

 

3)MELISSA MAXWELL

http://melissamaxwell.com

   New York

   “Fetus Envy”


FILMMAKERS


1)BAYOU BENNETT AND DANIEL LIR

http://www.dolcefilms.com 

bayou@dolcefilms.com

   Los Angeles

  “Blue Victoria”

 

2)BARRY Mc ALISTER

fun2growon@aol.com

   Nashville

   “Offload”    3:39
"Offload" examines the resonance of emotional scars left behind by family and the need for detachment.

3)BOB HUTCHESON 
"SWEET JUSTICE trailer"

 

4)BOB PONDILLO

http://miraclesonhoneybeehill.com 

bob.pondillo@mtsu.edu

   Nashville

   “The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill”

 

5)BRENT NELSON

   Nashville (The Art Insitute of Tennessee- Nashville)

   “Live! Rough and Tumble by Brent Nelson”

 

6)CASEY CARROLL 

caseycarroll@gmail.com

   Nashville (MTSU Film Guild)

   Film Cop: A Day in the Life of Chuck Farley
A short film about a guy who thinks his opinion is the only thing that matters.

 

7)CHRIS RANKER

chrisranker@gmail.com

   Nashville MTSU Film Guild

   “Breather”

  A Nashville based Ambient-Folk band opens up about the live experience

 

 

8)GARY RAVENSCROFT

www.garyravenscroft.com 

garyravenscroft@yahoo.com

   Los Angeles

   “Three Things”

   “911 Memorial”

 
9) INNI WINBERRY 

Nashville Film Institute
Silent Film about a writer inspired by music
Inni.winberry@gmail.com

10)JENNIFER BONOIR

   Nashville

   “WORM”

  www.untrademarkedproductions.com

 
11)JOHN HUGHES

 Montgomery MA
hughesj91@yahoo.com
A montage music video exploring the world around us through a variety of shots and instrumental music.

 

12)JOHN MINGIONE
East Setauket, NY
DupStep Xpertz
www.JOHNisFUNNY.com
 

13)LOGAN WINTON

    Nashville (The Art Institute of TN- Nashville)

   “The Mosaic Man- Dennis Caruso

 

14)PASSION   New York

   “Drama Mamas!”

 

 15)RAEANNE RUBENSTEIN

www.dishmag.com  

liberty@dishmag.com

    Nashville

   “Molly and the Kids”

16)RAQUEL ZEMTSOV 

raquel.k.zemstov@vanderbilt.edu

   “Loaded Behavior”-Starring Carla Christina Contreras

 

 

17)ROBYN MORSHEAD with KAREN LAVENDER

    “365 Poems”

www.karenlavender.com

www.livetribeproductions.com 

www.myartstory.com 

 

18)SAL RINELLA

www.3-8productions.com

     “Geek to Guido”
A Mob makeover show! Witness Geeks. Enter a team of pomade-laden Italian "Guido Consultants" and the transformation begins! 

 
SCOTT CRAIN

Scott.Crain@thenfi.com
Nashville Film Institute

19)VARDA HARDY

www.livetribeproductions.com 

 vardahardy@gmail.com


20)WARREN SMYTHE

warren@warrensmythe.com

     Nashville MTSU film guild

   “French Mocumentary”

    “One Minute Film

    “Vegan vs Meat-eater” Documentary

 

21)WILL WEAVER

      Nashville MBA Student

      “Corbitt Dicker” 
A glimpse at the work of a talented 9th grader and what he creates.

 

2011 FILMS and FILMMAKERS

ARTLIGHTENMENT 2011 ART AND FILM FESTIVAL

“Art, Artists and the Art of Existence”

FEATURED FILMS

1) “DEAR NORMA JEANE”

     The true Story of how Norma Jeane Baker who later became well known as actress

     Marilyn Monroe discovered she had a sister she never knew about.(10 minutes)

     AND

2)“TREE FALL DOWN” 

    Girl versus Nashville bureaucracy when a tree falls down in her yard disconnecting

    disconnecting all the utilities.(8 minutes)

    Written, produced and directed and acted by Raeanne Rubenstein, Nashville TN

3)”ALIUS PRIMORUS”A father’s journey into the last moments of his son’s life 

     changes his own forever.(15 minutes)

     Rob Lindsay Screenplay, Erik Hollander Producer Editor

     Flick Wiltshire Jr. ProducerStaring Greg Wilson and Christina Spitters    

     Nashville TN

4)"MARGARET MITCHELL AMERICAN REBEL”

     The incredible story of Margaret Mitchell who changed the world with her one book       

     “Gone With The Wind” (53 Minutes)

      Pam Roberts - Emmy Award winning Executive producer 

      Kathy White, Kevin Ward, Charlene Fisk

      Atlanta GA

5) ”THE IMPORTANT THINGS”

       Driven by a tragic secret, documentarian Peter Hollister tries to make amends with

       all the people he's wronged in his life. His persistence will bring loved ones

       together for one last time.(12 minutes 43 seconds) 

       William M. Akers Director and writer

       Mark Cabus Writer and Andrew McCormick Producer

       Nashville TN

 

6) "COME UNTO ME: THE FACES OF TYREE GUYTON" 

      A portrait of an artist who transforms his blighted inner city Detroit neighborhood

      using thousands of gallons of paint and a cacophony of castaway objects (30 mins)   

      Nicole Cattell, Producer/Director New York

      John Jones, Co-producer

      Nashville TN 

 

FILMS


7)DAVE TOURJE`, “L.A. ABORIGINAL”

     Film about Los Angeles Fine Artist Dave Tourje`

     AND

8)YORLEY “UNDIVIDED” EPK.Yorley

     Film About NY Singer/Songwriter

     Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett of Producers/Directors  Dolce Films

     Los Angeles CA

  

9)FROM FIRE:  An Odyssey of Glass”

     This visually arresting film takes you on a spiritual journey with Marlene Rose         

     as she materializes her artistic expression.  With this personal glimpse into

     the beauties and dangers facing one of the world's foremost female cast

     glass artists, we explore the unusual technique as it unfolds.

     Karen Lavender Producer and Director

       

10) “FOOTPRINTS OF THEIR THOUGHTS”

      Dan Deming, a self-proclaimed hill billy who,  before becoming a full time   

      artist,  criss-crossed the USA doing every job imaginable whether it was

      being a bouncer in a club, working tugboats,  driving dump trucks and

      delivering false teeth. 

      Robyn Morshead Producer

      Karen Lavender Director

11) “NON SEQUITUR:”

       Several people are inexplicably drawn to a convenience store in an  

       otherwise ordinary suburban neighborhood in this tale of unrequited love, 

       homeless people and irritable bowel syndrome.  There are times in life when 

       everything seems to align and everything makes sense and all is right with

       the world.  This is NOT one of those times

       Karen Lavender Producer

       Gary Ravenscroft Director

       Los Angeles CA

 

12)   "PAINT YOUR EVENT"

        A Film about Live Painter Heidi Schwartz

        Produced and Directed by Robyn Morshead 

 

13) “WHAT KIND OF PLANET ARE WE ON?”

         An alien applies for social security benefits, what she gets leaves her   

         wondering...what kind of planet she is on.

         Director: Varda Hardy

         Writers: Varda Hardy, Taylor Negron

         Producers: Jamie Bullock, Karen Lavender

         Santa Monica CA

14) ”BIG VOICE”

       A visionary choir director ignites passion and determination in his students.

       Executive Producer: Varda Hardy

       Writer/Director: Varda Hardy

       Santa Monica Malibu Education is a beneficiary of BIG VOICE.

       Santa Monica CA

15) “AUSTIN’S ANGELS”

      High Society Auction goes wrong featuring Austin Pacino.

       AND

 

16) ”FREIGHT TRAIN EDDIE” 

       Documentary on the life of Freight Train Tramp and songwriter   

       Eddie Campbell.

       Sal Rinella and Mike Sydenstricker Producers/Directors

       Nashville TN 

 

17) "SYLVIA HYMAN: FICTIONAL CLAY"

      As a master of "Tromp L'oeil clay",Sylvia Hyman's sculptures inspire both

      disorientation and delight when viewers realize that everyday objects that

      appear to be made of wood, cardboard and paper are actually superbly

      realized simulations made of clay.

      Curt Hahn Producer and Director

      Curt Hahn and Ron Routson Executive Producers

 

18) "MACHINES OF LURING GRACE

       Visual, performance and documentary artist  Hailey Lowe has cast 16

     salt licks in the shape of vintage typewriters. The typewriters in nature

     symbolize a growing tension between technology and the natural environment.

     She placed the typewriters and invited surrounding animals to interact with

     her installation.She captured them on film with a small motion sensor camera. 

       Hailey Lowe Producer/Director 

       Atlanta GA   

STUDENT FILMS

19) “ELIZABETH”

       A fairy tale about a Hero looking for his lost love.

       Christian Wick Producer/Director (Watkins)

       Nashville TN

 

20)Drew Langer

     Nashville TN

21)Davis Jackson

     Nashville TN

22)Daniel Guyton 

     Atlanta GA

 

Sponsors: 

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Art Supplies by Jerry's Artarama

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