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Take some time to get lost in a story. Gather together to make positive change. Indie Street is honored to present films from some courageously Independent human storytellers.
A Year with Betty Gold
Directed by J. McMerty (Born in Red Bank)
Edited By Katrina Taylor, Laith Majali
Betty Gold is about to turn 80 with no plans on retiring. From her early days as Miss. Texas to installing large scale sculptures around the world, some things have not changed; her tenacity, humor and philosophy of yes. A Year with Betty Gold follows this abstract California artist as she shares her insights on love and life while pulling back the curtain on the struggles of a contemporary artist.
Rachel, a former Brooklynite has persuaded her boyfriend to take a stab at farming on his
family’s abandoned sheep ranch. But the dream of self-reliance reveals itself to be a
harsher reality and strains their relationship. When a sheep dies under their watch, Rachel
becomes determined to deal with the remains and in doing so, prove her worth.
Cast: Meryl Jones Williams, Dan Pfau, Julie Eccles-Benson
Director: Marina Michelson
Screenwriter: Marina Michelson
Producers: Devin Shepherd, Nora Unkel, Simran Mahal, Marina Michelson, Meryl Jones
In the diverse and progressive small town of Highland Park, NJ, a
disturbing piece of art is found in a primary school, and a group of student
filmmakers try to solve the mystery of who created it and why it was publicly
displayed for almost forty years. A film by the Highland Park African-American
Produced & Edited by John Hulmehttp://hpaahp.com
"Life is simpler in black and white." This line, uttered midway through Bored in the U.S.A., could well serve as the film’s thesis statement. Following the budding friendship of Kelly (Kelly Lloyd, Wits End), a bored housewife, and Chris (Chris Milner, Comedy Central), a displaced Londoner, this film takes an honest look at life by disposing of conventional on-screen relationships. Bored exposes the inherent drama in the silences between what people say and don't say to each other.
Written and Directed by Mike Finazzo
Starring: Kelly Lloyd (Red Bank native!) and Chris Milner
Produced by Kevin Brennan, Andrew Fair and Bryan Preston
Crime doesn’t pay when you’re made out of clay.
Winner of the ISFF 2018 Futures Program - High School Films
Directed by John Tuohy, Red Bank Regional High School
Two years ago, Connected was created, a documentary about four adorable seven
and eight year-old girls that discuss how technology affects their lives. The
charming and funny young ladies explain how iPhones, iPads, and LeapPads
inform and dominate their lives.
Now, two years later, and two years older, we go back to find how their views on
technology have changed. Connected: The Future looks at each girl to see if they
are really connected with their technology. They all love their selfies, but as one
girl noted in Connected, “too much technology isn’t good for the brain”. Do the
girls still feel the same way about their devices?
Director, Producer, & Editor: Alexa Payesko
Director of Photography: Nicolas Lopez
Sound Mixer: Brenda Salazar
Production Assistant: Tatiana Rivera
After finding out he is dead, Charlie has a chance to make good on a past regret.
Dennis Cahlo - Director, Writer, Producer, and also portrays the lead character Charlie
CJ Cullen - as Mr. O'Halloran, and also served as a Producer
Katie Vincent - as Veronica
Katrina Eugenia - as Vanessa The Angel Waitress
Christian Moran - Sound & Camera Operator
Dennis Cahlo, Anthony DeLioncourt, & Christian Moran - Cinematography
Struggling with New York living, Dana Schapiro decides to move, saying goodbye to a neighborhood that can barely remember who she is....
Director: Daniel Jaffe
Writers: Daniel Jaffe, Michelle Uranowitz
Stars: Pierre Barthelemy, Robert Bolchune, Nikita Chaudhry
In this mockumentary, a voice director and producer are in search of the
video game industry’s best screams of terror to portray innocent bystanders in the
latest release of Grand Theft Auto (GTA). While some voice actors are more talented
than others, no one takes the art of sound design more seriously than these guys.
This project takes an in-depth look at studio voice and sound recording and the
unspoken madness that unfolds behind the scenes.
Directed by Trevor Hembling & Arshum Rouhanian
Written and Edited by Trevor Hembling
Directors of Photography by Danny Welch & Arshum Rouhanian
Produced by Trevor Hembling & Arshum Rouhanian
Starring: Trevor Hembling, Savarone Ammann, Anna Perez, Jacob Boyle, Brandon Egert, Jasmine Nadim, Gabe Schwartz
In the fall of 2001, fifteen year-old Brinda learns some hard lessons on a day full of firsts.
Directed by Swetha Regunathan.
Nick calls a suicide hotline...only to be put on hold. (This is a real thing that actually f**king happens). Moments later, he discovers his next door neighbor, Cassy, has also been put on hold by a suicide hotline. Misery finds company, and through milky wine, terrified vandalism, and a confrontation with a shirtless bro who has GREAT pecs, they lean on each other to find ways out of their own heads.
Directed By: Jesse D. Turk and Jon Zucker
Written By: Jon Zucker
Produced By: Jesse D. Turk
Cast: Nick Skardarasy, Amanda Idoko, Alexander MacNicoll, Sierra Katow, Hannah Pearlman
One girl’s epic quest to make it to brunch.
Story by Allison Andresini and Gillian Holmes
Directed by Allison Andresini
Starring Gillian Holmes
Original Score by Ryan Yannalfo
If you missed out on the chance to tell someone how you
feel, would you try again?
*Winner of the 2018 ISFF Futures Program
Directed by Abigail Karl
Two criminals kidnap a man's wife. When they call with the ransom demands, they are very surprised by his demeanor.
Directed by: Jim Ford
Produced by: Ed Gutierrez
JIM FORD, ED GUTIERREZ, RYAN CONVERY, LAURA MARKIS
NJ Spotlight Special Screening
Directed and produced by Rob Margolies
Starring: Zachery Byrd, Jason Mewes, Randy Quaid, Jessie Carter, Ashley Johnson, & Will Rogers
Featuring Red Bank native Jason Mewes in a hilarious supporting role and featuring the first performance by Randy Quaid in 9 years, “Weight” is an inspirational film that uses comedy to relay its message to the audience. It’s described as a modern day John Candy movie, if he decided to lose weight and get healthy. With a similar tone to Judd Apatow films such as “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin” or “Knocked Up,” our story follows a 300 pound, 27-year-old named Ben, who can’t seem to take his health seriously until a series of events gets him motivated.http://weightthemovie.com/