Finding Festival Films

The Festival's over. Maybe you got a chance to catch a few films. But, how do you find the ones you missed? Indie film lovers often face this problem, and wonder where they can watch these obscure beauties. To help keep our audience connected to the talented filmmakers whose work screened in April, we put together this update. 

Shayna Connelly, Gardening at Night

Shayna Connelly, Gardening at Night

Shayna Connelly directed the narrative short “Gardening at Night,” which went on to screen at Stranger Without a Face in Australia and Chicago Underground. Connelly's next project is a ghost story narrative called “Quiver". 

Denison Ramsey, What Happened in Vegas

Denison Ramsey, What Happened in Vegas

Denison Ramsey is planning a late summer theatrical release in Las Vegas for the film “What Happened in Vegas”. 

 

 

 

Sam Smartt, Shipping Home

Sam Smartt, Shipping Home

Sam Smartt, professor at Calvin College, edited the film “Shipping Home”, which now has distribution through Kanopy. This service is similar to Netflix but instead it is used for educational institutions. The best part about it is, Grand Rapids Public Library is the first public library in the country to have this service. Smartt's latest project is “Luminous".

Breaking Legs

Breaking Legs

Mark Marchillo's "Breaking Legs" is now distributed by Vision Films & Sony Pictures on DVD and VOD. You may find links to buy or rent the film here.

 

Joshua Courtade, The Joy

Joshua Courtade, The Joy

Though there is not any distrubition yet, Joshua Courtade’s film “The Joy,” has been submitted to numerous film festivals. Along with this, Courtade’s feature film “Alone in the Universe” has been acquired by Nandar Entertainment and is available in a number of platforms. You can watch it here on Amazon Prime. You can catch this film here. It doesn’t stop there, catch two of Courtades other project's, his dramatic feature “Black Paper” and his comedy web series “Space Debris", on Prime as well.What’s next for Courtade? Working on his second season of “Space Debris” and a comedy web series called “Some Guy.”

Paulio Shakespeare, Hard to Believe

Paulio Shakespeare, Hard to Believe

The film  “Hard to Believe,” by Paulio Shakespeare, is distributed on Amazon and has been pitched to Netflix.  Shakespeare is working on another China related film that will take audiences deeper into understanding modern day communist China and the survivors of belief that have emerged from there. If you want to follow and take a look at future documentaries, just take a look at this website.

Andrew Behm, Hold On

Andrew Behm, Hold On

 

Lastly, we spoke with Andrew Behm to see how his short "Hold On" was coming along. In this film, a couple works through a trying time in their relationship. For this work, Behm’s won Best Director in a Feature or Short Film for the 2017 Eclipse Awards. The film can be viewed here vimeo.  Coming up for Behm is a new short film called "Marie".