The 2014 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival took place in downtown Wilmington on MAY 1st – MAY 4th. Screenings will be at THE BROWNCOAT THEATRE (111 Grace St.) and THALIAN HALL (310 Chestnut St.)
THURSDAY, MAY 1st
730pm REGIONAL SHOWCASE
STOMP OUT GENOCIDE – directed by Mitch Lewis 7m
GREEN FOREST – directed by Zoe Vanderploeg 8m
HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH THE MIND OF THE (AVERAGE) TEENAGER directed by Michael Cutts 21m
TUESDAY by Nick Cocuzza 14m
DINNER by Kewa Cambelloff 3m
MY BROTHER DONNIE by Tyler Wirtanen 11m
IMPERIUM directed by Kathryn Hazelton 10m
GET UP directed by Brannigan Carter 31m
FRIDAY, MAY 2nd
THALAIN HALL STUDIO THEATRE
730PM INVITATIONAL FEATURE
DON'T KNOW YET.....Directed by Terry Linehan
Adrift in misery, a heartbroken man lets the hitchhikers he picks up determine his direction and destiny. Everything changes when he meets a free-spirited woman who guides him on a journey of healing and self-discovery while hiding a secret of her own.
8pm BERNIE’S BOARD SHORTS
SERVE AND PROTECT (by Ben Woollen) 13m
ACTOR FOR HIRE (by Marcus Mizelle) 15m
BUCKET (by Gabriel Robertson) 15m
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING BOOZE BULLETS & HOT PINK JESUS ACT II: A SAINT OF SIN IN A DEN OF THIEVES (by Jaysen Buterin) 42m
SATURDAY, MAY 3rd
The Wheeler Parker Story by Rob Underhill (15m)
Wheeler Parker gives his firsthand account of events leading up to the abduction and eventual murder of his cousin in 1955. Crafted from historic interviews as well as adapted from the Mike Wiley, critically acclaimed, one-man play, Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till.
LOOK CLOSER by Chris Schwab (73m)
Talent and luck brought 26 year old Luke to the brink of stardom in Hollywood. But when he meets the charming Clara, he begins to undermine his own success – much to the chagrin of his best friend and manager James.
WORKING ACTORS DISCUSSION PANEL
Industry veterans discuss what it takes to be a working actor in today’s market and answer audience questions. Featuring Mark Jeffrey Miller, Rusty Wiggs[Artist Resource Agency], Jodi Kaufmann[POST 1200], Ron Fallica & Allie McCulloch [Actors Arsenal] and Jenn Ingulli [Fincannon & Associates]
MONEY 1955 by Rob Underhill (15m)
Actor Mike Wiley, plays all of the roles in this recreation of the Emmett Till Murder Trial in 1955. Constructed from actual court transcripts.
CowJews and Indians: How Hitler Scared My Family, and I Woke Up in an Iroquois Longhouse with a Picture of Jesus, Reminding Me, for the Wrong Reason, that I Owe the Mohawks Rent by Marc Halberstadt (86m)
A documentary about restitution and justice. Marc thought the Germans owed him back rent on a home that was taken from his family by the Nazis. Then he realized he owed the same to the Native Americans. Deciding to cut out the middle man (himself), Marc sends the Native Americans to Germany to collect.
SPECIAL FX MAKEUP with Jeff Goodwin
Get an inside look at makeup effects from one of the industries best. Jeff’s credits include, BLUE VELVET, LAST OF THE MOHICANS and UNDER THE DOME.
THE CABINING directed by Steve Kopera (100m)
A hapless horror screenwriting duo heads to a remote artists’ retreat seeking inspiration. Instead, they find death and deception, as, one by one, the other artists get knocked off, each in a more gruesome way than the last.
1pm FRANK’S BLUE RIBBON SHORTS
THE MAGIC FERRETT (by Alison Parker) 11m
DANCE OF THE BOOKS (by Lorena Fernandez) 4m
UNRAVEL #22 (by Brian Farrell) 4m
AROUND AMERICA (by Chandler Cox) 3m
WEIGHT (by Moriah Thomason) 28m
ONE ARMED MAN (by Tim Guinee) 27m
COUGH (by Jason Kempnich) 11m
MCDUFFY: THE URBAN EAGLE by Troy Carlton (19m)
When a drug crime wave hits the Big Easy, McDuffy shoots firsts and ask questions never!
CRACKERJACK by Bryan Coley (100m)
CJ ‘Crackerjack’ Bailey IV, is a lovable loser skilled in avoiding the responsibilities of manhood. And the only diamond that he gets near is not on the finger of his girlfriend, Sherry. But when Sherry learns she’s pregnant and moves out to prod CJ into action, CJ does what any responsible man would do – play ball!
THE DOLL DILEMMA by Jacob Rosdail (9m)
Jo Maeder left a life and career in New York City to take care of her aging mother in rural North Carolina. Now, years after her mother has passed, Jo feels trapped by the enormous doll collection that was left behind.(Documentary)
LOCAL WORK by Brian Tucker (100m)
Brooks is a bartender with a tragic past and Verdi is a call girl paying for college and support her guilt inducing mother. Brooks and Verdi have spent a lot of time together, supported one another, but never acknowledged their feelings. With reasons for not doing so, it may cost them dearly.
SELF OFFENSE by Wendy Keeling (14m)
Self Offense is the journey of four women victimized by abuse and violence. Their individual stories are woven together through the self defense course where they randomly meet and gain tools necessary to break the cycle of abuse that has paralyzed them from moving forward.
IMAGINE I'M BEAUTIFUL by Meredith Edwards (91m)
After her mother’s suicide, Lana, moves to New York to start anew. She moves in with the troubled Kate and the two slowly forge a friendship, finding solace in each other’s difficult pasts. But when Lana devises an unusual plan to protect their new lives, Kate makes a discovery that will alter their friendship for good.
930 pm HESSIAN HORROR SHORTS
Playing With The Devil (by Nick Stentzel) 7m
Valediction (by Damian Nemire-Pepe) 13m
Imperium (by Kathryn Hazelton) 10m
Dark Origins (by Evan Randall Green) 12m
Teasers (by Rafael De Leon Jr) 9m
Strange Thing (by Alrik Bursell) 11m
From The Woods (by Nicolas Wendl) 26m
SUNDAY, MAY 4th
3pm MARIO’S FAMILY FLICKS
THE MAGIC FERRET (by Alison Parker) 11m
15 MINUTES W/ JACOB (by Nino Aldi)16m
BREAKFAST WITH PETE (by Niloo Ravaei) 8m
TRIP IN A SUMMER DRESS( by Janine Turner) 26m
PARLAY (by Dean Garris) 33m
THE BEAM ROOM at FRONT STREET BREWERY
7pm THE WILMINGTON FILM AWARDS
Honoring the best films of the festival. Awards in 10 categories, plus THE DON AWARD, THE FEMALE DIRECTOR’S AWARD and THE (f)ILM AWARD. Click HERE to see the nominees.