Indy Film Fest - Curated by Filmmaker Jordy Brazo
The Containers at Second Street and Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150
The 2016 Chelsea Art Walk – Film Festival features short films and videos from local working artists and students who are working in innovative ways to combine old and new techniques, creatively, to push the boundaries of how stories are told. This collection of short narratives, documentaries and animations focuses on films that were created locally, focus on issues relevant to the area or were made by artists who are from and work around Chelsea and the surrounding areas.
"Simmer" by Rene Dongo
“Bloody Henry” (26 min) by JP DiSciscio, short narrative, thriller
In a strange world of decaying drive-in movie theaters and desolate farmlands, HENRY DIPPLE travels the country in his rusty Chevy Caprice selling bibles to hapless widows. Henry isn’t like us; he needs a constant supply of blood to survive. His body is rotting and he keeps alive through transfusions from living animals. Henry’s taste for human blood grows to an unquenchable desire when he meets Molly, a young farm girl with a physical deformity. The only thing that stands in Henry’s path for more blood is a shadowy figure with a scarred face who seeks revenge on Henry. This isn’t a vampire flick or a zombie film.
“Our Grandfather’s Clock” (9 min) 2015 by Ben Pender-Cudlip, documentary, personal
In this personal documentary, Ben Pender-Cudlip explores the relationship between memory and material objects, creating a portrait of his grandfather’s life and their relationship through their connection to a family heirloom.
Ben Pender-Cudlip is the director and photographer of over a dozen short documentary films, including SANJIBAN in 2012 (Hot Docs, CIFF), FETCH in 2014 (Woods Hole), and MEMORIAL in 2016 (Salem). His work has appeared on public television and at film festivals internationally, with support from the LEF Foundation, Mass Humanities, and others. He is currently directing DAWNLAND, a feature documentary about indigenous child removal in the United States, slated for release in early 2017. Ben graduated from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
"Sleeper" by Hannah Engelson
" August 9 " by Jorday Brazo