On the Leesh would like to thank everyone at the Berkshire International Film Festival for an amazing festival! Once again, they pulled off a great fest and made us, as filmmakers, feel welcome and supported. Here were some of our faves that we got to check out:
The world premiere of: Bach of the Antarctic
Writer/Director: Ben Hillman
Summary: Cantata. Sonata. Antarctica. Who would have thought it? A startling discovery reveals that the person who discovered Antarctica was none other than Johann Sebastian Bach. As scientists uncover the astounding evidence, fake historical footage recreates Bach’s daring voyage into the Unknown. Who could have guessed that when Bach composed the musical magni opi of the Baroque Period, it was but a Prelude to the discovery of a Continent.
Writer/Director: Hal Clifford, Lou Bendrick
Cast: Hal Clifford, Jason Miner
Cinematographer/Editor: Jason Houston
Summary: Two cowboys make an instructional yoga video.
And the American Premiere of:The Towel
Writer/Director: Oliver Briginshaw
Cast: James Harwood, Kiki Kendrick, Giacomo Valdameri
Summary: Getting ready for dinner, Geoff accidentally marks a hotel towel with a dodgy looking stain. Fearing the cleaning lady will get the wrong idea, he tries to hide the evidence.
Congratulations to all the filmmakers who got to screen at this wonderful festival!