Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thanks to the Berkshire International Film Festival

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
8 min

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.

Cowboy Yoga

Writer/Director: Hal Clifford, Lou Bendrick
Cast: Hal Clifford, Jason Miner
Cinematographer/Editor: Jason Houston
10 min

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
6 min

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!

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