Saturday, April 28
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword
Directed by Frazier Prince
11:00AM – 11:35AM
A documentary film mixing Old School Hip Hop and education coming to the Asbury Park School District Literacy Program. This film features Hip Hop Legend Special Ed (Ed Archer) and Kurt Nice (Kurtiss Jackson), who teach the students poetry and break dancing.
12:00PM – 12:45PM
PROJECT FX is the Count Basie Theatre’s statewide student film festival, presented by Bank Of America and Sony Pictures Classics. The Top 3 High School films are Trick Question, Goldilocks, and Unconditional. The Top 3 College films are Red, Tiny Worlds, and Step One.
Film One Fest
1:00PM – 1:20PM
FilmOneFest – the International One-Minute film festival celebrating super short movie making from around the world. Our film line-up: Unsatisfying (Eloise Priou), Sweet Salute (Sean Lattrell), Reversible (Laura Lazarescu-Thois), 1-0 (Saman Hosseinpuor), Grandpa (Andre Marques), Keep Drawing (Juan Ha), Loop (Aritz Moreno), One Minute (Anton Verstakov), Paper Age (Ken Ottmann), Teeth (Ruairi O’Brien), What’s Virgin Mean (Michael Davies), Colosse – A Wood Tale (Yves Geleyn).
Mad Lib Pixie Dream Girl
Directed by Kylie Murphy
1:34PM – 1:45PM
Two screenwriters create the perfect female character for their protagonist using the greatest secret in modern filmmaking.
Directed by Milena Govich
1:45PM – 1:57PM
From first-time director, Milena Govich, TEMPORARY is a short comedic drama about a person’s radical choice at the end of a loved one’s life.
Rich Aveo’s ‘Weightless’
Directed by Amanda Duncan
1:57PM – 2:00PM
Rich Aveo’s song, ‘Weightless’ is about letting go of what is holding you down in order to achieve your personal success.
KINDERHOOK Send Your Demo Here
Directed by Christina Kotlar
3:00PM – 3:21PM
Riding high in the turbulent 1970s, New Jersey’s homegrown country rock band, Kinderhook hailed as the next great band coming out of New Jersey.
Send It To Me
Directed by George McMorrow
3:00PM – 3:04PM
Straight from Asbury Park, Williams Honor is the Jersey Shore’s first ever country duo featuring Reagan Richards and Gordon Brown. Send It To Me was shot on location at famous venues in Asbury Park and Nashville.
Ayla Nereo – Tightrope Walker
Directed by Adam Worth
3:09PM – 3:14PM
Two archetypes at odds with each other in this music video for Ayla Nereo’s ‘Tightrope Walker.’
You Are an Ocean
Directed by Christopher Mills
3:14PM – 3:17PM
You Are an Ocean is the second music video collaboration in a planned trilogy between Toronto psych-folk band Beams and director Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol, Leonard Cohen).
Brick + Mortar – One Little Pill
Directed by Corey Asraf
3:24PM – 3:27PM
‘We wanted to make a video that mirrored the sensation of being overwhelmed in the information age. We don’t know how access to this much information is going to affect the psychology of our generation and the generations that come after us, but we’re assuming anxiety will be involved.’
The Potential of Noise – Conny Plank
Directed by Reto Caduff & Stephan Plank
3:30PM – 5:02PM
The documentary is the search for the person and producer Conny Plank, a journey through music history, a son getting to know his father, and a soundtrack that has influenced millions of music fans over three decades.
Directed by Sarah Galloway
3:31PM – 3:56PM
Biking finds its groove in Asbury Park, New Jersey! Stringbean and his bandmates “self-propel” to their boardwalk gigs all summer long. Shot entirely with a GoPro action camera, “Bike Riddim” lets you join the ride.
The Oyster Farmers
Directed by Corinne Gray Ruff
5:00PM – 6:09PM
The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary, centers on coastal life in New Jersey. The plight of the oyster offers a keyhole view of human impact on the environment.
Write When You Get Work
Directed by Stacy Cochran
Film: 5:15PM – 6:55PM / Q&A: 6:56PM-7:13PM
Write When You Get Work is a comedy of money and access, a love story set in the Bronx and at a pricey school for girls on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Years after they parted ways, Jonny Collins pursues Ruth Duffy for profit, and love.
Sunday, April 29
Directed by Reuben Atlas
Door Time: 12:30 PM
Show: 12:45 – 2:30 PM
For the eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, ‘brotherhood’ is literal: they’re all sons of anti-establishment Chicago jazz musician, Phil Cohran. They grew up in the same house, in a family of 24 siblings, on a strict diet of jazz, funk, and Black Consciousness.
A Tuba To Cuba
+ Panel featuring Adam Block and Danny Clinch
Door Time: 2:30 PM
Show: 2:45 – 4:45 PM
The leader of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba. Join the band as they traverse post embargo Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. Encounters with some of Cuba’s most iconic musicians leads to spontaneous and soulful collaborations.
The Squeeze Box Rocks
Directed by Gina Marcello
3:10PM – 3:18PM
The Squeeze Box Rocks is a short documentary style film about the history of the accordion in American popular culture.
I Want You to Hear Me: The Kelly Nicole Story
Directed by Theresa Holl
3:20PM – 3:44PM
The true story of a tragic rock phenom and the philanthropic legacy built from compassion and artistic excellence that lives on in her name.
Sound is Half the Picture
Directed by Dede Maitre
3:45PM – 3:58PM
Sound is Half the Picture connects a human face to the hidden art of sound design and music for film. Through a humorous character study of Philadelphia-based composer John Avarese, this doc short visualizes the invisible techniques and central value of film sound– preserving its distinct residence within the filmmaking process.
If I Leave Here Tomorrow
A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd + Panel
Directed by Stephen Kijak
Door Time: 4:45 PM
Show: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
The story of Lynyrd Skynyrd; The Greatest American Rock Band Ever. We fly beyond Free Bird to celebrate the life and times of leader Ronnie Van Zant, from boogie-woogie beginnings in Jacksonville’s Shantytown to a tragic end in a Mississippi swamp.