This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night.
Andrew Gibson’s “Maine” is short and sweet, with a punchline that anyone up and down the northeast can appreciate, even if they’re not a Mainer. Andrew writes:
I studied communication arts at the University of New Hampshire, where I began making music videos and short films. Eventually a few friends and I started making comedy shorts under the NEWD FILMS moniker. To this day, most of our work is focused in the comedy genre, and we are currently working on developing several web series, sketches, and hopefully a feature in the future.
The short film “Maine” was filmed in late December after we got a huge snowstorm. We were bored and stuck at our friends house when we came up with the idea. We had ventured out of the house a few different times that weekend, and each time we arrived at a new destination (liquor store, friends house, bar, liquor store etc.), we would bang our bean boots to shake off the snow before we entered. After awhile it became a practical joke, and we would obnoxiously stomp around and cause as much of a scene as we could. By weekends end, we decided to make a film about it. Having no crew, or budget, or brain cells to write a script or any dialogue nonsense, we decided to keep things simple. The whole thing was shot and edited in just over an hour. Enjoy!
Come to Portsmouth Short Film Night on Sunday, February 24 at 7:30pm in 3S Artspace’s Store Gallery in Portsmouth, NH to see this and the other great short films being screened!