This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night.
Ben and Eric Go Drinking is the result of a project deadline, a camera, a puppet, and a man who was willing to act on the spot. It started what became a comedy web series starring Eric Mearns and his puppet roommate, Ben Green, and their adventures together as a man and puppet duo. More Ben & Eric episodes have since been made which have screened at puppet slams and comedy shows in Boston and Los Angeles. Ben & Eric have also performed live on both coasts.
Pam Severns is based in Boston, and is the creator of Ben & Eric, a puppeteer, and a filmmaker. Much of her work involves puppetry, but she is currently directing a puppet-less comedy short with the Rhode Island Film Collaborative. Eric Mearns reached his comedy peak when he exposed his buttocks to both the Goodyear Blimp and Air Force One in the same day. He writes, acts, and performs in comedy videos and live shows in Boston.
Come to Portsmouth Short Film Night on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00pm in The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH to see this and the other great short films being screened!