This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night.
Growing up on Long Island Sound in an adventuresome sailing crew of six, I shared with my family a fascination with the wind. Blizzard Nemo’s whirling winds inspired this piece I made for my family, and for everyone who couldn’t stay up to watch the blizzard that night. In an apartment away from home, with my stream of consciousness as a vessel, we embark on a quiet snowy adventure.
Howlin’ Wind would not exist in its current state without the help of two talented musicians, Jenn Bliss and Mohan Krishnan. Using the film as a visual aid, they played along to dancing and drifting snow to improvise the soundtrack. With minimal direction, they were able to set the mood I wanted to convey.
Based in Somerville, MA, Emily Falcigno is a visual storyteller who is exploring filmmaking using DSLR video. Howlin’ Wind is her first short film to be shown to the public. Most of her video work centers around her family, but she is branching out to include start-up companies among her subjects. She loves meeting new people and learning their stories.
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!