Screening preview: Coming of Age

Screening preview: Coming of Age
This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night. Our final film is “Coming of Age.” It was written and directed by John Herman and submitted by cinematographer Dan Deering, who had this to tell us about the film: The ...

Screening preview: Sweet Dreams

Screening preview: Sweet Dreams
This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night. Justina Maji’s “Sweet Dreams” has the distinction of being the very first film submitted to PSFN, just hours after the call for submissions went live. If that wasn’t enough to require ...

Screening preview: Maine

Screening preview: Maine
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 ...

Screening preview: Landscrapers – The Guys Get Blindsided

Screening preview: Landscrapers - The Guys Get Blindsided
This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night. Submitted by cinematographer Chris Spencer, “The Guys Get Blindsided” is an impressive comedy episode for its quality of production. Writing, directing, acting, and photography are all of a high caliber. Here’s ...

Screening preview: Phosphorescent – The Waves at Night

Screening preview: Phosphorescent - The Waves at Night
This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night. Music video or short film with musical accompaniment? Either way, Zack Richard’s film set to Phosphorescent’s “The Waves at Night” is compelling and beautifully photographed. Here’s what Zack had to say ...

Screening preview: Near the Mountain

Screening preview: Near the Mountain
 This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night. Flynn Donovan’s “Near the Mountain” is a beautiful, fascinating documentary short set in the exotic locale of a Peruvian quarry. Flynn shared the following: This is a  poetic look into the ...

Screening preview: These Candles Burn

Screening preview: These Candles Burn
This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night. Jordan Schopick’s “These Candles Burn” defies categorization. Documentary-cum-poem, perhaps. However you describe it, Jordan’s film is a moving first-person tribute. Jordan had this to say about its genesis: I am 17 and ...

Screening preview: When at the end of my rope…

Screening preview: When at the end of my rope...
This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night. Ryan Harrison’s “When at the end of my rope…” is our only foreign and, indeed, only non-local film. As soon as I saw it, though, I knew I had to show ...

Screening preview: The Cola Man in Space

Screening preview: The Cola Man in Space
This is the first in a series of short posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night. Tom Clark’s film, The Cola Man in Space, is an inventive and intricate mash-up of two things that wouldn’t otherwise come to mind together: a pop-up book and a ...
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