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FRIDAYAugust 22nd
  • 5pm
  • - Red Carpet Arrival / Patron Check-In
  • 5pm-7pm
  • - Reception with Catered Dinner by Vitello’s Express
  • 7pm
  • - Opening Ceremonies
  • - Festival Director Tony Savant Opening Comments
  • - Festival Director Wolfgang Bodison’s Address
  • Welcome Address: Founding Director Robert Carnegie
  • 7:15p – 10p Special Event

  • JAMES FRANCO’S FEATURE – CHILD OF GOD

Child of God IMDB

WEEKENDAugust 23rd & 24th
  • INCLUDES ADMISSION TO ALL FILMS AND EVENTS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY INCLUDING THE CLOSING NIGHT PWFF AWARDS PRESENTATION






Time Slot Tickets are $11 ($10 + $1 txn fee)

SATURDAYAUGUST 23rd

SHORT SHORTS 9a – 10:30a





SHORTS 10:30a – 12p




LUNCH BREAK 12P – 1P
SHORTS 1p – 2:30p




SHORTS 2:30p – 3:30p




SHORT FILMS 3:30p – 5p




5P – 7 DINNER BREAK
FEATURE FILM 7p – 10p




SUNDAYAUGUST 24th
SHORT SHORTS 9a – 10:30a




SHORTS 10:30a – 12p




LUNCH BREAK 12P – 1P
SHORTS 1p – 3p




SHORTS 3-4p




SHORTS 4 – 5p




DINNER BREAK 5P – 7

FEATURED EVENT

7p – 8:00p – Q & A with SPECIAL GUEST





AWARDS

PWFF 2014 AWARDS CEREMONY 8:30p
(23m, Comedy)

DIRECTOR: David Palmieri

PRODUCERS: Laura Azevedo, Anne Schmidt

SCREENPLAY: Laura Azevedo, Anne Schmidt

CAST: Kylia Azevedo-Jones, Darryl Wesley, Phil Tan, Jim Nieb, Joseph Atash, Taylor Ann Trad, Ryan Pratton, Jamie Daniels, Chris Arellano, Daniel Irmas

(104m, Drama)
Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as “a child of God much like yourself perhaps.” Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.
Director: James Franco
Writers: James Franco … (screenplay), Vince Jolivette … (screenplay), Cormac McCarthy … (novel)
PRODUCERS: Caroline Aragon, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy
CAST: James Franco, Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Ciera Danielle, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette, Brian Lally

(5m, Drama)
The story of a man, a woman, and a gun…each with their own secrets.
DIRECTOR: Rachel Troche PRODUCERS: Darren Troche, Rachel Troche SCREENPLAY: Rachel Troche CAST: Nicholas Grock, RACHEL MAZZAGATTI

(3m, Comedy)
Dave gets more than he bargained for at a dinner party for Advertisers.

DIRECTOR: Devin Crittenden

PRODUCERS: Harris Markson, Eddie Shin, Sean Crampton

SCREENPLAY: Harris Markson

CAST: Eddie Shin, Harris Markson, Anastasia Narinskiy

(4m, Comedy)
Johnson needs to fix the Warren account but his ADHD keeps getting in the way.

DIRECTOR: Alan Weischedel

PRODUCERS: Tony Dang, Alan Weischedel, Danny Jordan

SCREENPLAY: Alan Weischedel

CAST: Danny Jordan, Alan Weischedel, Charlotte Richman, Mark Bade

(5m, Comedy)
Cherry Christmas, a comedy following friends Beth and Stacy, proves you must expect the unexpected when secrets are revealed between friends.

DIRECTORS: JULIE STACKHOUSE & NICOLE SCOTTO

PRODUCERS; JULIE STACKHOUSE & NICOLE SCOTTO

SCREENPLAY: JULIE STACKHOUSE & NICOLE SCOTTO

CAST: JULIE STACKHOUSE, NICOLE SCOTTO, JOHN GROODY, JESSICA LOSCHKY

(8m, Drama)
Jason is struggling to stay sober and can’t seem to get his life together, his dead end telemarketing job, ‘shit hole’ apartment and past life mistakes make him want to go back to his old drinking ways. Until he meets Steve, who tries to show him the ropes and help him get back on his feet.

DIRECTOR – Josh Marchette

SCREENPLAY – Josh Marchette

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Josh Marchette

CAST- Josh Marchette, Jay Lacopo, Whitney Allen, Eric Edwards

(9m, Comedy)
Chris gets some dating advice from an award winning film director who knows how to get the best performances out of her actors.

DIRECTOR: CHRIS VALENTI

PRODUCERS: CHRIS VALENTI, Nathan Paul, Chad Kukahiko, Christopher Frederick

SCREENPLAY: CHRIS VALENTI

CAST: CHRIS VALENTI, Kerry Lui, Leilani Wyatt, ALEJANDRA MORIN, Kristine Kreska, EMILY BANKS, Jimi Yamiguishi, Steve Pellegren, IAN GREY, WILKE ITZIN, KIM DESAI, JOEL SLABO, ASHLEY OSBORNE, ANASTASIA NARINSKIY, DEVON GOODMAN

(13m, Drama)
A father celebrates his deceased wife’s birthday with his daughter. She wants to move on and they finally are able to open up to each other about their loss.

DIRECTOR: Devon Goodman

PRODUCERS: Tal Cohen, Charles Brettner

SCREENPLAY: Tal Cohen

CAST: Tal Cohen, Charles Brettner

(11m, Military/Drama)
Two soldiers–AWOL–of the US Marines (Ben and Cody) set out to score on the opium market in Afghanistan. But one of them will realize he is all alone to survive.
DIRECTOR: Joshua Collins ( special guest director: Sam Ciurdar)
PRODUCERS: Eric Krueger, Joshua Collins, Sam Cuirdar, Joshua Bond SCREENPLAY: Joshua Collins
CAST: Joshua Bond, Phil Moore, Joshua Collins

(5m, Comedy)
A man gets a rude awakening when he goes to visit his fiances brother.

Directed By: Ty Leisher

Produced By: Ric Maddox

ScreenPlay: Darryl Wesley

Cast: Darryl Wesley, Tara Conner, Ric Maddox

(22m, Drama)
Two brothers find reconciliation after their father’s death

Director: Dennis Jeantet

Producers: Dennis Jeantet, Luke Martin

Screenplay: Dennis Jeantet, Luke Martin

Cast: Dennis Jeantet, Luke Martin, Lianda Swain, Corinne Jeantet, Val Uff III, Robert Brothers, Ed Wasser, Meghan Strange, Scott Lehman, Stosh Zona

(18m, Drama)
A young journalist interviews a man on death row.

DIRECTOR: Costa Ronin

PRODUCERS: Costa Ronin, Adrian Gaeta

SCREENPLAY: Adrian Gaeta

CAST: Laura Marie Steigers, Leon Russom, Adam Ramirez, Isabel Rodriguez

(24m, Drama)
Dean fell into a life of drugs and despair at an early age, despite being raised by a good family. Through a series of bad choices he finds himself spiraling out of control, leaving him with his only option… rock bottom.

DIRECTOR: Daniel Norris Webb

PRODUCERS: Matthew M. Stevens, Matthew Reis

SCREENPLAY: Dylan McNamara

CAST: Dylan McNamara, Jean Elie, Ashly Osborne, Jim Nieb, Cindy Trost, Matthew Reis, Matthew M. Stevens, Diana Yorker, Helena Claussen

(10m, Comedy)
A couple reveals their respective understanding of the depth of their relationship through their holiday gift exchange.

DIRECTOR: CHRIS VALENTI

PRODUCERS: CHRIS VALENTI, KIM DESAI

SCREENPLAY: CHRIS VALENTI

CAST: CHRIS VALENTI, LAURA AZEVEDO

(4m, Drama)
Two little girls decide to go against their mother’s wishes and watch a bad movie while she’s gone, but spooky things start happening.

DIRECTOR: Julian Surface

PRODUCERS: Kylia Azevedo-Jones

SCREENPLAY: Kylia Azevedo-Jones

CAST: Kylia Azevedo-Jones, Oceania Vaillancourt, Chanelle Vaillancourt-Byrd

(20m, Comedy)
A grandmother escapes her old age home to break her teenage granddaughter out of jail. Starring Academy Award-nominated actress Sally Kellerman (Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H).

DIRECTOR: Ellen Houlihan

PRODUCERS: Mei Melancon, Almitra Corey, Ellen Houlihan

SCREENPLAY: Ellen Houlihan

CAST: Sally Kellerman, Betsy Franco, Tara Lynne Barr, Ash Lendzion, Henry Wolfe Gummer, Halston Sage, Mei Melancon, Lynsey Bartilson, Matt Heder, Drew Droege, Tim Brennen, Daisy McCrackin, Liz Carey, George Basil

(5m, Drama)
Marie struggles with overcoming a great loss, for which she has blamed herself.

DIRECTOR: Nicole Scotto

PRODUCERS: Nicole Scotto, S. Hamza Ahmad

SCREENPLAY: Nicole Scotto

CAST: Nicole Scotto, Julie Stackhouse, Sabastian Bartolewski, Austin Brady

(18m, Drama)
A man spends a poignant birthday celebration with his terminally ill partner.

DIRECTOR: Kathleen Randazzo

PRODUCERS: JOEL SLABO, JOSHUA DENHARDT

SCREENPLAY: DOUG VAN BEBBER

CAST: DOUG VAN BEBBER, WILLIAM GABRIEL GRIER

(14m, Sci-Fi Thriller)
A war wages on a distant planet. A killer lurks among the ranks.

DIRECTOR: Dennis Donovan

PRODUCERS: Bob Cammisa, Dennis Donovan

SCREENPLAY: Dennis Donovan

CAST: David Abramsky, Peter Forde, Matthew Mccurdy, Justin Chauncey, Roland Lane

(14m, Romantic Comedy)
Two people decide to give dating a second chance. But friends,ex girlfriends, and life gets in the way of that.

Director: Arya Moghaddam

Producer: Tal Cohen

ScreenPlay: Darryl Wesley, Alysha Young

Cast: Darryl Wesley, Alysha Young, Byron Johnson, Adam Zeitoun, Claude Racine, Kirstie Mchugh, Laura Azevedo

(22m, Drama)
When a pianist finds out that his father is dying from cancer while he is preparing for his debut concert, his silent struggle finally bursts into painful screams.

Director: Ellis Meng Meng

Producers: Ellis Meng Meng, Jia Feng

Screenplay: Ellis Meng Meng

Cast: Andrew Bering, Charles Fathy, Ellis Meng Meng, Jim Nieb, Ravi Sinha Smith, Callum Joyce

(18m, Drama)
At rock bottom, Derek, a young alcoholic/addict sets out to take his own life. Upon following the vision of a mysterious figure, Derek experiences a spiritual moment of clarity that will lead him to make decisions that will change his entire life forever.

DIRECTOR: AARON JUSTICE

PRODUCERS: AARON JUSTICE, VIRGINIA CRAWFORD

SCREENPLAY: AARON JUSTICE

CAST: AARON JUSTICE, VIRGINIA CRAWFORD, JONATHAN LIPNICKI, Julian Mitchell, Jean Febbrari

(11m, Comedy)
It’s almost Halloween and a serial killer known as C. Grin is on the prowl. Everyone is on the look out except for a prankster named Skylar who doesn’t take the warnings from her friends seriously and finds herself in a “not funny” situation.

DIRECTOR: KIM BEAVERS

PRODUCERS: KIM BEAVERS, VIRGINIA CRAWFORD

SCREENPLAY: KIM BEAVERS, VIRGINIA CRAWFORD

CAST: VIRGINIA CRAWFORD, KIM BEAVERS, TONY CALLE, Chris Cross, VICTORIA PARK, SEAN CRAMPTON, Luke Loving, TAYLOR ANN TRAD, JEFFREY OLIPHANT, SARA TOMKO, Robert Wally


(90m, Mockumentary, Comedy)
The world’s most famous male porn star, Richard Peter Johnson, retires at the height of his career to pursue his dream of acting

Director: Devin Crittenden

Producers: Sean Crampton, Devin Crittenden, Gabriel Grier, Harris Markson, Jeffrey Oliphant, Andrew Booth, & Jarid Grier

Screenplay: Devin Crittenden, (Story) Sean Crampton & Devin Crittenden

Cast: Sean Crampton, Devin Crittenden, Kyle Brady, Sarah Elizabeth Johnston, Gabriel Grier, Harris Markson, Beth Goldberg, Eddie Shin, Miguel Rios, Rik Baron, Jeffrey Oliphant, Kim Beavers, Wolfgang Bodison, Andrea Dantas, Jacqueline Guzman Cereceres, Anne Schmidt, Jim Nieb, Ash Lendzion, Jessica Cyrell, Danny Jordan, Hilary Dusome, Graham Beckett, Elytè Salna, Michelle Coyle, Jamie Daniels, Froilan Regal, Jim Parrack & James Franco.

(5m, comedy)
Two bitter rivals learn to work together
DIRECTOR: Kat Meduski, James Pepe
PRODUCERS: Kat Meduski, James PepeSCREENPLAY: Kat MeduskiCAST: KISHA BARR, MICHAEL BIRD, SEBASTIAN BARTOLEWSKI, SCOTT LEHMAN, KAT MEDUSKI, JAMES PEPE, Brutus

(5m, Comedy)
Three broke friends come up with a plan to make money, which goes horribly wrong.

DIRECTOR: Jessica Loschky

PRODUCERS: Jessica Loschky, Luke Martin, Nicole Scotto

SCREENPLAY: Jessica Loschky, Luke Martin, Nicole Scotto

CAST: Jessica Loschky, Luke Martin, Nicole Scotto

(Drama, 5m)
Dating ain’t what it use to be!

DIRECTOR: Jahnna Lee Randall

PRODUCERS: Jahnna Lee Randall, Somya von Eames

SCREENPLAY: Jahnna Lee Randall

CAST: Gizmo the Chihuahua, Jahnna Lee Randall, Somya von Eames, Anne Schmidt, Katherine L Matthews, William Gabriel Grier, CJ Heston, Jennifer Black, Tomek Kosalka, Sashah Askari, Julien Marlon Samani, Todd Stroik

(7m, Comedy)
The morning after a one-night stand between two adorable, sexy nerds.

DIRECTOR: Alex Odin

PRODUCERS: Ali Kane

SCREENPLAY: Tyler Wilson Schnabel

CAST: Tyler Wilson Schnabel, Alisha Ricardi

(5m, )
A couple seeks professional help for a “delicate” issue

Director: Luke Martin

Producers: Luke Martin, Dennis Jeantet

Screenplay: Dennis Jeantet, Luke Martin, Rachel Baiocco

Cast: Luke Martin, Dennis Jeantet, Jessica Loschky, Rachel Baiocco, John Giordano, Jared Myers, James Collins

(Drama, 5m)

(7m, comedy)
When Mike is forced to invite his stuttering, awkward and suicidal roommate Jesse on a double date, Mike’s life comes to a halt.

DIRECTOR: Patrick Bautista and Nick Buda

PRODUCERS: Nick Buda

SCREENPLAY: Patrick Bautista and Nick Buda

CAST: Nick Buda, Patrick Bautista, Kevin Grossman, Camille Balsamo
Tannon Simcox and Alina Patrick

(8m, Comedy)
Insight into what women really think about dating, babies, and marriage.

DIRECTOR: Heidi Schlitt

PRODUCERS: Heidi Schlitt, Heather Schlitt, Joseph T. Case, Chad Layman, Heather Lee Moss

SCREENPLAY: Heather Schlitt, Heidi Schlitt, Heather Lee Moss

CAST: Greg Albanetti, Joshua Albright, Emily Banks, Charles Brettner, Jake Bucher, Melanie Burstin, Jamie Chandler, Andrea Conrad, Sydney Guillaume, Jenifer Jenkins, Caren Larkey, Chad Layman, Heather Lee Moss, Dionne Neish, Debra Olson-Tolar, Heather Schlitt, and Ashley Renee Scott

(13m, Drama)
A young man chooses the wrong way to make money for his sister’s college and ends up being the get away driver of his mother’s murderer.

DIRECTOR: Nasho Aleksi

PRODUCERS; Nasho Aleksi, Jeremiah Alley, Marc Gittleman, Souren Shaginian

SCREENPLAY: Nasho Aleksi

CAST: Kelsey Caesar, ALYSHA YOUNG, Robert Factor, Saladin Florence, Sheawn Morales, Marquis Harper, Kyra Locke, Mindee De Lacey, Windsor Gaspard, Souren Shaginian.

(12m, Drama)
After not seeing each other since they broke up four years ago, Anna and Sam reunite under fortuitous circumstances only to find themselves now married, however still obviously in love.
DIRECTOR: Amanda MacLachlan
PRODUCERS: Amanda MacLachlan, Jennette MacLachlan
SCREENPLAY: Amanda MacLachlan
CAST: AMANDA MACLACHLAN, Zack Conroy, Tom Payne, Bethany Webb, Andrew Gray McDonnell, NATALIE CHMIEL, KATIE LYNN RYAN, MATTHEW MILITANO, Cameron Klippsten, JACQUELYN DEME, ANDREA DANTES, KATHERINE ADAMS, ASHLEY SCARROTT

(16m, Drama)
Cinder Ellen James is a bright, yet socially awkward girl, who believes that all she needs for the gorgeous, unreachable Max to fall in love with her is one chance. However, she soon realizes that, for a “pumpkin”, love in real life is far away from her beloved fairy tales.

DIRECTOR: Fi Dieter

PRODUCER: Maan B.

SCREENPLAY: Fi Dieter

CAST: Jacquelynn Camden, Travis Daniel Brown, Billy McCartney, Danielle Stritmatter, Spencer McCarty, Forrest Law, Marius Layus, Blake Frederick, Franklin Mejía

(18m, Drama)
An afternoon party is interrupted by an unexpected guest from the past.

DIRECTOR: Lloyd Culberson

PRODUCER: Lloyd Culberson

SCREENPLAY: Lloyd Culberson

CAST: Kathleen Randazzo, Rebecca Fraiser, Drew Harwood, Lloyd Culberson, Jenna Guercio, Anthony Ficco

(11m, Drama)
I Wasn’t Me is a POV short film about one man’s struggle to remember his tragic night of intoxication. Waking up naked in a park to a terrible feeling of regret, he pieces together his night, which centers on a love interest.

DIRECTOR: Stephen Ohl

PRODUCERS: Stephen Ohl, Drew Tholke

SCREENPLAY: Stephen Ohl

CAST: Stephen Ohl, Jonah Ehrenreich, Jennifer Beatty, Emily Greco, Sedina Sokolovic, Scott Monahan, Drew Tholke

(20m, Crime Drama)
Two men are hiding out in a secluded roadside motel. One is worried, the other’s bored. And there’s a maid too, always pushing her cart past their drawn curtains, never unnoticed.

DIRECTOR: Eirin R Strickland

PRODUCER: Cynthia Bravo

SCREENPLAY: Eirin R Strickland

CAST: Anthony Montes, Sam LaFrance, Daniela Azuaje, Bella Eva Giorgio and Christophe Ivins

(7m, Drama)
When a sad and lonely girl loses someone close to her, she makes a rash decision thus taking her into a strange and dark world.

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Acosta

PRODUCERS: Golan Ramras

SCREENPLAY: Nicholas Acosta

CAST: Ciera Danielle, Tom Schneiders, Taylor Ann Trad, and Nicholas Acosta

(77min, Drama)
Jon Kazden is a real estate agent working in the family business and as the black sheep of the family in the eyes of his father he can do nothing right. In an attempt to prove everyone wrong he takes drastic action to secure a deal he believes will take him from the bottom to the top of the real estate game.
DIRECTOR: Chris Schwanitz
PRODUCERS: Michali Cohen, Clint Brink, Chris Schwanitz
SCREENPLAY: Chris Schwanitz
CAST: Clint Brink, Tucker McCoy, Blake Berris, Sam Murphy, Erin Schwanitz, Caileigh Scott, Peter Fluet, Chris Alvarado, Dustin Bayers, Ian Evarts, Sam Alsadi, Nikki Breanne Wells, Daniel Nicolas, Gleb Kaminer, Hugh Mun, Naomi Cohen, Willem Van Der Vegt, Brent Anthony, Cassandra Suarez, Natalee Ann Elguera, Danielle Rollins, Parisa Pourhabib, Ruth Bond, Elodie Hara, Matthew Scott Payne, Sandra Favero, Michael Evans, Nina Lisa Tomlinson, Georgina Tolentino, Daniel Roberts.

(6m, Sci-fi,Comedy)
Two friends decided to take time into their own hands while hanging out at a bar.

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Acosta

PRODUCERS: Alan Weischedel, Danny Jordan, and Tony Dang

SCREENPLAY: Alan Weischedel

CAST: Danny Jordan, Lincoln Hoppe, Keong Sim, Alli Cripe, Harris Markson, Tony Dang, and Alan Weischedel

(9m, Cark Comedy)
Jeff and Dave had one job – to bury Bob. And then Bob’s phone rang…

DIRECTOR: Matt Whitaker

PRODUCERS: Russ Kendall, Adam Anderegg, Micah Merrill

SCREENPLAY: Matt Whitaker

CAST: Lincoln Hoppe, D.L. Walker, Kyle Tresner and Katie Geilman

(Action, 6m)
A young woman tries to escape her criminal past with a drug corporation. She has to confront the man who brought her into the Game and whom she trusted and loved before the corporation left her to die on the assignment.
Directed by: Sam Hargrave Screenplay by: Sam Hargrave and Monique Ganderton Produced by: Bill Block Cast: Eugenia Kuzmina*, Mark Pellegrino, Monique Ganderton

(14m, Horror Thriller)
A wheelchair bound girl returns to her mothers estate after 10 years and although she is told she’s away, she keeps seeing her mother’s dead body on the estate.

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Acosta

PRODUCERS: Golan Ramras

SCREENPLAY: Golan Ramras

CAST: Laura Marie Steigers, Elissa Shay, Lincoln Hoppe, and Alli Cripe

(22m, drama)
On the precipice of making life changing decisions, a young woman struggles with the memories of her past in order to face her uncertain future.

DIRECTOR: AARON JUSTICE

PRODUCERS: AARON JUSTICE, VICTORIA PARK, MATTHEW MCGEE, VIRGINIA CRAWFORD

SCREENPLAY: AARON JUSTICE

CAST: VIRGINIA CRAWFORD, ANNE SCHMIDT, TYLER JACK RICE, Jacqueline Crawford, Keeley Ippolito, Marley Ippolito

President, Producer, Bold Films
Member
Producers Guild of America (PGA)
Film Independent
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
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