The Colony Theater will kick off its fourth annual film festival this weekend, Friday October 16.
Organizers Hunt Brawley and Mic Molinaro joined Allison Rhea on WTAP @ 5 to talk about this years event.
COLONY FILM FESTIVAL – SCREENING SCHEDULE
Friday, October 16, 2009
6:00 pm – 6:05 pm Introductions
6:05 pm – 6:20 pm We Can Work It Out
John Nicolozakes\Cambridge, OH\Short-Non-Student-Local\7 min
Host of the talk show “We Can Work It Out”, Stewart Johnson interviews Barley Rancher, a man who
was widowed by a tractor and hates them with a passion. Things heat up when a tractor psychologist,
Dr. Phyllis, and two tractor activists join the show, and take a dangerous turn when Stewart and his
guests visit a tractor in person. Can Stewart really “Work It Out?’
6:20 pm – 6:55 pm Double Minded
Richmond Felton\Virginia Beach, VA\Short, Student-Regent University\30 min
Maryanne must recover from the death of her father, but because he had not been affectionate, and
indeed, had been somewhat abusive while she was young, she must learn how to free herself from the
self-imposed prison within her mind.
6:55 pm – 7:10 pm The Painted Gun
Steve Leath\Virginia Beach, VA\Short, Student-Regent University\9 min
Growing up for Marshall is hard enough, but it becomes out-right dangerous when a gun is involved.
7:10 pm – 7:30 pm What’s in a the Box
Tory Nelson\Granger, IN\Short, Student-Huntington University\15 min
When a young couple moves into their first house, they find an old steamer trunk. Along with a couple
of friends, they muse over where it came from and how it arrived; from chivalrous adventures to an
over-the top bank heist. Will the content’s of the box match up to their expectations?
7:30 – 7:50 The Booby Trap
Eric Bednarowicz\Chicago, IL\Short, Student-Columbia College\10 min
“The Booby Trap” is a comedy about a couple of boys who find a breast-feeding video, and decide to
watch it while they’re home alone. Trouble arises when Mom comes back, and the tape gets stuck in the
7:50 pm – 8:10 pm Break
8:10 pm – 8:25 pm Imagine This
Mike McNeese – scOtt Summitt\Baltimore, OH\Short\Non-Student\7 min
Becky Frank is a romance novelist who is struggling to create the perfect man for her latest book. When
her agent pushes up the deadline, Becky takes drastic measures to develop the right guy for the job and
uses her own past relationships as a guideline. After a few unsuccessful and hilarious attempts, she
decides to get some fresh air and takes a walk in the park. Becky will soon realize that inlove, it’s not
about finding the perfect one. It’s about finding the perfect one for your.
8:25 pm – 8:40 pm Waiting for the Sky to Fall Marc Wiskemann\Columbus, OH\Short, Non-
Carla meets Dan when he stops in at the only bar in town. He’s just passing through but they are two
lonely people in an even lonelier world. Unfortunately, sometimes when two ships don’t pass in the
night, the impact can be deadly.
8:40 pm – 10:40 pm The Ballad of Faith Divine
Jason Hall\Marietta, OH\Feature Length, Student-Ohio University-Local\1 hr 58 min
A quiet young woman works with a psychiatrist to find her voice. When she is pared with another
patient, the bold new treatment (part music therapy, part assertiveness training) works well. Then it
works too well. And then things start to go screwy….
Saturday, October 17, 2009
12 Noon – 12:05 pm Introduction
12:05 pm – 12:25 pm Size 8
Adam Stover-Scott Luter\Given, WV\Short\Student-WVY-Parkersburg\15 min
Size 8 is the story of Shelly, a young woman stuck in a dead-end job at the local dry cleaning service.
Finding her job monotonous and looking for a way to escape from the doldrums of her everyday life,
Shelly begins secretly borrowing garments from her customers. Each Saturday she chooses one garment
from the dry cleaners to take home for the weekend, only to return it cleaned and pressed to her
customer on Monday morning. Wearing the borrowed clothes, she imagines her life under much
different circumstances. When a household accident forces her to abandon the privacy of her inner
world, fantasy and reality are forced to collide.
12:25 pm – 2:05 pm This is Not the South
Karen Sabo-Derek Davidson\New Philadelphia, OH\Feature Length, Non-Student\1 hr 28min
As they explore the beauty and complexity of the Appalachian city of Bristol, which bestrides two
states, three friends realize that they have a lot more to learn from each other than they had originally
thought. With a backdrop of NASCAR, a Magritte painting, the Confederate flag, and a lot of stolen
soda, they find that defining themselves and each other is a much more complex and ultimately
rewarding attempt than it first seemed.
2:05 pm – 2:30 pm Transposition
Jonathon Overbay\Virginia Beach, VA\Short, Student-Regent University\22 min
In the very near future, swapping bodies to live a more fulfilling life has become a distinct possibility; in
fact, some people get new bodies regularly. But, Jackson Clarey learns that changing the body does not
change the mind or the soul.
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm The Fugue
Paul Awad\Reston, VA\Feature Length, Non-Student\1 hr 15 min
Nora Dunn is a struggling artist desperately trying to recover from a childhood trauma, but her life is
turned upside down when she is haunted by the vision of a long dead childhood friend. Is the spirit a
hallucination or a foreshadowing of something worse to come? It is up to Dan Tsang, a young police
detective to solve the mystery and save Nora before it is too late.
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Seminar: Audio for Film
Presented by David Traugh, Emmy Award Winning Composer
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner Break
6:30 pm – 6:35 pm Introduction
6:30 pm – 6:50 pm Cold Feet
Jeffrey A. Dear\Virginia Beach, VA\Short, Student-Regent University\12 min
Melissa knows that she loves her fiancée, but she knows that romance will not get them through the hard
times, when questioning their reasons for getting married should be rock solid. But it seems that Melissa
is the only one who realizes her dilemma; except for Jerry, her mother’s fiancée.
6:50 pm – 7:05 pm After Hours
Jason Eberly\Fort Wayne, IN\Short, Student –Huntington University-LA Film Studies Center\8 min
When a quiet yet goofy third-shift janitor falls for a beautiful law clerk, his dreams of even knowing her
name seem far-fetched. But, when the lights go down low and he’s all alone, his imagination and his feet
take flight! Whether dancing with his broom or a fancied version of the clerk, our noble janitor is
whisked away into a dream that just might have a chance at reality. Starring Evan Kasprzak, a Top 20
star on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” “After Hours” is a soaring homage to dance sequences
of the golden age of Hollywood musicals.
7:05 pm – 7:40 pm The Paradigm Shift
Sam Holdren/Jon Barr\Hurricane, WV\Short, Student-Temple University\26 min
The repercussions are immediate when activist/history professor Arthur Collins assigns his class to plan
the assassination of the President of the United States. Life becomes particularly tough for his teaching
assistant TK, whose reluctance to choose a side plants the timid young man right in the middle.
7:40 pm – 7:55 pm Keynote Speaker: Danny Boyd
Professor and Filmmaker, West Virginia State University
7:55 pm – 8:15 pm Break
8:15 pm – 8:25 pm Awards Ceremony
8:25 pm – 9:30 pm Quantum Effect
John Rost\Virginia Beach, VA\Short, Student-Regent University\32 min
In the year 2027, a new past is invented when a particular accelerator experiment goes drastically wrong.
Mayhem and murder result in a prison in 1947, 80 years earlier because of the accelerator accident.
Physicist Paul Adamson suddenly becomes Father Paul Adamson and must resolve what went wrong in
a 1947 prison execution.
9:30 pm – 11:30 pm Vitreous Floaters
Justin Jones\Chicago, IL\Feature Length, Non-Student\1 hr 26 min
A few drinks and a little romantic chaos can unleash feelings too strong to ignore. A group of students
try to figure out what they want and how to get it as they navigate the harrows of love and sex in