In our second year, we featured four short films and a suite of short animations that thrilled audiences in ten different theaters around Maine. Watch the trailer below, and keep reading for synopses, links, and further information about previous Damnationland films.
— American Waste — directed by Michael Hadley. A disturbing series of animations focusing on the gruesome and sometimes humorous everyday horror of the American dream. Watch the title animation “American Waste” here.
— Keeper’s Refrain — by Ben Kahn and Jayson Lobozzo. Based on the legendary account of a mid-19th century lighthouse keeper and his wife, this film is about the tedium and isolation of living and working on a remote island in Maine, and also of a husband’s last great effort to change the course of his marriage. Read an article about the film here.
— Are You The Walkers? — directed by Derek Kimball. This film continues in the spirit of the traditional supernatural folktale. Two men seek to deter a creeping divergence in their friendship by retreating deep into the Maine woods for the weekend. Caught in a sudden and severe blizzard, their relationship unravels as they are visited by a voice that calls to them from the storm. Watch the trailer here.
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Full details about all the films we screened in our inaugural program are coming soon.