DAMNTIONLAND 2010 – The One That Started it All
This years programs include:
-Consumption- by [dog] and [pony] Pictures (Nick Poulin and Krister Rollins)
-20/20- by Gitgo Productions (Kate Kaminski, Betsy Carson, and Reggie Burrows Hodges)
-A Bell in the Yard- by Mint Films (dir. Jeff Griecci)
-Shambles- by Laughing Man Films (dir. Torrey Alan Johnson)
-Last Call- by Page Street Studios (Christian and Sarah Matzke)
-Undone- by Camlin and Sons (Jeremy Alexander and Dave Camin)
-Humoresque- by Strongpaw Productions (Allen Baldwin and Jayson Lobozzo)
DAMNATIONLAND 2011 – Damnationland Returns
This years films include:
— 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 filmhere.
— 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.
— Forgiveness — directed by David Meiklejohn. A vengeful spy survives an assasination attempt and takes revenge on the man who tried to kill her.
DAMNATIONLAND 2012 – Bride of Damnationland
This years films include:
-Merrow- A study in the calm terror of the inevitable, “Merrow” tells an otherwordly love story between a man and his mistress of the sea. As their intense relationship winds towards its tragic end, the couple becomes more entwined in a macabre dance of strength, support, and codependence.
Written and directed by Allen Baldwin
Starring Casey Turner and Jeremiah McDonald
-Parallaxis- Due to planetary catastrophe, a young couple flees an overpopulated city wrought with panic, social unrest, and murderous intent. They travel to a secluded island searching for solace only to find that physical distance cannot save them from the madness that the universe has bestowed upon the world.
Written and directed by Regina Bartholomew
Cinematography by Marc Bartholomew
Starring Kris Stratos and Crystal Rose Vaccaro
-Carrying Place- In a rural township, an aging woman is plagued by a stranger demanding a “blessing” and a “sacrifice.” Inspired by Maine history, “Carrying Place” explores a quiet horror close to home.
Directed by The Sisters Grumbling
Written by Megan Grumbling
Produced by Amy Grumbling
Starring Paul Haley, Michael Howard, and Deborah Paley
-Raw Footage- There are no places to obtain supplies or get help on the ’100 Mile Wood’ section of the Appalachian Trail in northern Maine. This raw footage tape is the property of the Bangor Police Homicide Division, and part of an ongoing murder investigation.
Written and directed by Kyle Rankin
Starring Jamie Tisdale, Wayne Alon Scott, Nate Aldrich, and Rob O’Malley
-Raid of the Vomit-Blood Fiends- All is well when a husband and wife discuss politics over a candlelit dinner. That is, until the butler misplaces the wine.
Written and directed by R.J. Wilson
Starring Anthony Ellison, Lisa Bol, and Adam Wroblewski
DAMNATIONLAND 2013 – Damnationland Lives!
This years films include:
-NATAL- By Bonfire Films. Directed by Corey Norman. Starring Jessica Fratus, Erik Moody, Andrew Sawyer, and Chara Victoria Gannett.
Synopsis: After a recent suicide attempt, three friends bring Carissa to her family’s cabin for a weekend of rest. When she starts hearing scratching in the walls, she begins questioning her own sanity as her world spirals out of control.
-Penelope; Once Upon A Time In The Woods – by Moving Circle Pictures. Directed by Jennifer Widor Smith. Starring Sophey Potter, Jane Ackermann & Robert Logan.
Synopsis: A dark fairy tale set in the Maine woods, where evil twists the imagination of a young girl as her older sister gets pulled to the horrors that lurk within.
-Syrup – by Through The Door Productions. Directed by Caroline O’Connor and Everett Bunker. Starring Anna Gravel and Ranin Brown.
Synopsis: What begins as a quaint morning in New England becomes a nightmare over breakfast.
-Detour – by Merobi Films. Directed by Gary Robinov and Dean Merrill. Staring Brian Chamberlain & Astrea Campbell-Cobb
Synopsis: A recovering drug addict struggling with anxiety and depression decides to let go of the past and embrace the new person he hopes he can be, when a stranger enters his life. As he tries to stay clean and sober–he realizes he must fight to stay alive.
-Natsuki- by Titleless Productions. Directed by Shehzad Popat. Starring Salima Ali & Shehzad Popat
Synopsis: Natsuki, a forsaken Portlander, lives what it means to be damned.
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