Skip Shea et al ran a great film festival last year. They want to build on that success and grow the event. Is that a good idea? Well the Boston Film Industry is going to be there next week to find out. Maybe you are curious? Anyway, the press release is below with the lineup and information on the tickets. See you there.
From: Skip Shea, Harvest Tide Productions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shawna Shea Film Festival Year 3: Bigger, Better With Two Full Days of Indie Cinema
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Nov. 10, 2014) – The 3rd annual Shawna Shea Film Festival (SSFF)
http://www.shawnasheaff.com/ has grown this year with two full days of indie cinema at the
Somerville Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, 2014 in Somerville.
SSFF honors the independent spirit of the late Shawna Shea, the daughter of local filmmaker Skip Shea, and brings together independent filmmakers and while supporting young women graduating from high school and starting off on their path in the world.
“Our family is very excited to see such a tremendous interest in our mission and what has
become a fantastic annual gathering of independent filmmakers from the U.S and around the
world,” said Shea. “Shawna loved theater, performing and acting and she would really appreciate this kind of film festival, one that brings together the best and brightest of indie film and showcases innovative creativity in this corner of the film world. It’s the best way we can honor Shawna as an independent spirit.”
Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shawna-shea-film-festival-tickets-14100455843
The festival lineup is:
Friday Nov. 21
Local Block, 2 to 4 p.m.
“Monae’s Room” by Raeshelle Cooke; “Always a Reason” by Chris Esper; “Raising
Matty Christian” by Christian De Rezendes
Horror Shorts Block, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
“The Demon Deep In Oklahoma” by Lance R. Marshall; “Silk” by Rob Himebaugh;
“Slow Burn” by Stephen Martin; “Deception” by Josh Zini; ‘M is for Mundane” by
Andrea Wolan; “Picket” by Izzy Lee; “Gloom” by Randy Memoli
Horror Feature Block, 7 to 9 p.m.
Opens with short film “Cyclic” by Sean Carmichael; followed by feature “Alice D” by
Saturday November 22
Foreign Block, 2 to 4 p.m. “Butterfly Fluttering” by Roman Kayumov; “Silence” by Pegah Arzi; “Luminaris” by
Juan Pablo Zaramella; “Mi Ojo Derecho” by Josecho de Linares; “Porque Hay Cosas
Que Nunca Se Olvidan (Because There Are Things We Never Forget)” by Lucas M.
Feature Block 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Opens with trailer for “The Loudest Sound” by Jason Miller; and short “Out of the
Night” by Skip Shea; followed by feature “Complicity” by CB Harding
Feature Block 7 to 9 p.m.
Opens with short “The Actor” by Mike Messier and Skip Shea; and short “Alright” by
Sean Carmichael; followed by feature “Lies I Told My Little Sister” by William J.
The film awards ceremony follows immediately after in the theatre at 9:30 p.m.
SSFF benefits the Shawna Shea Memorial Scholarship which was established in 1999 after
Shawna at 16 tragically lost her life in an automobile accident. Her twin sister Erin and her
classmates memorialized Shawna by raising $10,000 and establishing this unique scholarship, which is awarded annually to a female Uxbridge High School graduate who exhibits Shawna’s special individualism that imprinted a lasting impression on everyone she touched in her short life. Since then, dozens of young women graduates from Uxbridge High School have received this award to continue their education. “We are truly blessed to provide this support in Shawna’s name since we know she would always want to help her friends and anyone who lives on the margins and deserves everything beautiful that life can give,” said Shea.
The Shawna Shea Memorial Scholarship Fund also includes a memorial award in the name of Michael Liberty, Shawna’s cousin. This award is presented to a male Uxbridge High School graduate who exhibits the qualities of inclusion and respect for all abilities and interests. Each year, Shawna’s family members and friends create fun and meaningful events to sustain The Shawna Shea Memorial Scholarship Fund to continue this legacy that honors Shawna, her character and her values.