The Newfound Film Making Club (NFMC) will host a double-feature movie premiere event on June 26 starting at 6:00 pm at the Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton, NH. The club will be showing two of it’s original short films. Both are horror movies with a similar theme of “descending into insanity”, but each is filmed in a very different style.
The two original, short films being featured at the event were written, directed, edited by and star members of the NFMC. The Club was founded in 2012 by Newfound Regional High School students, Sam Kench andShaun Hathaway. Since its inception, in addition to making short films, the club has filmed several short comedy sketches and action shorts which can be viewed on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/user/tamguardians2.
The first short film of the evening will be “Fading Humanity”. The original screenplay was written by Kench and Hathaway. They drew inspiration for their short film from the book “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding and the movie “The Shining” directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the Stephen King novel with the same name. The film stars Kench and Hathaway as well as local theater favorite, Rebecca Turmel who starred as Peter in this year’s Newfound Community Theater production of “Peter Pan”. The gorgeous colors of autumn along the Pemi River are a bold contrast to the dark subject matter of the film.
The second film of the evening is the premiere of “A Lapse in Sanity” written and directed by Sam Kench. This is short black and white film with a very creepy,Darren Aronofsky feel. The director described the movie as “ a surreal nightmarish descent into insanity.” Kench gave further insight into the film saying that, “Some say your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. “A Lapse in Sanity” can be seen as an allegory for what your mind creates in those precious seconds before death. The mind creates a false, dream-like, reality to try and escape the imminent death, but the mind cannot fully distance itself from the true horror and instead throws the main character into a demented frenzy of horrifying images and brings him along a trail of his deepest phobias on his path towards death. A lot can happen in the blink of an eye.”