The wind shows no favorites. Anyone can win.
American Sailors takes you on board and behind the scenes as four great skippers prepare for and race their boats in the longest and oldest freshwater race in the world.
The Chicago Yacht Club expanded the field to more than 400 boats for the historic 100th running of the magnificent race from Navy Pier in Chicago to beautiful Mackinac Island. See and experience the race as never before, aboard the Windquest (the previous year's overall winner), the Windancer (John Nedeau races his record 61st Mac), the Peerless (with first time skipper Brian Torreson), and the Souvenir (skippered by school teach Steve Schiller).
There's no better seat in the house to see a yacht race for what it is - a test of skill, teamwork, and technology, all at the mercy of the unpredictable wind.
A wonderful island, an amazing Planet...
"THE WILD PEARL" celebrates its World Premiere at the NUHOFilmFest. This is the directorial debut of filmmaker A.S Galey and is a siren song for nature conservation. Featuring the exotic backdrop of West Indian Cuba as its canvas, the film challenges us to think about climate change. This awesome mixture of image and sound, original music and a pulsing narrative takes us on a journey into an unknown region of the Caribbean Sea.
THE WILD PEARL is the first feature documentary about wildlife and ecosystems that has been filmed in this beautiful Central American nation. It is a labor of love that has taken two years to complete and there is more to follow with a series of seven episodes. If you are a fan of "Blackfish" this doc is for you!"
A Convention Documentary
Kyle Kuchta has a self-proclaimed obsession with horror films. Upon discovering the phenomenon of horror conventions, the young genre fanatic finally felt like a part of a community. Now he's traveling to conventions all across America to find out why horror brings people together. Featuring interviews with Tom Atkins (Night of the Creeps, Halloween III), Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Holliston), Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and more, "Fantasm" explores people's fascination with the genre and the desire to form a community.
PERSEVERANCE: The uplifting and shocking tale of Dr. Billy Taylor, one of Michigan's greatest running backs. The film highlights Taylor's roller coaster ride to recovery as he battles addiction for years and ends up homeless, Taylor eventually gets sober, earns a PhD in educational leadership, and opens a 160-bed facility (by way of his nonprofit organization, Get Back Up) for men in crisis in the Detroit area.
"A Never Was Been"
A Never-Was-Been was written and directed by Sean Pamphilon an Emmy Award winning producer and Peabody Award winner who has already made some of the most influential sports documentaries in recent years.
The most influential of Sean%u2019s work The United States of Football boasts the 2nd ever largest theatrical release for a sports documentary. ESPN%u2019s 30 for 30 film Run Ricky Run also received wild acclaim and became one of the highest viewed episodes in the entire series with nearly 1 million viewers tuned in for the premier alone. Sean Pamphilion was also responsible for breaking the BountyGate scandal surrounding the New Orleans Saints in 2012.
Sean is also credited with directing Playing with Rage with Royce Toni in 2006, the story of the mothers, daughters, sisters and warriors who play on the 100%u2032s of professional football teams in America.
Sean began his career as a production assistant for ESPN after graduating from Brown University in 1993. From 1995-2010, he has had his films, documentaries and essays featured on ESPN, FOX, ABC, NBC, USA, CNN, and the NFL Network over 50 times.
In an effort to honor one of his childhood heroes, the late George Plimpton, filmmaker Sean Pamphilon has decided to continue Mr. Plimptons%u2019 brand of participatory storytelling by documenting his experience as a middle-aged man trying to re-capture glory that never actually existed. At age 11, Sean Pamphilon was diagnosed with a circulatory disease that robbed him of his speed and left him with chronically swollen ankles only a mother or pregnant woman could love. As a freshman at age 14, Sean decided to get into high school baseball, but unfortunately tore his rotator cuff. A year later, during his sophomore season, he threw his last competitive pitch after yet another arm injury.
Over a quarter century since playing in a competitive baseball game, we find Sean a few months shy of his 44th birthday, bloated, and 50 pounds overweight. With a soft landing atop Twinkies and fast food, Pamphilon had hit rock bottom. What does a man-who peaked at 12, athletically%u2013do when he passes over the apex of life%u2019s hill and is headed down the other side? Does he pick up the pace toward diabetes and a steady decline in health? Or does he lose 50 pounds, get down to his college weight, hit the batting cage and go play baseball with a bunch of players he has no business competing against?
A westerner, raised secretly in Japan during the Edo Period, embarks on a bloody quest for revenge.
Kimura is a Westerner, living secretly in Japan during the Edo Period. During this time no outsiders were allowed into the country on penalty of death. As a child he washed ashore after a fatal shipwreck and was saved by the remote Aido clan. They gave him sympathy, took him in, and raised him as one of their own. However when the Shogun Lord Fujiwara Hidemoto caught wind of this betrayal to the Emperor he had the entire Aido clan massacred, taking their family crest from Lord Aido's dead body as a souvenir. Only Kimura escaped.
Kimura trained, pushing himself to the limits so that he could one day take his revenge. When he found out that Lord Hidemoto would be personally participating in the Battle of Sekigahara, he decided to make his move. However, moments before he was able to fulfill his destiny, a mercenary for hire name Muma took the kill for himself, along with the Aido family crest. Now, with Kimura's vengeance displaced onto this new foe, he scours the land to find Muma and take back what is rightfully his.
An ebay seller discovers his new camera has hidden powers tat could make him very rich.
Living with Imperfections is a drama of a 23 year old college going Alisha who falls in a trap of Nick who,s a player. She gets pregnant & decides to keep the baby instead of going for an abortion.
She tries hard to meet all the ends but fails. Eventually she decides to become an escort on her best friends advice.
A series finale is upon us.
The series began and revolves around a series of sketches that are initially unrelated. The loss of a contest and a hatred for brown M&Ms; leads to the poisoning of a lip balm that creates a hoard of zombies and two super villains as a pair of not-buddy cops trails behind them.
Meat is Murder
A short odyssey delving deep within the decay of a relationship inflicted by an infernal curse embedded within a couple's new apartment. Exploiting the desperation and financial hardships of the couple, the apartment's 'owner' evokes a twisted cannibalistic urge toward survival.
Patiently waiting for patrons who never arrive, Bob Katzman is quickly decaying, alongside his collection of over 150,000 periodicals, in h
Bob Katzman is currently the owner of one of the largest periodical collections in America. Starting his own newsstand at the age of fifteen, Bob was quite the magazine mogul, and has acquired his collection of over 150,000 magazines and newspapers over his lifetime. After owning newsstands, bookstores, and even a deli, his collection is all he has left after 63 years. With this generation relying on technology more than ever, the need for Bob's periodicals, except as novelty items, is virtually non-existent. Less people are coming through his doors
every single day, and it is common for him not to see a patron for days at a time.
His massive collection is a ticking time bomb, because his collection is a "lifetime of knowledge of what is in the magazines", a lifetime of knowledge that he has no records of. Along with that lifetime of knowledge, Bob has a lifetime of health problems, and it only makes the question of what will happen to his collection more pressing. Without anyone to carry on his legacy and nowhere for his magazines to
go, Bob has no choice but to patiently wait by the side of his massive collection.
If you go into the woods today you're in for a great surprise.
Three girls go on a relaxing forest bike ride, only things don't quite go as planned.
The bears are back
A Modern-Classical rendition of the world famous tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", as seen through a silent film point of view.
Goldilocks finds herself alone in a strange home, and trashes the place, only to meet the angry bears who live there.
Sometimes to get back in means to not look back.
A pro surfer suffers a career-ending injury and finds hope through the companionship of a three-legged dog.
A mother and a daughter.
The story about a young girl Michael who dreams to be successful, away from her heart broken mother.
A man reflects upon his daily life in a self-constraining city which lacks meaning. He is becoming self-destructive to show his free will, and must find solace somewhere, but not here.
S.T.A.R.C.H is an independently created documentary web-series in which young adults from around the country are interviewed on the basis of their possession of a talent and/or involvement in a initiative that the STARCH Team determines to be objectively beneficial to Humanity. David Nazario, the subject of Episode 4, is the author of an up-and-coming book titled "im David, Christianity is Goliath: Why Love Is More Important Than Religion." So the STARCH Team traveled to his city in Reading Pennsylvania and conducted the interview, where our host probed into David's beliefs and of the motivations for writing a book of such spiritually dense and somewhat controversial subject matter.
Energy is Energy
Energy is Energy.
Human, of this world, or beyond it, they are one in the same: the End and the Beginning.
Coney Island, NYC. A lot of stargazing is done there; a place where one can lay their hopes bare, and wonder of their role in the grand scheme of things. S.T.A.R.C.H did some stargazing too, and it resulted in what you see now. A declaration unto the Universe, a glimpse of a future alive with potential, yours and ours.
Is the future worth believing?
2034, the Atheistic Confederation has successfully banned religion, but is losing the battle against a future army strengthened by the S.M.I.T.H. super-drug.
Through his experiments in time manipulation, PROT79, the leader of the pirate "religious resistance" is unsuspectingly about to embark on a journey which will truly test his faith.
'It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality...Had I not killed her she would have killed me.'' - Virginia Woolf
A poet's life or death circumstances, Adeline, decides to dig up her past with shovel in hand, reaching into the ground to reconnect with her most personal writings. Over the course of this short film we experience the inner battle that Adeline encounters with her darker self.
Day and life of 5"4 & under.
transcending hate is an act of revolution
Inspired by a true story, "Crossing the River" is about a young white boy who is influenced to commit a hate crime against a biracial girl who is his friend. The film explores the points of view of both the victim and perpetrators, and seeks to reveal how someone can be influenced to do something morally unspeakable.
We all want to forget our past
A piece set to the music of The Dead Weather, a disturbed young woman comes to terms with her past.
Two counselors try to survive the work day at a Mental Health Facility.
It shouldn't hurt to be a child
Sticks & Stones is an inspiring short film about Sam, a 12 year old boy who is deemed as "different" by the children at his school. A talented artist, he is relentlessly bullied by his classmates. A delicate, fragile dreamer, who is shy and reserved he just wants to hide from the world. With thoughts of suicide and no friends to turn to he withdraws to his art for solace. As a last resort he turns to the internet for help.
Shilo, the Werebitch is entrapped on a mission to find a mysterious creature at Lake Iwannatouchadaboobies, all the while trying to rid herself of her curse and avoiding another confrontation with her evil sister.
William Knight has to prove his worth to his government in a battle situation.
The Vanguards is the first collaboration of student filmmakers Michael Ayijan and Stephen Skeel. It is a war film set in a subtly horrific time period. The protagonist of the film, William Knight (Max Beckman) is required to kill a soldier by the government of his people. He wants nothing more than to survive and to prove his worth to the government. There are those people, however, who would like to see our civilization burn. Original music by Nic Hanson.
Dystopia is a post apocalyptic thriller about the journey of a man and a young girl (Rick and Christine) who struggle to survive in a city of darkness and desolation. Imagine a world subjugated by global warming, headaches, violence, kidnappings, and homelessness. When a mysterious disaster strikes, the world as we know it turns upside down, creating a futuristic society where rules are non-existent. Throughout the barren landscapes of a lost city, our characters must find the inner strength and courage to confront the dangers of this terrifying world. Rick and Christine fight to stay alive, and through this process, discover riveting truths about themselves and the destructive disaster that has nearly destroyed their lives.
A thrilling drama of a high school freshman and his road to addiction.
A reclusive man lets his curiosity get the better of him and faces a rather shocking consequence.