AFF 2014 Review – Having Fun Up There

Starring: Jon Ryan, Maria Natapov, Hana Carpenter Directed by: Frankie Frain (“Sexually Frank”) Written by: Geoff Tarulli (debut) In “Having Fun Up There,” 37-year-old musician Mark (Jon Ryan) is struggling to keep his life together. After a series of bad gigs and going nowhere in the music industry, Mark can’t seem to catch a break […]

AFF 2014 Review – Phantom Halo

Starring: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Luke Kleintank, Sebastian Roche Directed by: Antonia Bogdanavich (debut) Written by: Antonia Bogdanavich (debut) and Anne Heffron (debut) In “Phantom Halo,” a pair of brothers, Samuel (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Beckett (Luke Kleintank) are forced to commit crimes, giving all of their proceeds to their alcoholic and abusive father Warren (Sebastian Roche). Fed up with […]

AFF 2014 Review – Looking for Lions

Starring: Chelsea Gilligan, Todd Julian, Norman Lesperance Directed by: Bradley W. Ragland (“So Long Jimmy”) Written by: Norman Lesperance (“Future Murder”) In “Looking for Lions,” a full-length adaptation of a promising short film called “Savage,” the question of “how far will a person go when they are desperate to save the person that they love?” […]

AFF 2014 Review – Mentor

Directed by: Alix Lambert Between 2005 and 2010, five students from Mentor High School in Mentor, Ohio committed suicide. The one common thread between them was the suspicion that bullying played some role in these cases. So what happened in this town (one that was ranked one of the best places in America to live in […]

AFF 2014 Interview – Alix Lambert – Mentor

Between the years of 2005 and 2010, five students from Mentor High School in Mentor, Ohio committed suicide. With all of these cases citing bullying as at least a partial factor into these deaths, documentary filmmaker Alix Lambert set out to Mentor, Ohio to investigate what went wrong. The results are shocking, infuriating and baffling as […]

AFF Film Review: Scrapper

“An offensive, obnoxious, unfunny and badly-acted comedy/drama by director and co-writer Brady Hall.”