Southeastern Connecticut Filmmakers, LLC is an organization of storytellers, craftsmen, and artisans who promote quality filmmaking in the region. Over the past four years, SECTFilm has created opportunities for growth through seminars, workshops, lectures, and mentoring. Its members are constantly creating new content in the form of short films. This showcase represents the best of their work.
Never Again (7 min., Rated G)
A film noir take on a young woman's game of "He loves me, he loves me not.”
Directed by Steve Artale, Written by Jeanne Sigel
Starring Tara Neary, Tom Monroe, and Chris Bell
Chasing Oz (8 min., Rated G)
A veteran of the Iraq war confronts demons upon her return home.
Directed by Joe Truman, Written by Rene Gagnon
Starring Tara Neary, Ned Farrell, Sari Gagnon, and Steve Artale
Phone Tied (8 min., Rated G)
A teenage girl nervously waits for a phone call from her boyfriend, only to discover that waiting brings something totally unexpected.
Directed by Cynthia Riley, Written by Hannah Hirshfeld
Starring Samantha Finan, Grace Mills, Brody Whelan, and Jon Weaver
One Glass Short Of A Bottle (8 min., Rated PG)
A bartender encounters life changing emotion in the form of a relentless drunk.
Directed by Alec Asten, Written by Nina Barlow Schmid
Starring Garro Vertamin, Dean Festa, and Sari Gagnon
Look of Love (9 min., Rated PG)
The strange disappearance of an heirloom ladle leads to a comical confrontation between mother and daughter.
Directed by Jim Cimalore, Written by Judith Nutkis
Starring Lura Hepler, Sari Gagnon, and Megan Johnson Carlson
Peril of Cemetery Road (5 min., Rated PG)
When an unseen traveler stalks a young woman everyone’s day takes and unexpected turn.
Directed by Bill Hamell, Written by Beverly Hayes
Starring Sari Gagnon, Lura Hepler, and Tom Steenburg
Same World (8 min. Rated G)
When a swaggering ladies man attempts to aid a young woman, she opens his eyes to a new point of view.
Directed and Written by Leslie Atsales
Starring Stephen F. White and Wendy Olafson