Frank Mosca, co-founder of the digital film and multimedia production company, located on City Island, said the staff is proud to present three films at this year’s event.
“It shows that our hard work is being recognized where it counts,” he said. “People have different opinions of what is considered ‘good’ filmmaking. I’d like to think that we understand how those opinions are formed and then make it translate on the screen.”
The first of the films Doughboys, a drama that features two Bronx brothers, a gambling problem and the neighborhood gangster, will play June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Hoboken Multi-Service Center.
Whether or not fans will adjust to the film’s star, Louis Lombardi, who played the late computer whiz Edgar on the hit show 24, in a uniquely different role, could be an interesting development, Mosca said.
The second film, to be shown on June 3, at 10 p.m., is a short comedy about a pizza maker by day turned superhero at night, so cleverly titled Super Slice.
“Though brief in length,” company co-founder John Morena said, “it looks and feels very high end and come across as a big budget movie.”
Harrington Talents third film, Seekers, a short psychological thriller about the need to find meaning in tragedy, will play on June 4, at 6 p.m.
“All three of these films have their own unique vibe,” co-founder Stephen Franciosa said. “Whenever we tackle a project we try to incorporate a visual style which pushes the envelope of our abilities.”
Morena explained that while the Bronx isn’t exactly known as “a factory for producing great filmmakers,” an existing, yet widely unknown film community continues to work hard to make their productions known in the borough.
“So it’s important for people of the Bronx to come support its filmmakers because it can only bring more good attention to a borough that badly needs it,” he added.
Mosca further stated, “Distributors and buyers use these festivals as a gauge for the marketability of the movie. The more people coming and saying they loved it, the more of a likelihood it will be released to the public.”
Not only benefiting the up and coming film talents, Franciosa urges everyone to take advantage of this fun-filled event.
“Film festivals are similar to attending art shows,” he said. “You go to be entertained, to reflect and to be inspired by other peoples’ vision and talent.”
For more information on the Hoboken Film Festival, visit www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com.
For more on the Harrington Talents submissions, go to www.harringtontalents.com.