February Film Night 2017

Love Local Film: PopUp Vol. 11

Friday, February 17th, 7-10pm

Enjoy a night of local film at PopUp Anthology vol. 11! A Q&A with the filmmakers and reception will follow the screening.

Featuring live music by the extraordinary Mike Rossi: mikerossi.bandcamp.com!

The screening will take place at Artworks Trenton.
Doors 6:30 | Program 7:00

Films & Bios:

John Harris

Love Potion - John Harris

John Harris has been inspired to work in the film industry when he went to film camp his sophomore year of high school. He graduated college from Academy of Art University majoring in Directing. John still continues to create films and works as a Production Assistant.

Turtleface - Cast Members Naomi Warner and Swann Gruen (Attending)

1980s, Darlington, South Carolina -- On a quest of fatherly duty, mechanic Troy brings socially backward Gary on a silent trek through the rural back woods for an unannounced visit: two misfits thrown together in a forced rite of passage find an unexpected connection.

Swann Gruen _ Turtleface

Cast member Swann Gruen is a graduate of the William Esper Studio and proud member of The Collective Ensemble. Film: Turtleface, Rocket Sex, Organs of Opportunity, Diwal'oween, Blink: The Observer, A Long Road. TV: Inside Amy Schumer. Theater: 360, Warning: May Contain Nuts, Turtleface, Schadenfreude, May First Twenty Eleven, Criminally Dumb, Watertown, Mass., In Wake of Yesterday.

Namoi Warner_Turtleface

Cast member Naomi Warner is a graduate of the William Esper Studio, where she studied under Bill Esper, and is an Ensemble Member of The Collective, where she works as both actress and producer. Film: LARA (Cobbler Shop Entertainment), The End of Something (Vintage Youth Productions), Brew Of The Dead PSA (Dysfunctional Films). Television: Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central). Theater: Shut Ins (C:10 Festival 2016), The Audience (C:10 Festival 2015), Turtleface (C:10 Festival 2013), 360 (Center Stage), The Trojan Women (Foundation Theater), The Tempest (Westwind Repertory), Twelfth Night (Westwind Repertory), Right As Ron (Bank Street Theater) BITE (John Montgomery Theater Company), Happy Hour (45th Street Theater), Asking For Trouble (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Love and gratitude to CMB and her Collective family.


Mr. Reilly

When a mortgage broker is burdened by the death of his dying daughter, an unexpected visitor appears in attempt to help him.

Joe Blute is the director, writer, executive producer, and supporting actor in the film, Mr. Reilly. This is his second short film and his directorial debut. From New York, Joe has studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. After a long process to get this film made, he is ecstatic to share it with the world. To learn more, please visit www.joeblute.com OR www.reillyfilm.com


A Box Came to Brooklyn

It’s a quiet Sunday morning in an up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood. Naïve manchild Johnny (Johnny H. McMahon) stumbles upon an anonymous box in the middle of his dead-end block. The other residents of Schenectady Street gather to nervously investigate. What’s in it, and who left it? Good-natured. Steve (Anthony DeVito) struggles to be the voice of reason as local loudmouth Charlie (Jack Haley) fans the flames of post-9/11 paranoia. Speculation turns to accusation as prejudices and crackpot theories turn neighbor against neighbor. Is Johnny’s farfetched story about the box correct, or is there an even more fiendish plot behind it all?