Smodcastle Film Festival - Block 20

THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH PAUL (12:00)

Recently released from prison, Paul is reunited with his siblings over dinner. Some of the family is not ready to forgive just yet, as a dark family secret is revealed.



KEEP IT IN THE DARK (12:15)

A teenage girl with a dangerously inquisitive mind, is told of a hometown legend. Her curiosity leads her to the site of the legend; a mysterious shed isolated deep in the woods. A shed that may or may not be the home of the Jersey Devil.



12 MONTHS (1:33:00)

A hyper-realistic diversion from the usual rom-com, "12 Months" candidly portrays moments that are commonly experienced but rarely shown as it follows the story of Ellie and Clark, a millennial couple, navigating the peaks and valleys of a new relationship.

With a fully improvised script filmed chronologically in real-time monthly vignettes, "12 Months" takes the audience through the first date to the soul-bearing conversations, the hookups, the breakdowns, and the moments in between, however beautiful or painful they may be.

Taking risks to include the portrait of a sometimes-awkward developing sexual relationship and not shying away from topics of sexism, racism, and mental health as they arise, "12 Months" is a love story rooted in the real world, not in a Hollywood fairytale.

RUN TIME: 120 min