The 2016 Woodstock Film Festival will present the following films that were shot in the Hudson Valley. From Newburgh to Roxbury, production teams set their projects in the beauty of the Catskills, only two hours outside of New York City. The region’s diverse landscape and available talent has served as muse for film moods from romance to horror and documentary to fantasy. The Woodstock Film Festival welcomes the best work of established and emerging filmmakers, some of whom stayed on after completing their projects and now call the Hudson Valley their home. The Woodstock Film Festival’s sister organization, the Hudson Valley Film Commission, aided a good number of this year’s films during production to identify locations, talent and experienced crew.
THIS YEAR’S HUDSON VALLEY FILMS ARE:
11:55, directed by Ari Issler and Ben Snyder, filmed in Newburgh
Halfway to Zen, directed by Toby Poser and John Adams, filmed in Delaware county
Liner Notes, directed by Gregg Bray, filmed in New Paltz
Little Boxes, directed by Rob Meyer, filmed in Newburgh
My First Kiss and The People Involved, directed by Luigi Campi, filmed in Roxbury and Margaretville
Nuts, directed by Theo Sena, filmed in Kingston
Serendipity: The Genius Behind Electric Lady, directed by Alyssa DeRosa, Catherine Kaczor, Alec Cafaro, and Meagan Sullivan, filmed in Highland and Bearsville
Stray Bullets, directed by Jack Fessenden, filmed in Woodstock and Stone Ridge
Thirsty, directed by Margo Pelletier, filmed in Saugerties, Kingston and Hudson
The Ticket, directed by Ido Fluk, filmed in Accord and Kingston
This year’s festival will also feature two films that star locally-based actors: Academy Award winner Melissa Leo of Ulster county stars in Burn Country, directed by Ian Olds. Woodstock’s own Michael Christofer stars opposite Karen Allen in Year by the Sea, selected for this year’s Andretta Carpe Diem Award.