Directed by Steven Belfer
Amazing insects made from recycled objects come to life in this science-inspired nature movie from independent filmmaker Steve Belfer of “Spongebob Squarepants” fame. Watch these bugs jump, crawl, buzz, and transform, all set to a cool soundtrack. There are nearly a million species of insects in the world and some of them included in this film are; praying mantis, butterfly, caterpillar, leaf-hopper, and honey-bee. Hand-painted, kinetic sculptures take flight through puppetry, stop-motion, and clever editing.
An award winning Independent Filmmaker, Steven Belfer’s films have screened in 46 film festivals spanning 13 countries. Steven is a composer for Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants. Steve’s closing theme and quirky underwater songs can be heard in every episode of the show. As a digital-media creative director, Steven has nearly 20 years of experience innovating branded online content for companies such as Warner Bros. and Disney Online. His independent films, however, have always allowed Steven to stay true to his artistic roots and set him apart from the industry. Steven has a MFA from California Institute of the Arts (1993). Originally from the frozen tundra of Milwaukee, WI, Steven resides in Southern California with his wife and son.
Jason Mann, Cecily Pingree / Documentary, EcoCinema / USA / 2012 / Agriculture/Viticulture, Environmental, Food, Landscape, Nature, Social Issues, Woman Filmmaker / 84 minsBetting the Farm is the story of a group of Maine dairy farmers who--dropped by their national milk company--are suddenly confronted with the real possibility of losing their farms. Banding together, the farmers launch their own milk company. Farmers Vaughn Chase, Richard Lary, and Aaron Bell--along with their families--struggle to make ends meet as they get the company off the ground. But faced with slow sales and mounting bills, can the farmers hang together long enough for the gamble to pay off? Or will they be left worse off than before?
Preceded by: Amazing Insects