Show Created in KSC Film Department Screened in Hollywood
Keene State College Film Program Alumni “Limbo” at International Student Film Festival in Hollywood
Show Selected From Entries Representing 15 Countries
Keene State College announces the premier of Limbo, an action television series, created by Keene State College 2014 graduates and film majors, Ben Johnson and Josh Demuele. Keene State College Film professor, Thomas Cook, oversaw the project. The first episode of the show will be screened and considered for an award during the 12th annual International Student Film Festival (ISFF) on November 8 & 9 in Hollywood. Limbo was selected from entries that were submitted from 15 countries. The festival is open to the public.
“From start to finish, this production was done true to industry process and standards. Based on my own background in the industry in Los Angeles, I am very impressed with the final product. I feel confident that this show will do well in Los Angeles,” said Keene State College Film professor, and faculty advisor, Thomas Cook.
“I’m ecstatic that Limbo is one of the films being screened at ISFF. Just to get our work in front of hundreds of people who also love film is a great feeling in itself. We will bring a detailed production booklet explaining the series, more scripts, and an overview of a possible season one arc, along with the DVD and original script. All of this will be offered to interested festivalgoers and producers or scouts looking for new material. Our hope is that these files find there way to a production company that will want to continue the series,” said Ben Johnson.
Filming was set in various locations in Keene, New Hampshire. The show features local actors and actors from New York City. The first episode took a year to complete. A clip of the show can be found here.
“Producing Limbo certainly presented its challenges. We had scheduling conflicts with two of our actors and had to completely recast their roles and we even lost a few locations just days before shoots. But filmmaking is all about problem solving. You have to be creative and you have to be flexible and most importantly you have to be a team player. Filmmaking is a team effort. Limbo wouldn’t have been possible if the other nine people on our crew hadn’t put in the effort and support that they did,” said Josh Demuele.
According to the organization’s website, “the International Student Film Festival Hollywood received entries from 15 countries around the world this year, 63 films were accepted into the 2014 competition. Films have come from the Austria, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and throughout the USA. Film students range from elementary school to graduate school.” For more details on this year’s selections, visit: http://www.isffhollywood.org/2014/09/14/isffh-2014-selected-films-announced/.