[Exciting news from our friends at Tosi Productions in Goffstown, NH.]
For the third time in as many weeks, the New Hampshire made feature film, Dribbles, has been named an official film festival selection. Tosi Productions, LLC of Goffstown announced that the film has recently been selected for the 13th Annual Northampton Independent Film Festival (NIFF) to be held in Northampton, Massachusetts in early November.
One of the premiere film events in the northeastern United States, NIFF is committed to establishing a center for the exploration, examination, and celebration of independent filmmaking. NIFF showcases the works of filmmakers whose films demonstrate quality, innovation, and independence in both form and content. Already an official selection of the upcoming New Hampshire Film Festival to be held in Portsmouth, and the Somewhat North of Boston (S.N.O.B.) film festival scheduled to take place in Concord; Dribbles tells the story of a talented high school artist who suddenly decides to prove himself to his runaway father by winning a championship basketball jacket.
Dribbles was shot in the fall and winter of 2005 in New Hampshire locations including Manchester, Goffstown, Weare, Portsmouth, North Haverhill, and Woodsville. Co-producer Heidi Tosi emphasized that community involvement was key. “We received invaluable assistance in one form or another from so many organizations such as the University of New Hampshire, Saint Anselm College, Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire Community Technical College, John Stark Regional High School, Woodsville High School, the State of New Hampshire Film Office and the list goes on,” she said.
Operating under a special low budget contract with the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG), the production was able to combine the talents of both union and non-union performers. “It was a unique and exciting situation,” explains writer/director Thomas Tosi. “Made possible by our agreement with SAG, we had seasoned union screen professionals with impressive industry credits working side-by-side with equally impressive non-union professionals from the area, as well as screen acting newcomers – including, in some cases, theatre students from John Stark Regional High School in Weare, where much of the film was shot.”
Specific festival show times and locations for Dribbles and more information about the cast, crew, and production of the film can be found at the official web site (www.dribblesmovie.com).
Dribbles will continue to tour international festivals through the spring of 2008.