The full-length feature film, Dribbles was named Best New Hampshire Film at the 2007 Somewhat North of Boston (S.N.O.B.) Film Festival in Concord on Sunday.
Dribbles tells the story of a high school artist trying to prove himself to his runaway father by winning a championship basketball jacket. The film was shot entirely in New Hampshire, features a cast from around New England, and was produced under a special low budget agreement with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Boston office. Since the project was officially completed six weeks ago, it has already been named an official selection at three film festivals.
The screening of Dribbles at this sixth annual S.N.O.B. event drew an audible emotional response from the packed auditorium in the Red River Theatres – the new independent cinema complex recently opened in downtown Concord. A lively question and answer session featuring filmmakers Thomas and Heidi Tosi, star Joe Orrigo, and crew members and David Hjelm and Bruce Simonds, followed the screening. Viewers spoke of being moved by the themes, performances, and art of the film. Orrigo, currently preparing for a new play in Boston, continued conversations with appreciative movie-goers in the theater lobby well after the screening.
With a tradition of bringing an eclectic mix of films to the area, the S.N.O.B. Film Festival is also known for affording audiences the chance to interact with those who make many of the films which are screened. The festival this year included 70 films in a variety of genres: experimental, animation, documentary, feature length, student films and horror/science-fiction.
More information about Dribbles may be found at the official movie web site, www.dribblesmovie.com.