Film fest reels in fans

November 1, 2012 by  

Beverly will host its first annual Film Festival in just over a week’s time and international filmmakers are expected to arrive at the three-day festival, which was developed by Labor Party Film Studio and studio owner Per Hanson – a director and cinematographer.

Hanson’s company is known for producing corporate videos but will delve into the creative side as host of the festival at his offices in Beverly on Cabot Street. Hanson confirmed:

“I consider myself a filmmaker.”

Plans have been in the works since spring. Work was submitted and the event publicized through a website called ‘Without A Box’. Playbills and movie posters can be printed by local print services to advertise film screenings to the public and fans of creative cinema. Hanson said:

“These are all very high quality films and some have gone through the festival circuit.

“We are proud to show them here.”

He added that every film was viewed by his team.

Tickets are priced at an affordable $5 for short blocks, or sections, and $7 a person to view feature length films. In all, 43 films were selected for this first festival in Beverly.

Hanson noted that submissions can from as far away as Africa and New Zealand and explained:

“There are a good number of dramas and three documentaries. There are several comedies as well.”

Beverly filmmaker Chris Reardon has submitted a film entitled ‘Wheelchair Optics’, produced and shot locally. Reardon himself uses a wheelchair and he plays a part in his film.

The festival is scheduled for the weekend of November 9 – 11.