Current Films

 
 

Peach Pie

A film by Roberto Mighty

Release: June, 2016

Genre: Narrative Short

Color. High-Definition

Running Time: 18 minutes, 37 seconds

TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/147959736

Peach Pie debuted to a rave review at the California International Shorts Festival in June, 2016.

Peach Pie is an Official Selection at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta and Lawrenceville, Georgia in October, 2016

Peach Pie follows one afternoon in the life of a 7-year old boy and his mother, whose untreated OCD is affecting their lives. Still in mourning after their soldier Father/Husband is killed in action, they struggle to cope day-to-day. An intervention by a well meaning neighbor - who may have a hidden agenda - leads to an emotional moment.

Roberto Mighty was Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer and Editor. The story is based on a short poem by acclaimed author Charles Coe.  Starring Robin JaVonne Smith; Introducing Jalon; Featuring Kathryn Howell; with Johnny Quinones, Shawn Read and Jacoby. Peach Pie's principal locations are in Boston's Fort Point Channel arts district, with additional scenes filmed in Cambridge, MA.

 
Jesseca Ferguson: Cabinet of Curiosity

Jesseca Ferguson: Cabinet of Curiosity

Jesseca Ferguson: Cabinet of Curiosity

A film by Roberto Mighty

Release: September 2016

Genre: Documentary Profile

Running Time: 12 Minutes, 45 seconds

Color, High Definition

© 2016

TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/181109259

“Jesseca Ferguson: cabinet of curiosity” is a new biographical profile of internationally renowned book artist, collage maker and pinhole photographer Jesseca Ferguson. The film takes us behind-the-scenes to Ferguson’s amazing studio loft, with its collection of 19th-century books, taxidermy, animal bones and exotic ephemera from her lifetime of collecting curious objects. Ferguson shares her artistic processes and the thinking behind her extraordinary creativity. We also visit an exhibit of Ferguson’s work at an art museum; explore her art-making techniques; and discuss a current music/art collaboration with her husband, composer Mark Pevsner.

Intimate interviews reveal Ferguson’s unusual upbringing and its effect on her artwork. “Jesseca Ferguson: cabinet of curiosity”  brings viewers into the creative mind of one of America’s celebrated “handmade art” practitioners.

About Jesseca Ferguson

Jesseca Ferguson works with pinhole photography, 19th century photo processes and collage. Her pinhole photographs and collaged “photo objects” have been included in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe.  Artist residencies include MacDowell Colony and 3rd International Artists’ Colony of Debrecen, Hungary. Her work has been published in a number of books, catalogues, and articles on the subject of handmade photography in the US and abroad. Jesseca lives and works in Boston, MA, and currently teaches at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. MFA, Tufts University; BFA, Massachusetts College of Art; AB (magna cum laude), Harvard University.  www.museumofmemory.com

Charles Coe: Man of Letters

Charles Coe: Man of Letters

Charles Coe: Man of Letters

A film by Roberto Mighty

Release: September 2016

Genre: Documentary Profile

Color. High-Definition

Running Time: 9 minutes, 26 seconds

© 2016

TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/181266108

Charles Coe: Man of Letters is a film artist profile about poet, musician and lecturer Charles Coe. If we forgive the sins of our parents, will that help us heal ourselves? Acclaimed author Charles Coe (Picnic On The Moon) set out on a literary journey of discovery by writing his book of poetry, All Sins Forgiven. The film captures Coe’s charismatic performances of poetry reading, blues singing and, surprisingly, didgeridoo playing (!) before an appreciative live audience, interspersed with intimate interviews around issues of family, secrets and forgiveness.

About Charles Coe

Charles Coe is author of two books of poetry:  “All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents” and “Picnic on the Moon,” both published by Leapfrog Press. His poetry has appeared in a number of literary reviews and anthologies, including Poesis, The Mom Egg, Solstice Literary Review, and Urban Nature. His novella, "Spin Cycles," was published in November, 2014 by Gemma Media. He is the winner of a fellowship in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Charles’s poems have been set by a number of composers, including Beth Denisch, Julia Carey and Robert Moran. A short film based on his poem “Fortress” by filmmaker Roberto Mighty, premiered at the California International Shorts Festival in June, 2016. Charles is co-chair of the Boston Chapter of the National Writers Union, a labor union for freelance writers. He was selected by the Associates of the Boston Public Library as a “Boston Literary Light for 2014.” He is currently an artist fellow at the St. Botolph Club of Boston.

http://www.leapfrogpress.com/available-books/poetry/AllSinsForgiven.htm