Award-winning films by No. Smithfield director to screen at Moondance International Film Festival

Award-winning films by No. Smithfield director to screen at Moondance International Film Festival

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Breaking Branches Pictures has announced that three of their award-winning short films will be screening at the upcoming Moondance International Film Festival, Sept. 26-29 in Mystic, Conn. All three films are directed by Christian de Rezendes, founder of Breaking Branches in Slatersville.

The three films consists of one short documentary, "Revealed: Portraits from Beneath One's Surface" from 2011, one short comedy, "Cat Scratch" from 2012, and one short drama based on an award-winning play, "Memories for Sale" from 2013.

"Revealed" is a 42-minute documentary focusing on the work of photographer Scott Indermaur of East Greenwich and his project in which his subjects are challenged to capture their spirituality in a photograph by using everyday objects and a small wooden box. Scott has photographed more than 200 subjects. The film focuses on eleven individuals participating in photo shoots over a weekend in Providence. Learn more at "Revealed" plays Friday at Moondance.

"Cat Scratch" is a comedy about an insurance man, Jeremy Banks, who, upon getting scratched by a neighbor's cat, becomes obsessively concerned that he may have contracted rabies. It is penned by screenwriter Jenn Dlugos and comedian Andrea Henry and features music by Grant Maloy Smith of Wakefield. "Cat Scratch" has played at several film festivals and received numerous awards, including the Audience Award at Boston Comedy Festival. It is a winner at this year's Moondance, and is scheduled to play three times from Friday through Sunday.

"Memories for Sale," the short film adaptation of Jerry Bisantz's award-winning play, which originally premiered at the Image Theater will also be shown. Filmed in Lowell, Mass., "Memories for Sale" features veteran stage actor Bob Colonna, David Sullivan, Melissa Penick and Jerry Bisantz. Following its world premiere in April, the film has played at numerous festivals and has received the Audience Award at this year's SENE Film Music and Arts Festival. "Memories for Sale" will play Saturday and Sunday at Moondance, where it is a finalist.

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