100: Head/Heart/Feet Screenings Begin Around New England
November 29, 2013
So far we’ve screened a few amazing clips from 100: Head/Heart/Feet at three wonderful select venues. Our first screening was with our favorite local film enthusiasts at the Portsmouth Short Film Night hosted by FilmUnbound who invited us to screen our trailer and the opening to the Vermont 100 which went over very well with the crowd. We will be working with the founders of FilmUnbound, Catherine Stewart and Michael Rodriguez-Torrent on a private screening from a local select audience of filmmakers prior to releasing to the general public.
Our second screening landed us at Colby-Sawyer College on Alumni Weekend, where we screened three clips from our film. We had a great audience of about 100 alumni, friends, family, community members from New London New Hampshire and a number of members of the film crew turn out. It was a great event with a number of audience members asking when the film is going to be ready!
Our most recent screening was for the Trail Monster Running Club, which Zak Wieluns is a member. This was hosted at the home of Bob and Sue Wieluns. The gracious hosts invited over 20 runners, friends and family members to their home and pulled out the silver screen and popped the corn for a group of very eager viewers.
We are in the process of editing away and at this moment will not be showing any further clips to the general public until we have a completed film.
Meet the 100: Head/Heart/Feet Team
August 30, 2013
From day one, we knew that shooting the Vermont 100 would require a group of filmmakers who were willing to trudge through the heat, mud, bugs and rain over a 24 hour period and live to tell the tale and over the past year we started assembling this great group. The team consisted of Chris Kirby, Charles Reilley, Anthony Sedita, Mike Lahey, Victoria Hersey, Aaron Hodge, Carly Stevens, Charles Moak, Chris Diego, Tim Bradley, Joe Delaney, Sarah Taylor Wieluns, Douglas P. Scott, Donna Berghorn, Ben Watts, Bill Peters, Will Peters, Signe Linville and Mike Mooney.
This crew of filming ninjas camped out in a pasture, woke up at 3 am (some earlier because of the rainstorm the night before) and followed Zak Wieluns through the hillsides of Vermont capturing the 25th Anniversary of the Vermont 100. While this crazy crew was not running the 100 miles, many of them drove over 100 miles, stayed up for more than 30 hours straight, got cars stuck in mud, pulled out of mud by a tractors, fell ill and witnessed first-hand what 300 plus ultra-runners go through to cross the finish line and earn the coveted “Silver Belt Buckle”.
It is fair to say that there has never been such a crew of ultra-marathon filmmakers and if we had to do it all over again, one thing is for sure, Hammer & Saw Films would ask the entire crew back because we couldn’t have done it without everyone on the team!
100: Head/Heart/Feet Kickstarter Goal Surpassed
July 21, 2013
It is a bit overdue, but the entire Hammer & Saw Films crew would like to announce that through your support of our wonderful story, that we were able to hit and surpass our Kickstarter goal! We honestly had no idea what to expect when we got ourselves into this project or submitted it to Kickstarter, but we would like to thank every one of you who has backed this great documentary.
Altogether we had 262 backers, donate $17,945, which was 108% of our goal!
Telling stories, like the one we have here, is truly our passion and we are already putting the entire project together to share this wonderful story with all of you and the rest of the world!
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for all of your support!
100: Head/Heart/Feet Kickstarter Launch!
June 20, 2013
We’re proud to share with you Hammer & Saw Films’ kickstarter campaign for our upcoming feature length documentary called “100: Head/Heart/Feet” -
If you thought running a 26.2 mile marathon was tough, lace up your running shoes for 100: Head Heart and Feet a journey into the world of ultra-running! Check out the trailer here and please help support this film by donating to our kickstarter. Every bit will help tell this amazing story.
The H&S Team
Release dates for Exit 7A and other projects…
March 21, 2013
My apologies for not updating all of this sooner, but it’s been a crazy start to the year for Hammer & Saw Films.
Second, We’ve just finished up the festival tour with our latest short film Exit 7A and will be releasing it to the public very soon. For Free! This film was a year in the making and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. We’ll keep everyone updated when our release date will be.
Third, We’ve been hard at work on our newest project, which will be a feature length documentary about Ultra Marathon Running called 100. The story will follow Ultra Marathon Runner Zak Wieluns as he attempts to conquer a 100 mile race. Quite a departure, I know, but we have a great story in this project and are excited to continue shooting. Please follow us to get updates on the filming and other info involving the project.
That’s it for now. Please keep in touch and drop us a line! Until then, cheers to all of you!
Summing up the year for Hammer & Saw Films
December 27, 2012
It’s been a doozy of a year for Hammer & Saw Films, especially for our newest short film “Exit 7A.” After premiering in April at the Windcrossing Film Festival at Colby-Sawyer College, Exit 7A spent the next eight months touring the country at several different film festivals. Sixteen if you want to talk numbers. We also scrounged up three awards along the way and had a ton of fun attending some of the great festivals. Here’s a list of the festivals and awards.
- White River Indie Film Festival
- Filmshift Festival *Best of Fest Fifth Place
- Woods Hole Film Festival
- North Hampton International Film Festival
- Boston Film Festival
- NY Riverlight International Film Festival
- New Hampshire Film Festival
- Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
- Buffalo International Film Festival *Audience Award Honorable Mention
- Hartford Flick Fest
- Kingston (NY) Film Festival
- Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival
- Drunken Zombie Film Festival
- Slightly North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival *Best Short Thriller
- Vermont International Film Festival
- Killer Film Festival
Many thanks again to all who attended these and we greatly appreciate the nods from the festivals and movie-goers. Even though the year is coming to a close, we do expect to screen at a few more festivals this spring and even release Exit 7A online for those who have yet to see it (for free!).
We also just received word that Exit 7A will be screening at the Landshut Short Film Festival in Landshut, Germany! This marks Hammer & Saw Films first international screening which will be in March 2013. Hope to see you there! (Realistically, I don’t expect anyone to travel to Germany to screen a 12 minute film, it’s just something you say, really).
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about and are saying to yourself, “What’s all this Exit 7A malarkey?” Quit talking to yourself and click here to view the film’s trailer. Also check out some of the reviews below.
EXIT 7A & The Checkup Screen at NH Film Festival 10/11/12
October 4, 2012
Both Exit 7a and The Checkup will be screening at this years New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth, NH! Our films will be screened on Thursday October 11th (10/11/12!) at 4:30PM at “The Loft” located at 131 Congress Street in downtown Portsmouth. Hope to see you there!
EXIT 7A Selected at Riverlight International Film Festival
July 27, 2012
We are happy to announce that our movie Exit 7A has been selected at the New York Riverlight International Film Festival as well as the Woods Hole Film Festival. The film festival season is near and we are pumped to be accepted into both NYRIF and WHFF! Thanks!