Film Festival Features Artistry of Colby-Sawyer Faculty and Alumni

This fall’s Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) film festival in Concord will feature three movies with deep connections to the Colby-Sawyer community. Though the films are very different, all three highlight the strong sense of collaboration that is part and parcel of Colby-Sawyer’s active filmmaking community.

“My Name is Art,” written by Asher Ellis ‘06, an adjunct faculty member in the Humanities Department, is a 14-minute long tense science-fiction thriller about a strange suburban encounter.

“Junker,” an 11-minute romance about an aging antique collector, was co-directed by Abhi Kumar ’17 and Professor of Humanities Craig Greenman; Greenman wrote the script.

“Abhi and I are very happy that 'Junker' is being shown at SNOB, in part because the film was shot in and around the Concord area,” Professor Greenman said. “We were able to have a number of my friends and neighbors involved, and it became a sort of community project.”

The festival will also be home to the world premiere of “On Main,” directed by award-winning filmmaker Mike Mooney ’02. Associate Professor of Humanities Donna Berghorn, who produced the rock documentary, describes it as a “whimsical story about Vermont rock band Madaila’s 2016 Labor Day concert in Burlington.”

“On Main” also features the work of adjunct faculty member Michael Seamans as director of photography, and Victoria Hersey ’13 and Will Peters ’09 as camera operators.

The SNOB Film Festival is a grassroots effort to showcase and support independent filmmaking. It strives to bring films to the area that local audiences might not otherwise see. The 17th annual festival runs Nov. 8-11 at Red River Theatres in Concord. See the schedule and learn more at