The Monadnock International Film Festival is a three-day event held every April that showcases high quality independent cinema from filmmakers here at home and around the world. MONIFF offers feature length narrative and documentary films as well as shorts, and gives audiences the opportunity to interface with filmmakers and industry experts through post screening Q+A’s and lively panel discussions.
Go behind-the-scenes of HERE LIES JOE! Video shot and edited, courtesy of our sound recordist, by Shawn McHenry - thanks, Shawn!
"Director Mark Battle successfully captures the seriousness of suicidal tendencies and infuses it with much-needed humor, without ever mocking suicide itself, making light of the characters and their idiosyncratic personalities instead."
Irish Film Critic
"Here Lies Joe is a gem of a film, intimate and funny and dramatic and important."
The Independent Critic
"This short film is a prime example of independent cinema done right."
"Here Lies Joe lingers in the imagination and the heart."
The Movie Waffler
"A 5 star short film so effective that after it ends one wants to immediately watch it again."
Mike's Film Talk
"...destined to bring about new pearls of insight and continue to enthrall and move movie-goers with each viewing."
A Word of Dreams
"[ Here Lies Joe ] is a triumph, and above all, it’s an example of indie filmmaking at its finest."
Reel Red Reviews
"Battle’s lovely film is crafted beautifully in every frame and it is bolstered by a stellar cast across-the-board"
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"...gut-wrenching yet soulfully human..."
One Film Fan
"[ Here Lies Joe ] is utterly beautiful. And while it is a film with dark elements and themes, they explore them with humor and pathos to arrive at the film’s ultimate message: hope."
"... an atmospheric piece of art ..."
Sweven Films proudly presents HERE LIES JOE, a short film directed by Mark Battle, written by Mark Battle & Pamela Conway, starring Dean Temple and Andi Morrow: A depressed man attends a support group where he meets a capricious woman who upends his day and maybe his life.
HERE LIES JOE finished post-production!
Psyched to show off this gorgeous HERE LIES JOE movie poster, designed + illustrated by Marie Bergeron! Thanks, Marie!
Andi Morrow and Timothy J. Cox in a special bonus scene.
Thank you so very much to my wonderful, talented and very hard-working cast + crew for crushing this production - Pam, Dean, Andi, Shawn, Bob, Tim, Mary, all of my background actors, our incredibly generous gofundme backers and everyone else who helped us bring this amazing story to life. This was a tight, tough and very hot production but also one of the most rewarding. See you all in a few months as we finish final cut and plan dates for the big premiere night!
Thank you! You rock.
After a couple of years of gruelling writing and re-writing, months or pre-production and scheduling, we have begun filming HERE LIES JOE! HERE LIES JOE began filming in and around Kingston, NH and will continue for three weekends until we wrap in early August. Special thanks to Shawn McHenry and John Mason for providing much needed production support!
Big win for us tonight - The Convict was awarded 'Best Short Drama (Under 20 min)' at The Snob Film Festival in Concord, New Hampshire this weekend. Congratulations to my incredibly hard-working, talented and all around kick-ass cast + crew!