Here Lies Joe

2016

FILM FESTIVALS

WINNER: Best Lead Actor, Dean Temple | Madrid International Film Festival, 2016
WINNER: Outstanding Short Drama | Draft Festival, 2016
WINNER: Best Ensemble Performance | Stories By The River, 2018
NOMINEE: Best Actor in a Short Film | London International Film Festival, 2016
NOMINEE Best Supporting Actor, Timothy J. Cox | London International Film Festival, 2016
NOMINEE: Best Actor in a Short Film | Berlin International Film Festival, 2016
NOMINEE: Best Editing of a Short Film | Berlin International Film Festival, 2016
NOMINEE: Best  Cinematography | Madrid International Film Festival, 2016
NOMINEE: Best Editing of a Short Film | London International Film Festival, 2017
NOMINEE: Best Picture | Stories By The River, 2018
NOMINEE: Production Design | Stories By The River, 2018
NOMINEE: Best Director | Stories By The River, 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Napa Valley Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Chain NYC Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: London International Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Berlin International Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Madrid International Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Knoxville Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Monadnock International Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SNOB ( Somewhat North of Boston ) Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Golden Door International Film Festival, 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New Hampshire Draft Festival, 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Chattanooga Film Festival, 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Leah's Indie Film Series, 2017

REVIEWS

"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."
Movie-Blogger.com

"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"
Movie Quotes and More

"...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."
Rogue Cinema

"... an atmospheric piece of art ..."
Paradisiae Minor

"Poignant and thought-provoking ..."
The Film Magazine

ARTICLES

Q&A with NH filmmaker Mark Battle
Manchester Ink Link

Actor / Director Panel - HERE LIES JOE
Monadnock Film Festival

Director of ‘Here Lies Joe’, Mark Battle gives an exclusive on the making of his film
Indie Activity

 

The Convict

2014

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FILM FESTIVALS

WINNER: Best Short Drama | SNOB ( Somewhat North of Boston ) Film Festival, 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SNOB ( Somewhat North of Boston ) Film Festival, 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New Hampshire Film Festival, 2014

REVIEWS

"The acting and directing are among the best I’ve seen in films discussed on this site."
Boston Independent Film Review

"The Convict is one of those rare pieces of minimalist cinema that says a lot without having to open its mouth."
Movie Blogger.com

"...a tense, effective thriller."
The Independent Critic

"***** out of *****."
A Word of Dreams

"Mark Battle has given us another splendid offering. The man is a veritable film-making machine, a’la Robert Rodriguez , where he does everything bar the makeup and the music."
Mike's Film Talk

"...stylistic and clever..."
Striking Films Reviews

"...the film flaunts its raw, unvarnished nature to a “T”, providing an uncomplicated, engaging, and in depth character-driven scenario with smart pacing, straightforward cinematography, and intelligent execution. "
One Film Fan

"Fantastically and technically crafted with a brutally simple premise..."
UK Film Review

"The Convict is a strong short film, showcasing quality film-making and a mesmerizing yet often subtle performance by Dean Temple."
Film Threat

 

The Janitor

2013

FILM FESTIVALS

WINNER: Best Thriller | SNOB ( Somewhat North of Boston ) Film Festival, 2013
NOMINEE: Best New England Film | Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, 2013
NOMINEE: Best Actor | Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, 2013
NOMINEE: Best Writing | Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New Hampshire Film Festival, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Northampton International Film Festival, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Woods Hole Film Festival, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New York City Independent Film Festival, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Gloucestershire Showcase, UK, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SNOB Film Festival, 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New England Online Film Festival, 2014
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Halfway to SNOB, 2014

ARTICLES

Mark Battle talks about THE JANITOR
New England Film.com

 

Victim

2012

FILM FESTIVALS

WINNER: Best Regional Film | SNOB ( Somewhat North of Boston ) Film Festival, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SNOB ( Somewhat North of Boston ) Film Festival, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New York City Independent Film Festival, 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION: New Hampshire Film Festival, 2012