The Long Island Big Fish Film Festival is presented by the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, the Nassau County Film Office, the Nassau County Dept of Recreation, Parks and Museum Services, the Nassau County Dept of Planning and the Malverne Cinema & Art Center.

85 Years and 16 Presidents 18 Minutes
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 2:00 pm
A Documentary on the Director’s Grandfather, 85 Years and 16 Presidents is a story about a man who has lived through the Great Depression, WWII, a heart attack, cancer, the death of his wife, and 16 different Presidents, and is able to find a meaning in life through his 5 grandchildren and surviving family members.
Director/Producer: John Lazzaro

Lost Suburbia 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 2:00 pm
Five Long Island, New York independent filmmakers have come together to produce this labor of love (three years in the making) feature anthology based on local haunted legends that have plagued their childhood nightmares. The four short films are based on the hangings at Sweet Hollow Road (Paul Natale’s Misery Loves), the lady in white ghost (Sean King’s “Mary’s Grave), the abandoned Kings Park psychiatric facility (Terrence and Elizabeth Smith’s “The Institute for Mental Hygiene”), and the Native American tale of Lake Ronkonkoma (Peter Bune’s “Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma”). The fictional films are preceded by documentary segments that explore the legend’s origins and feature interviews with experts on the subject such as paranormal investigator Joe Giaquinto, “Weird NY” authors Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman, and along with historical photos, dramatic reenactments, location footage, and testimonials by locals who have been affected by these legends; supernaturally or otherwise.
Directors: Sean King, Pete Bune, Paul Natale, Elizabeth Smith, Terrence Smith
Producers: Sean King, Pete Bune, Paul Natale, Chris, Russoniello, Elizabeth Smith,
Terrence Smith
Writers: Sean King, Pete Bune, Paul Natale, Elizabeth Smith, Terrence Smith

1400 HRS 7 Minutes
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 4:30 pm
Duncan Welles, a highly skilled sniper and paid assassin becomes haunted by his past, as he waits for his next target to arrive, on his last day on the job
Director: PJ Germain
Producer: Rashida Germain

When Broom Sticks Were King 27 Minutes
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 4:30 pm
Stickball, A sport born on the streets of Brooklyn, Street teams competing only for glory and bragging rights. “When Broomsticks were King” is a tribute to Brooklyn Stickball and the hero’s who played. Told in a documentary style, this comedic tribute relives this forgotten sport in all its glory.
Writer/Director/Producer: Jason Cusato

All About Telsa- The Research 1 Hour 21 Minutes
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 4:30 pm
Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in what was then the Austrian Empire. He studied in Graz and Prague to become an electrical engineer. After his emigration to the United States in 1884 Tesla patented the Alternating Current (AC) system we still use today. Around 1900, his vision was to transmit energy without wires so that everybody could have energy for free. Tesla’s vision failed. Today, he is almost forgotten – so director Michael Krause went to find out all about Tesla. He started his research in New York City …
Director: Michael Krause
Producer: Peter Roloff

Truth of Fiction, The 20 Minutes
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 7:00 pm
Accustomed to the pleasures of a carefree lifestyle in an unconventional and often erratic environment, a group of college students set out on what they believe is a typical day of mindless acts until a drug infused conversation sparks serious concerns about their uncertain futures.
Director: Peter Flores
Producer/Writer: Nick Psinakis

Here’s to Revenge 1 Hour 26 Minutes
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 7:00 pm
It is often the case that life’s events connect us to others that we are unaware. When Dick shows up on Victor’s doorstep, unable to remember who he is, and with nothing but a few carefully placed notes to clue him in, the two men have no idea the events, past and future, that connect them.
Writer/Director/Producer: Sean Tracy

Kings Down 20 Minutes
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 9:30 pm
After Alex King’s brother is found dead, he must return home to a life he left behind, to find his brother’s killer.
Writer/Director: Mike Dean
Producer: Daniel Gardenier

Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrashed Metal 1 Hour 39 Minutes
Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 9:30 pm
Get Thrashed traces the impact of thrash metal; an extreme form of heavy metal popularized in the early 1980’s by bands like Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.
Director: Rick Ernst
Producers: Rick Ernst, Rat Skates

How to Grow a Fig Tree 37 Minutes
Sunday, October 14, 2007 – 2:30 pm
A grandfather, a grandson, a very tender lesson in love. An urban coming of age movie set in the Brooklyn/Queens area with an Italian backdrop. From street punks and violence to an old mans fig tree in his backyard, this film can promise an emotional experience that will warm hearts and instill fear while examining what can happen when the raw emotions of a human being loses control; even for only a fleeting moment in time.
Director: Michael J. Arbouet
Producers: Richard Signorelli, Shawn Callahan
Writer: Richard Signorelli

The Jones Beach Boys 1 Hour and 32 Minutes
Sunday, October 14, 2007 – 2:30 pm
It’s been 34 years since Ron Blake Colby worked as an ocean lifeguard at Jones Beach, Long Island. He may have left, but many guards from his days at the beach, are still there; one for 64 years. Ron revisits them in this documentary. Discover the lure and determination that keeps them keeping on. They are living their dream. Writer/Director/Producer: Ron Blake Colby

Flower of A Girl 5 Minutes
Sunday, October 14, 2007 – 5:00 pm
“Flower of a Girl” is a visual poem about a despondent woman who lies curled up on her bathroom floor, unable to rouse herself. She hears an echo of a laugh and searches the mirror, finding an image of her younger self. A tentative “hello” beckons her outside. Will she finally get up off the floor? Based on the poem by Rebecca Gopoian.
Writer/Director: Kim Cummings
Producer: Kim Cummings, Dane Lawing

Honeymoon 25 Minutes
Sunday, October 14, 2007 – 5:00 pm
A newly married couple anxious to leave their wedding, has to make one last stop before heading on their honeymoon. But once on their journey they soon realize that they are on a much darker path.
Director: Evan Lipsman
Producer: Gene Licata
Writer: Mike Trentacosti

Cat Experiment, The 82 Minutes
Sunday, October 14, 2007 – 5:00 pm
A comedy about an empty house that fills up with numerous characters who are unaware of each other and unaware of their activities being caught on 43 cameras recording.
Writer/Director/Executive producer: David Nesenoff
Executive Producer: Mitchell Nesenoff

Collision 27 Minutes
Sunday, October 14, 2007 – 7:45 pm
‘Collision’ is a parallel story of 3 strangers surviving in the streets of New York City. The story revolves around 15-year-old Malia, a Latina girl from the Bronx, who has just been kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment. On this chaotic day, her path intersects with that of 2 other homeless characters- a recovering alcoholic named Zeke and an autistic man named Elias. By the end of the day, the lives of all three are forever altered by their chance encounters.
Writer/Director/Producer: Sharyn Chen

Truth 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Sunday, October 14, 2007 – 7:45 pm
Five people are brought together by fate to become aware of their truths. August Wells, an undercover agent who dedicates his life to his job. Fritz Hess, a mysterious man who is filled with hatred. Bernard, a single father who prides himself on being the “good guy”.
Lisa, a spy, she is lost and misguided. Zara, a self-proclaimed rapper who thinks he is destined for greatness. Their truths bring them together, denying them the opportunity to ever go back.
Writer/Director/Producer: Frankie Sooknanan
Producer: Mahadeo Shivraj

Light Keeper 10 Minutes
Monday, October 15, 2007 – 7:45 pm
A man consumed with his own success soon finds himself struggling to balance work and family. His son wants to be loved and his wife wants to feel loved again. When a life threatening illness stares him in the face is it enough to change him?
Writer/Director/Producer: James Benedetto

The Hit 7 Minutes
Monday, October 15, 2007 – 7:45 pm
Sonny and Joe-Joe, two feuding, down-on-their luck mobsters are sent to carry out an important contract killing. But their boss, Vito, fed up with their incompetence and lack of productivity has other plans for them.
Writer/Director: Ben Fiore
Producers: Sal Manzo, Victor Moreyra, Ben Fiore

York Street 1 Hour 37 Minutes
Monday, October 15, 2007 – 7:45 pm
In Brooklyn, the word on the street is sometimes more powerful than the truth itself. In a world where crime and corruption feeds the greed and power of the underground, sometimes trouble is waiting just around the corner. Looking for inspiration, Henry (Frederick Silo Gunsch), a frustrated writer, follows Jimmy (Edward Heegan) and his crew on an urban adventure that ends up in a game of cat and mouse with a mysterious vigilante. As Jimmy and the boys embark on their biggest score yet, the boss of the local underground crime world Sonny (Fred Bernard) is hot on their tail. Embark on a Journey shot exclusively on the streets of Brooklyn. “Some people search their entire lives for there inspiration, but sometimes inspiration finds you.’
Writer/Director/Producer: Jason Cusato

How Lucky China 47 Minutes
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 – 6:45 pm
Country singer, Mary LaMont’s, trip to China is documented.
Writer/Director/Producer: Leslye Abbey

Farmboy 1 Hour 4 Minutes
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 – 6:45 pm
The story of Sunnygables and the Babcock family is important for a full understanding of American cultural development in the 20th century. The principles and programs developed by H.E. Babcock helped save the American Farm back then and are now saving farms in other lands. In developing lands today, most farmers are unable to afford necessary agricultural technology. In urban United States, most school-aged children have very little idea where their food comes from. Most assume that there will always be an abundant supply of food available to the American public. It is hoped that this documentary will create an awareness of these issues and further H.E. Babcock’s mission of education and innovation in the field of agriculture.
Writer/Director/Producer: Jake Gorstf