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CHARLIE & POPPY

CHARLIE & POPPY

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 14:27
Year of production: 2015

SYNOPSIS

Faced with the loss of his beloved grandfather, a young man sits at a train station platform, where he replays 20 years of childhood memories, desperately seeking for a way to keep his grandfather's spirit alive.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Poppy: Warren Hammack
Charlie 4 (Adult): Will Bouvier
Charlie 1: Cole Ryan
Charlie 2: Austin Ryan
Charlie 3: Warren Niles Potts
Noah: Keegan Paradis

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Jennifer Potts
Screenwriter: Jennifer Potts
Producer: Mary Baker
Director of Photography: Devin Lyons
Sound: Sophie LeBlanc-Medeiros
Editing: Charles Roberts
Sound Editing: Feri Gutiérrez Arcelus
Music Composer: Sergio Torres-Letelier

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Sub-genre : Family
Language : English
Country of origin : USA
Year of production : 2015
Total running time : 14:27
Shooting format : Digital Canon C500 2K
Color type : Color
Aspect ratio : 2:35:1
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

Best Dramatic Short: SNOB Film Festival/New England Indie Fest,
Best Family Short: Queen City Film Festival
Best International Short, Jagran Film Festival
Audience Choice Runner Up, Draft Festival

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Ozark Foothills Film Festival, Arkansas, USA
Sanford International Film Festival, Maine, USA (nominated for best director)
Jagran Film Festival, India
18th FESTCURTASBH (Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival), Brazil
Boston Film Gala, Massachusetts, USA
Fest Film Kosova HNF
Nida Short Film Festival, Lithuania
Kinosmena International Short Film Festival, Belarus
Queen City Film Festival, Maryland, USA
West Virginia FILMmakers Festival, West Virginia, USA
SNOB Film Festival/New England Indie Fest, New Hampshire, USA
SMILE International Film Festival for Children and Youth, New Delhi, India
Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India
Chatauqua International Film Festival, New York, USA
Princeton Film Festival, New Jersey, USA
Draft Festival, New Hampshire, USA
Festival de Cine de La Serena, Chile

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

I am an independent filmmaker, theatre director, screenwriter, educator, and playwright, and I am
living proof that life does not need to slow down when you get to the middle. I graduated from
Drew University in 1992 with a BA in Theatre Arts. I co-founded and ran Cornerstone Performing
Arts Center in Fitchburg, MA, where I oversaw a small non-equity theatre company and directed
multiple productions every year.
In 2012, I returned to school to study film/video production at Fitchburg State University, where I
wrote and directed two short films and was awarded 2014 Film Student of the Year. While at
Fitchburg State, I wrote and directed a short film titled Home , which was selected to screen at four
film festivals.
In July 2016, I graduated from New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) with a MFA in Writing for
the Stage and Screen. While at NHIA I wrote three feature-length screenplays and one full-length
play. My short film Charlie & Poppy screened at nearly 20 film festivals around the world and took
home three "best of" awards. In 2018, my short film based on my feature film, The Extraordinary
World of Cecily Blinkstop was selected to screen at Rhode Island International Film Festival and
took home first place in the Kids Eye Competition. In 2019, The Extraordinary World of Cecily
Blinkstop screened in the New England Film Festival where it won the Overall Audience Award
and runner up for Best Drama.
I teach half time on the Humanities faculty at Regis College in Weston, MA. I live in Worcester,
MA, with my husband of 29 years. We have five grown children and one puppy named Stewart.