press release

Contact Information:

Deborah Medenbach, Press Director, Woodstock Film Festival, 

(845) 679-4265,,



WOODSTOCK (Sept. 29, 2016) -- The Woodstock Film Festival is pleased to present the following films that were shot in the Hudson Valley. From Newburgh to Roxbury, production teams set their projects in the beauty of the Catskills, only two hours outside of New York City. The region’s diverse landscape and available talent has served as muse for film moods from romance to horror and documentary to fantasy. The Woodstock Film Festival welcomes the best work of established and emerging filmmakers, some of whom stayed on after completing their projects and now call the Hudson Valley their home. The Woodstock Film Festival’s sister organization, the Hudson Valley Film Commission, aided a good number of this year’s films during production to identify locations, talent and experienced crew.

This year’s Hudson Valley films are:

11:55, directed by Ari Issler and Ben Snyder, filmed in Newburgh

Halfway to Zen, directed by Toby Poser and John Adams, filmed in Delaware county

Liner Notes, directed by Gregg Bray, filmed in New Paltz

Little Boxes, directed by Rob Meyer, filmed in Newburgh

My First Kiss and The People Involved, directed by Luigi Campi, filmed in Roxbury and Margaretville

Nuts, directed by Theo Sena, filmed in Kingston

Serendipity: The Genius Behind Electric Lady, directed by Alyssa DeRosa, Catherine Kaczor, Alec Cafaro, and Meagan Sullivan, filmed in Highland and Bearsville

Stray Bullets, directed by Jack Fessenden, filmed in Woodstock and Stone Ridge

Thirsty, directed by Margo Pelletier, filmed in Saugerties, Kingston and Hudson

The Ticket, directed by Ido Fluk, filmed in Accord and Kingston

This year’s festival will also feature two films that star locally-based actors: Academy Award winner Melissa Leo of Ulster county stars in Burn Country, directed by Ian Olds. Woodstock’s own Michael Christofer stars opposite Karen Allen in Year by the Sea, selected for this year’s Andretta Carpe Diem Award.


We welcome your coverage of these films and are happy to provide photos and arrange interviews as needed. For screening times, locations and tickets, go to

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Hailed as "A True American Maverick Among Fests" and named among the top 50 film festivals  worldwide, the Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round. The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity. The 17th Woodstock Film Festival returns October 13-16, 2016 with an extraordinary lineup of fiercely independent films, panels and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.

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