Cast: Kent Fenneuff
Kent seems to have found his place among the rural landscape of Central Maine. Living alone in the woods, he travels to the nearest small cities to drive a cab into the late hours of the night, providing what is often his only social interaction. As we begin to observe this burley figure’s existence, we begin to learn that while at once he seems to revel in his life in the woods, his continued contemplation exposes an inherently human concern regarding one’s place in life as we know it. While he maintains a positivity towards life that many in the rat race could not, he too can’t help but wonder what it could’ve been like if he decided to not stay in the woods. This strangely melancholic, yet uplifting personal story acts as poetic witness to the existing beauty found amongst the outliers.
Jackson Devereux is an emerging Australian-American Documentary producer. Since moving to NYC, he co-produced the feature RIKERS which premiered at DOC NYC, aired nationally on PBS and won a RFK Journalism Award. He then spent over a year implanted with the FBI’s New York office for a Docuseries on USA Network called “Inside the FBI: New York.” He is currently working with Blowback Productions on a HBO feature length documentary.
The Nitehawk Shorts Festival’s MATINEE TWO screening includes eight films that imbue life and death as explored in stories about finite mortality, complex relationships, and exceeding expectations in an oppressive world.