THE NESTING DOLL Film Festival Fund


It's time to take the show on the road! We're raising funds for film festival submissions and we'd love your support. Please watch the 5 minute video up top, read about the project below and pass it on. : )

Short trailer for a short film.

My name is Jeffrey Palmer and I am the director of the short dramatic thesis film THE NESTING DOLL, a film about one family's story of memory loss and memory lane. 

The film addresses themes of Alzheimer’s, the fragility of brotherly bonds, the power of nostalgia, and the struggles and strains of caring for an aging parent. It features Rob DiNinni, Johnny Halloran, Katharine Sterling and Kirsten Salpini, all talented actors and stage performers working in New England.

The cast (L to R) Rob DiNinni, Katharine Sterling, Johnny Halloran, Kirsten Salpini

Production took place early May of 2017 as part of the MFA program in Cinema and Media Production at Boston University, where I earned my masters degree with a focus in Directing.

Poster concept.

It's now January 2018 and I'm pleased to announce that the film is done --yes!-- but the work continues as we prepare to submit THE NESTING DOLL to film festivals across the states and around the world. 

Promoting and marketing a film can be just about as daunting, and exciting, as making the film itself. Our film’s producer Jamie Companeschi and I decided early on that if we were going to ask folks to contribute in some way, we would wait until we had a finished product to offer. As the film's team leader, I must say that we definitely have a wonderful movie to share with you!

Film festivals are a fantastic way to put all of our hard work on screen in front of live audiences hungry for this sort of story. Because submission fees and costs of necessary materials add up, we're hoping to offset those expenses by reaching out to our network of family, friends and fans for a little boost in funding.

Anyone who contributes, no matter the amount, will receive a private link with a password to view the film digitally at home or on your computer. The running time is 12:30 minutes and I can earnestly make a guarantee that the story delivers, the performances shine, and the production quality is "Like you see in the movies." 

And to keep things fun, I will also be posting some additional perks - comic books, trinkets from the film, video updates - throughout the campaign.

We hope you will share this information with your friends and followers on social media using the links on this page. Please use the hashtag #TheNestingDollMovie when posting. 

(L to R) Ellen Lee, Zachary Dripps, Michael MacDuff

On behalf of the cast and crew, THANK YOU in advance for your interest and support! We apprecaite your generosity.

Yours in cinema,

Jeffrey Palmer, MFA
Director "The Nesting Doll"

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