The Wood House

Short Film

Short Film | IMDB
Written, Directed and Edited by Joseph Marconi
The Wood House | 14:26 min | Color | ARRI Alexa | 16:9 | Stereo | 2013

Following an abusive argument with his father, teenage Jonah rushes to escape from his small Vermont town to find a better life. On his way to the train he goes to say goodbye to his high school crush, Mercy, but instead convinces her to go along with him. However, Mercy is unaware that Jonah’s father stole all of his travel money and they have no means of escape. As we follow them to the last train out of town we learn about their complex relationship of misplaced emotions and teenage lust. And in the final hour before the train leaves, Jonah resorts to a desperate act that may destroy everything for him.

2014 Middle Coast Film Festival
– Winner: Best Director – Short Film
– Winner: One to Watch: Emerging Filmmaker

2014 Seattle Shorts Film Festival
– Nominated: Best Actress, Amandine Thomas
– Nominated: Best Cinematography, Elia Lyssy

2014 Orlando Film Festival – Official Selection
2014 NYC Picture Start Film Festival – Official Selection
2014 LA Indie Film Festival – Official Selection
2013 Unofficial Google+ Film Festival – Official Selection

“I have to say that I love everything about The Wood House, from its moody-innocence, to the film’s beautiful screenplay, seamless direction, outstanding acting of all concerned, and fluid camera moves. Notwithstanding the fact that The Wood House‘s fifteen-minute duration moves in a flash and leaves me yearning for more—always a huge plus in any story. Most of all, I love the film’s shocking ending which is a bit ambiguous and open ended, raising questions about the characters, and ourselves, should we find ourselves in similar circumstances. I strongly suggest viewing Joseph Marconi’s very strong and compelling The Wood House.”
– Amy Handler, Film Threat

“Featuring some passionate performances and an engaging ‘stripped down’ soundtrack, The Wood House is a decent display of a simple premise presented solidly in filmic format.”
– James Cherry, The London Film Review

Starring Aaron Sauter, Amandine Thomas, James Rich, J. Parker Wood and Alicia Goranson Executive Producers Joseph Marconi, Alberto Ruiz, Danny Abbruzzesi, Paul Price
Assistant Director Siena Brown
Production Manager Michelle Camaya
Cinematography by Elia Lyssy
Assistant Camera Doug Durant
Gaffer Edward Pages
Production Sound Design by Patrick Southern
Audio Post Chris Davis
Coloring by Vladimir Kucherov
Written, Produced, Edited and Directed by Joseph Marconi