Friday, February 13th, 2009
Big Movie Trailer is Jeff Stern’s latest exploration of the deeply absurd. At first, we recognize the familiar baritone of the voice-of-God narrator setting the stage for some kind of epic Hollywood blockbuster. But, there’s something wrong with this movie trailer. The narrator seems to be making up the plot as he goes. Mysterious Kansas strip malls? Time-traveling bathtubs? Highway-side laundromats where you can play pool while you wait? Big Movie Trailer twists a familiar, comfortable format into something profoundly and hilariously bizarre. http://www.vimeo.com/3030504Jeff Stern is a Boston-based filmmaker, screenwriter and actor whose work has screened at the Woods Hole, Olympia, New Hampshire and Boston Underground Film Festivals, among others. He is the co-producer and host of Open Screen, a monthly forum for independent, underground films held at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA. In January 2009, he finished production on the independent feature film "Good Work," in which Jeff stars as Jason. In summer 2009, Jeff co-produced and starred in the independent feature film "Party Like It’s a Verb." Both films are currently in post-production. Jeff currently plays in the band The Avon Barksdale. He is also a lifetime member of the musical baseball ensemble, The Farmhands. Jeff works at Bentley University, where he teaches Media Production. He lives in Cambridge near a bunch of baseball diamonds with his wife, Anna Goldsmith, and son, Leo Coolidge.