The director of STRAY BULLETS is featured in the art mag Chronogram. Story is not quite accurate (Stray Bullets is not a sequel to Jack’s early work), but the Teen program that played his short films in prior years is a vital part of the festival, celebrating new voices in film.
“When the seventeenth annual Woodstock Film Festival returns the weekend of October 13-16, 2016, a feature film that was originally premiered as a short in the 2015 Teen Film Program will be included in the schedule. Expanded into a feature narrative just this year, Stray Bullets pits slacker teens against career criminals, starring local youth actor Asa Ryder Spurlock, in the film written and directed by Jack Fessenden.
As part of its mission as an educational not-for-profit arts organization, the Woodstock Film Festival presents an annual Youth Films event to encourage young filmmakers and showcase some of the best young talent from the local region and around the world. This year’s lineup includes nine shorts which tackle topics like bullying, race, and gender, through traditional and experimental film techniques. And as with Fessenden’s film, it can spur more opportunities in filmmaking.”