"Colewell" SFFILM Premier and Sound Panel

April 7th, 2019

I’m thrilled to announce that “Colewell” is going to be premiering at the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival. I served as the supervising sound editor / sound designer on the film alongside a wonderful crew. There are going to be two screenings at the festival…

Sat, Apr 13 at 8:00 pm at the Dolby Cinema

Tue, Apr 16 at 6:00 pm at the Creativity Theater

In addition to the screenings, there’s also going to be a panel exploring the sound of a few films at the festival including “Colewell”…

Mon, Apr 15 at 11:00 am at the SFFILM FilmHouse

Here’s a description of the film…

In tiny Colewell, Pennsylvania, the residents gather at the post office for mail and gossip, while the days pass quiet and serene. That is until news comes that the office is to close, and beloved clerk Nora (a marvelous Karen Allen) is left to fight for her job and reflect on the choices she has made that kept her in Colewell for so many years. Touching, with a hint of melancholy, Tom Quinn’s eloquent film is an ode to small-town life and the quiet emotions that come with nostalgia and memories of the past.

As fears arise around her future and her past becomes ever more present, Nora states, “I don’t want to be lonely,” but what that means is elusive. Infusing Nora with integrity and grace, Allen captures the intimate and often private struggle that occurs later in life, when unexpected changes occur. Heartened by a great supporting cast including Hannah Gross and Kevin J. O’Connor, Colewell gorgeously captures rural America, while giving space to the beauty of time passing and reflecting on what determines a life well lived.