A WWII American Air Force pilot is captured by German forces and brought to a prison camp. He dreams of escaping to the Spanish border with a guide he hardly knows, resulting in his most daring journey yet.
Written and Directed by Erin Enberg Director of Photography and Executive Producer: Jayson Lobozzo
Jayson Lobozzo and I in "the barracks."
ARABEL is my personal favorite project. When Jayson Lobozzo approached me for a script, I knew he had done several period pieces before and I hoped I could slip in a WWII POW story. WWII has been an interest of mine since I was a teenager and I had recently written several flash fiction pieces set in WWII. The one I chose to make into a short script, The Stalag 1944, had hallucinatory and atmospheric imagery that translated to film in the style of Terry Gilliam's Brazil or The Manchurian Candidate--or at least those are a few films we drew inspiration from.
We filmed entirely in Maine and built part of the set, as you can see in the behind-the-scene photos. Arabel won Best Maine Film at the Emerge Film Festival in 2015 and received honorable mention for Best Cinematography and Best Score at the SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival in Providence, Rhode Island.
Honorable Mention: Best Cinematography & Best Score
The Cast: Erik Moody Erika Wilson Brian Chamberlain Michael Dix Thomas Andrew Sawyer The Crew: Writer & Director: Erin Enberg Director of Photography & Executive Producer: Jayson Lobozzo Assistant Director: Ramsey Tripp Second Assistant Director: Andrea Nilosek Set Designer: Gretchen Petrone Gaffer: Phil Cormier Assistant Camera: Dean Merrill Sound: Rob Sylvain Sound: Andy Barbo Key Grip: Mark Hensley Grip: Sean Martin Sound Engineer: Michael McInnis Editor: Johnny Mowatt Wardrobe: Alison Slattery Hair/Makeup: Jessica Elizabeth Hair/Makeup: Jennifer Riegel McEdward Hair/Makeup: Tasha Judson Zwickerhill Production Assistant: Kimble Lavoie Production Assistant: Corey A. Rich Production Assistant: David Burton Lovejoy POW: Dominic Lavoie POW: Charles C. Gagne POW: Scott Mohler Special Thanks: Jeffrey Griecci