Breezehaven is a film about five friends renting a house on Block Island inhabited by a psychotic killer.
The film was created two summers ago by director Patrick Bosworth, a theatre double major in acting/directing, actor Jamie DuFault, a journalism and film double major with a theatre minor, and several of their friends.
Bosworth and DuFault, both from Narragansett, shot most of the footage during a one-week period on Block Island. Bosworth and DuFault edited the film in their spare time over a year and a half, completing the film in time for the URI Film Festival Visualiztions last spring, where it won first place in the open category.
“The film was more of a learning experience for us. We didn’t really expect to be picked up by any festivals,” Bosworth said, “We learned a great deal about the entire process of making a film from footage to editing and sound.”
The film was chosen for the Rhode Island International Film Festival, which took place in August. A representative from the R.I. International Horror Film Festival was at that event and asked the URI students to show their film at his event as well.
“It started out as just a bunch of friends having a good time on Block Island,” DuFault said, “This was our first crack at making a movie. There was no budget involved, and everything you see, we did ourselves. Both of us were really surprised at how it came out.”
The two students found it a privilege to be chosen for the R.I. International Horror Film Festival. “It’s great to let people see your film and to meet people in the industry,” DuFault said, “We’re really excited.”