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Cold Storage

Provincetown International Film Festival (WINNER - Best New England Short)
Woods Hole Film Festival

Provincetown, Massachusetts, is a uniquely American fishing port, beach town, artist enclave, and longtime LGBT community. COLD STORAGE focuses specifically on Provincetown's winter season, as the changes between seasons are as extreme and remarkable as the flow of the bay's daily tide. While nearly 100,000 summer residents - including beach tourists, art enthusiasts, and LGBT vacationers alike - bask in the town's eccentric, seasonal energy and resources, the lifeblood of this community are the few who endure its dramatic transformation through the seasons. Our film portrays a town and culture in everlasting flux, through the vibrant voices and stories of those who remain year-round.

  • Eddie Shore
  • Karen Cappotto
  • Ginny Levy
  • Eddie Shore
  • Jason Oh
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Provincetown International Film Festival
    Provincetown, MA
    United States
    June 15, 2017
    World Premiere
    Best New England Short
Director Biography - Eddie Shore

A graduate of the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, as well as a one-year cinematography intensive at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic, Eddie began his film career in Austin, TX as a founding member of the Color Chart film collective. He is now based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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Director Statement

Something about Provincetown has always mystified me. This mystique, aura, whatever you want to call it - I've realized it's not just within me. This town truly has an energy, and I became fully aware of it when I first visited in the winter. In the summer, it's easy to get lost in the reverie and carnival atmosphere of it all, but in the winter the town shows its bones. It's beautiful.

As the idea of doing something involving Provincetown's winter season grew on me, I didn't know how to express this hidden sense of mysterious beauty that I felt. I finally settled on this documentary when it hit me square in the face: If you ask Provincetown locals to tell their stories, the mystique will reveal itself.

So I did just that, and the locals were more than willing to participate with me. The end result, to me, implicitly tells the past, present, and future of this town, relying solely on the scattered stories of the people who live at the end of the road.