by Loren King Boston Globe
Framingham native and Boston resident Mike Pecci directed the short film "Autumn" as part of the recent "48 Hour Film Project," in which teams were required to shoot and edit a 10-minute film within 48 hours. At a Nov. 21 reception and screening for the films, "Autumn" earned the audience award as well as honors for acting, sound design, and visual effects.
The film stars Garth Donovan and Pete Giovine and was shot in Chinatown, at the Ritz-Carlton, and at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill. Pecci and his team -- producers Louis Scheel and Amy Loeber, editor Benjamin Oliver, and sound designer David Schwartz -- have polished the short film and are readying it for submission to film festivals. Pecci's first short, "Torpor," played the Woods Hole Film Festival and the Boston Underground Film Festival in 2002.