MADAILA – Realization (Official Video)

April 20, 2017

After being heckled for looking like “A bunch of dorks” on Main Street in Burlington, Vermont, the boys from Madaila go to Old Gold to get some new duds to look “cool” for their next big gig!

MADAILA – “I Don’t Want to Rest” – (Official Music Video)

September 29, 2016

While searching for love, we are often blinded by our preconceived notions for what love is and what it can be.
This music video follows one individual on his mission to find love. Through his journey, he will encounter possible threats and overcome dangerous terrain. And he will meet four other wanderers, each of whom represent four forms of love defined by the ancient Greeks: “Agape” (unconditional), “Lupus” (playful), “Philia” (deep friendship), and “Eros” (passion). “Philautia” (love of self) and “Pragma (longstanding love) are discovered as well.

Love comes in many forms, and in this baron and isolated dream world, this band of individuals are all looking for the same thing.
Starring: MADAILA
Cast: Mark Daly, Willoughby Morse, Eric B. Maier, Dan Ryan and Jer Coons
Directed by: Mike Mooney
Director of Photography: Tim Bradley
Additional Videography: Joseph Delaney
Aerial Videography: Total Production Designs, LLC
Editing & Color: Tim Bradley
Special Thanks: Nathan Moyer, Lindsey Cutts, Joel Schwelling
Location: Branbury State Park, Vermont, USA
© Hammer & Saw Films

Did you hear the news?

January 20, 2015

We are so pleased to announce that “100: Head/Heart/Feet” was just awarded Best Sports Film at Festival Sayulita this past weekend! We could not be more excited, and we were thrilled to have our first screening outside the US.

Speaking of screenings, here’s what we have on the calendar:

1/24/2015 CCBA Screening – Lebanon, NH
2/3/2015 Alamo Drafthouse – Denver, CO
2/7/2015 Endurance Outfitters Screening – Belton, TX
2/8/2015 Texas Theater – Dallas, TX
2/19 & 2/20 Juneau, AK Screening
2/26/2015 Boulder Running Company Screening – Boulder, CO
3/7/2015 Sterling College – Craftsbury Common, VT
3/18/2015 Spotlight Stadium 4 – Hartford, CT
3/21/2015 Green Mountain Film Festival – Montpelier, VT
3/24/2015 Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
4/18/2015 Powerhouse Event Center – Boise, ID
4/25/2015 Star Program Screening – Nantucket, MA
5/22/2015 Vermont City Marathon & Expo – Burlington, VT

As always, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and ticket information.

Hope we see you there!

Hammer & Saw Films presents: Madaila – “Give Me All Your Love”

November 27, 2014

We at Hammer & Saw are proud to announce our latest project, a music video for the new single from Madaila, entitled “Give Me All Your Love.” Mark Daly (Chamberlin, Plato Ears) has put together an incredible, genre hopping new band, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. You may also recognize Mark’s name from the credits of “100: Head/Heart/Feet” – he wrote all the original music for the film.

Well, enough yammerin’, click below to watch! Don’t forget to share!


Music! Music! Music! And bonus H&S content!

November 24, 2014

We are so excited here at Hammer & Saw Films to share with you the recent release of Luke Reynolds’ new album, “After The Flood.” We used not one, but TWO of Luke’s songs in “100: Head/Heart/Feet” and are so excited that his new album just dropped on 11/18.

Wait, did you just say, “Who is Luke Reynolds?”

Ummm, ever heard of Guster? He’s in that band.

Ever heard of a Grammy? He was nominated for one.

Know what the Nobel Peace Prize is? He won that six times.*

His new album is incredible, and features members of My Morning Jacket, The War On Drugs, and more. You should probably just go ahead and buy it. You can do so right here!


On Thanksgiving day, Hammer and Saw will be releasing a new video. It’s something that we’ve been working on in our time between all the 100: H/H/F hullabaloo, and we’re so excited for you to see it. Let’s just say it fits in with this week’s music theme, and is loosely connected to the 100: H/H/F project. Stay tuned, and put your goddamned dancing shoes on.





*not true

Screenings Galore!

October 23, 2014

Wow! We’ve been busy showing 100 all around New England, and have been getting great feedback from you all! We’ve been everywhere from Maine to Ohio so far, and have more and more screenings and film festivals to add to the list every day. Here’s what’s coming up on the horizon, and check back regularly as we add more dates:

10/24 – Vermont International Film Festival

11/7-11/9 – SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival

11/8 – Boston International Kids Film Festival

11/12-11/15 – Flatland Film Festival

11/13 – Weyauwega Film Festival

12/6 – Screening in Cornish, NH

12/11 – Maine Outdoor Film Festival 

1/14-1/18 – Festival Sayulita  (hellooooo, Mexico!)

1/17 – Screening in Sunapee, NH

1/21 – Screening in Hartford, CT (details to follow)


100: Head/Heart/Feet Coming Soon To A Theater Near You!

May 30, 2014

It has been a few weeks since our screening at the Windcrossing Festival, the feedback has been amazing and is continuing to come in! More screenings have been popping up locally because of the word of mouth spreading from our screening in New London, NH!

We were honored to have our first great review last week from Far North Endurance, which if you haven’t had a chance to read, please check it out at FarNorthEndurance.

We are currently lining up more screenings in the North East and getting more requests outside of New England as well. In fact, at this moment we are working on a screening in Washington, D.C. , Philadelphia, PA and Boulder, CO.

So, if you too would like to have 100: Head/Heart/Feet in your city please send us a note with a local independent theater so we can get them our information.  Here is a list of upcoming screenings:image001-1

100: Head/Heart/Feet Screenings Begin Around New England

November 29, 2013

So far we’ve screened a few amazing clips from 100: Head/Heart/Feet at three wonderful select venues.  Our first screening was with our favorite local film enthusiasts at the Portsmouth Short Film Night hosted by FilmUnbound who invited us to screen our trailer and the opening to the Vermont 100 which went over very well with the crowd.  We will be working with the founders of FilmUnbound, Catherine Stewart and Michael Rodriguez-Torrent on a private screening from a local select audience of filmmakers prior to releasing to the general public.

Our second screening landed us at Colby-Sawyer College on Alumni Weekend, where we screened three clips from our film.  We had a great audience of about 100 alumni, friends, family, community members from New London New Hampshire and a number of members of the film crew turn out.  It was a great event with a number of audience members asking when the film is going to be ready!

Our most recent screening was for the Trail Monster Running Club, which Zak Wieluns is a member.  This was hosted at the home of Bob and Sue Wieluns.  The gracious hosts invited over 20 runners, friends and family members to their home and pulled out the silver screen and popped the corn for a group of very eager viewers.

We are in the process of editing away and at this moment will not be showing any further clips to the general public until we have a completed film.


Meet the 100: Head/Heart/Feet Team

August 30, 2013

From day one, we knew that shooting the Vermont 100 would require a group of filmmakers who were willing to trudge through the heat, mud, bugs and rain over a 24 hour period and live to tell the tale and over the past year we started assembling this great group.  The team consisted of Chris Kirby, Charles Reilley, Anthony Sedita, Mike Lahey, Victoria Hersey, Aaron Hodge, Carly Stevens, Charles Moak, Chris Diego, Tim Bradley, Joe Delaney, Sarah Taylor Wieluns, Douglas P. Scott, Donna Berghorn, Ben Watts, Bill Peters, Will Peters, Signe Linville and Mike Mooney.

This crew of filming ninjas camped out in a pasture, woke up at 3 am (some earlier because of the rainstorm the night before) and followed Zak Wieluns through the hillsides of Vermont capturing the 25th Anniversary of the Vermont 100.  While this crazy crew was not running the 100 miles, many of them drove over 100 miles, stayed up for more than 30 hours straight, got cars stuck in mud, pulled out of mud by a tractors, fell ill and witnessed first-hand what 300 plus ultra-runners go through to cross the finish line and earn the coveted “Silver Belt Buckle”.

It is fair to say that there has never been such a crew of ultra-marathon filmmakers and if we had to do it all over again, one thing is for sure, Hammer & Saw Films would ask the entire crew back because we couldn’t have done it without everyone on the team!


100: Head/Heart/Feet Kickstarter Goal Surpassed

July 21, 2013

It is a bit overdue, but the entire Hammer & Saw Films crew would like to announce that through your support of our wonderful story, that we were able to hit and surpass our Kickstarter goal! We honestly had no idea what to expect when we got ourselves into this project or submitted it to Kickstarter, but we would like to thank every one of you who has backed this great documentary.

Altogether we had 262 backers, donate $17,945, which was 108% of our goal!

Telling stories, like the one we have here, is truly our passion and we are already putting the entire project together to share this wonderful story with all of you and the rest of the world!

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for all of your support!

-H&S Films