WI/IL Two Short Slot
YES! Filmmaker(s) Attending for Q & A
Sun Feb 26, 2017 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
Directed by Kristin Peterson
USA | 9 min | 2016
An amateur stand-up comedian seeks company digitally after bar close on a winter’s night. She engages the world through social media and her phone, but fails to connect fully with her surroundings and, ultimately, herself.
Kristin Peterson is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies (Documentary) program. Kristin is based in Milwaukee where she collaborates with a number of artists including poets, musicians, animators and fellow filmmakers. She currently works as a broadcast producer at the privately owned advertising agency BVK, where she facilitates the production of nationwide, multi-platform campaigns for clients such as Wyoming Office of Tourism, Maine Office of Tourism, and Michigan State University. Previously, Peterson spent three years programming the Beloit International Film Festival where she gained an education of which films affect audiences, and what stories are worth telling. Combined with her 6+ years’ experience screenwriting, directing, location scouting and production design, she creates films of high production value and strong story quality. Her directorial debut “DOG*WALK” (short film) has screened at festivals as prestigious as the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival (West Coast Premiere), Sarasota Film Festival (East Coast Premiere), Sidewalk Film Festival, and Salento International Film Festival (European Premiere).