@Me

@Me

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@Me

Directed by Kristin Peterson

Short Narrative
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.



@Me - Kristin PetersonKristin Peterson
Director,  Writer

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).

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Director: Kristin Peterson
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 9 minutes
Rating: 
PG-13

Credits


Producers: David Busse
Cinematographer/DP:  Bennett Litton 
Writers:
Kristin Peterson, Andrea Guzzetta, Jonathan Phillips
Key Cast:
 Andrea Guzzetta, Bethany Price

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Act II

Act II

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 26, 2017 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande


Act II

Directed by Edward Pronley

Short Narrative
United States | 16 min | 2015


An investigative journalist must discover who is behind the attempted murder of the egotistical lead actor of an off-Broadway play before intermission is over.



Act II - Ed PronleyEdward Pronley
Director

Ed Pronley is a Sophomore Film Major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After spending many years pursuing an interest in acting he decided to focus on directing. In High School Ed directed a few theatre productions as well as a few personal film projects. During his freshman year at UW-Milwaukee he joined the student-run Production Club. Each school year, Production Club picks a script and director to make a short film with a full student crew. When the producers announced their 2014/2015 project entitled “Act II” Ed was chosen as the director.

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Director: Edward Pronley
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 16 min
Rated: PG13

Credits


Producers: Emry Brisky, Caleb Ehlert, Aleena Luisier, Katelyn Schulfer, Cheryl Frawley, Eleanor Frawley, Daniel Pronley
Executive Producer: Kelly Kirshtner
Cinematographer/DP: Pierce Ellner
Film Editing: 
Jacob J. Mouradian
Production Design: Moriah Bame  

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Blur

Blur

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
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Blur

Directed by Henry Nasserbakht

Short Narrative
United States | 11 min | 2016


Patty, a struggling children’s book artist, meets a woman who forces her to confront her off-kilter balance of fantasy and reality.



Blur - Henry NasserbakhtHenry Nasserbakht
Director, Producer

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Director: Henry Nasserbakht
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 11 min
Rated: R

Credits


Producers: Henry Nasserbakht, Inna Manzhul
Cinematographer/DP:  Danny Valdez
Film Editing: 
Robert Kurland
Production Design: Inna Manzhul

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The Deer Queen

Deer Queen, The

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 26, 2017 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande


The Deer Queen

Directed by Brooke Thiele

Short Narrative
United States | 7 min | 2016


We are in the deep Northwoods, where the powerful and fragile Deer Queen reigns. We see a small cabin, filled with trophies of the hunt. On the ground outside the cabin, there is a dead deer. A Hunter emerges from inside the deer. Her quarry is a seductive and dangerous Crane, whom she stalks (and pines for) because the Crane has the freedom to fly away.



The Deer Queen - Brooke ThieleBrooke Thiele
Director, Producer, Writer

Brooke Thiele teaches basic and experimental animation classes. She also manages the Film Equipment Room.

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Director: Brooke Thiele
Country:  United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 7 min
Rated: R

Credits


Producers:  Brook Thiele
Cinematographer/DP:  Yinan Wang
Digital Effects: Andrew Swant

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Gemütlichkeit

Gemütlichkeit

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
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Gemütlichkeit

Directed by Grant Brown

Short Narrative
United States | 13 min | 2016


A musical about Germany, Milwaukee, beer, and good cheer.



Gemütlichkeit - Grant BrownGrant Brown
Director, Producer, Writer

Grant is a recent graduate of the film program at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and has been making films for fifteen odd years. With multiple award-winning films circulating the Milwaukee film community Grant continues to write, direct, produce, and shoot with his unique vision.

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Director: Grant Brown
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min
Rated: PG13

Credits


Producers: Grant Brown, Tracy Brown
Writers: Grant Brown, Elias King, Shannon McInnis

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GRAS Generally Recognized as Safe

GRAS: Generally Recognized as Safe

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
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GRAS: Generally Recognized as Safe

Directed by Kevin Barber

Short Narrative
United States | 9 min | 2016


Alex, the regional manager of a veterinary pharmaceutical company, risks losing the business of veterinarians in her California county, unless she can buy their loyalty before new FDA guidelines — requiring farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotic use in livestock– are enacted. With corporate higher-ups threatening to close her branch if she can’t meet her quota, Alex endeavors to win the veterinarians’ business by touting a loophole in the new law — promising the veterinarians that they can still profit, despite the guidelines’ intentions. When one veterinarian challenges the legality of her recommendations, Alex’s job, her family’s survival, and the foundations of her beliefs hang in the balance.



GRAS Generally Recognized as Safe - Kevin BarberKevin Barber
Director, Producer, Writer

Kevin is an actor and filmmaker based out of New York City. Having spent the majority of the past decade acting in indie films and many of the major regional theaters around the country, he began making films as a way to tell stories that were of greater personal interest than his acting jobs often allowed. GRAS is Kevin’s second fully produced film where he has served as the director, writer, and composer. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the Florida State/ Asolo Conservatory M.F.A. program.

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Director: Kevin Barber
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 9 min
Rated: R

Credits


Producers: Kevin Barber, Oriana Oppice
Cinematography: Josef Orlandi
Music: Kevin Barber
Set Decoration: Astrid Ovalles

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Lobster fra Diavolo

Lobster fra Diavolo

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
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Lobster fra Diavolo

Directed by Oriana Oppice

Short Narrative
United States | 14 min | 2015


It’s the holidays and Nonna plans to serve the lobster as part of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Angela, Nonna’s granddaughter, is vegan and doesn’t approve of Nonna’s plans. For that matter, neither does the lobster.



Lobster Fra Diavolo - Oriana OppiceOriana Oppice
Director, Producer, Writer

Oriana Oppice was born in Italy and raised in the United States (she is a citizen of both). “Lobster fra Diavolo” is her first film as solo director and producer. After school at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, she moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career. Her first film she co-directed — “Camp Belvidere” — has been selected at numerous festivals around the world and has won for Best Directing and Best Film, among others. Oriana has appeared in many TV shows, including Medium, Person of Interest, and House of Cards. She also has a Masters in International Law from the University of Chicago and enjoys playing piano and viola.

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Director: Oriana Oppice
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 14 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Oriana Oppice, Jane Barbara
Cinematographer/DP: Violetta D’Agata
Film Editing:
 Violetta D’Agata
Visual Effects: Piero Perilli

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Operation Wolf Patrol

Operation Wolf Patrol

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sun Feb 26, 2017 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande


Operation Wolf Patrol

Directed by Joe Brown

Short Documentary
United States | 9 min | 2016


“Wolf Patrol: Wisconsin Wildlife Issues” is a short documentary that focuses on the controversial group “Wolf Patrol.” The film follows Rod Coronado, Wolf Patrol’s leader, as he endeavors to raise awareness about wolf and bear poaching in Northern, Wisconsin. The film also treats the issue of WI’s new “Hunter Harassment” law– a law that makes it illegal to take photos of hunters on public lands.



Operation Wolf Patrol Directed by Joe BrownJoe Brown
Director, Producer

Joe Brown is a filmmaker and educator currently based at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where he runs the Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival (GLEFF). His documentary work has screened at: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival; New Filmmakers, New York; the Birmingham Sidewalk Festival; the Dallas International Film Festival, and many more venues. Brown holds both a MFA and a MA in video production and currently sits on the board of the University Film & Video Association.

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Director: Joe Brown
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 9 min
Rated: PG13

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Think Twice

Think Twice

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Fri Feb 24, 2017 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
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Think Twice

Directed by Eliaz Rodriguez

Short
United States | 7 min | 2015


Tess runs into a building to find her boyfriend Tony grappling with another man for a gun. Will Tess’ “double vision” be the end of Tony or will he save the day by proving his identity?



Think Twice - Eliaz RodriguezEliaz Rodriguez
Director, Producer, Writer

Eliaz Rodriguez is a self-taught filmmaker from Chicago. In 2008 he co-created the comedy group Wood Sugars and over the next five years produced/directed hundreds of films, web series, podcasts, and live comedy shows. In October of 2013 he made his first solo short film, an adaptation of a true story entitled Beverly, which went on to win Best In Show of the Cinema Minima Residency and Best of Fest of the Indie Incubator Film Fest.

Eliaz can also be heard weekly on segments of the podcast he engineers, named CinemaJaw “The greatest movies podcast ever!”

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Film Information


Director: Eliaz Rodriguez
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 7 min
Rating: R

Credits


Producers: Ryan Jagiello, Patrick Flanagan
Executive Producer: Armando Hernandez, Eliaz Rodriguez
Cinematographer/DP:  Benjamin Curtis-Beard
Original Music/Composer:  Mark D’Errico

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