29​​May​​ -June ​​/2008​

10th​​ MKE Short Film Festival

"BEST LOCAL FESTIVAL!"

Location: The Alchemist Theatre

2569 S. Kinnickinnic, Bayview 

Session 1:  Friday, May 30th 2008 (Ages 16 & up)

The Dirty Job (MKE)

by Ross Bigley

In a large nameless metropolitan east coast city, Special Agent Michelle of the DSI polices the hidden demon population. Her latest assignment given to her by Bob; is to punish Tom Tom  for sexually assaulting a nun. But in order to do her job Michelle has to contend with local demon boss Fatty Boy, Leon, The Cretin and their degenerate stripper girlfriend. A vulgar comic book brought to life.

 

Death Valley Video (Los Angeles)

by Eric Gerber
A mockumentary home video with a disturbing twist. Eric Gerber was awarded the grand prize in 2004 for his film 'Aldara', he currently lives in Los Angeles where he continues to make his short films.

 

Kindred (Chicago)

by Andrew Hamer

Dave is 19, and he ran away from home after his father’s unexpected death. His weird Uncle Ted shows up on his doorstep, and Dave is now responsible for him.  Andrew Hamer studied comedy at the Improv Olympics and at Second City. He currently performs stand up around Chicago and makes films.

 

Spoon (MKE)

by Jonathan West

Murray has just been dumped by yet another gal, and his bartender pal Sal helps him make it through the night. Jonathan is a Milwaukee writer and theatre artist who used to be the artistic director of the Bialystock & Bloom Theatre Company

 

Victim (MKE) 

by Jason Williams and R. Michael Gull

Victim is the brainchild of stand up comic/writer/actor R. Michael Gull. First written by Gull as a short story in 1993, Victim is the tale of Vincent, a man whose concept of love is, shall we say, a bit skewed. He's not a monster. As a matter of fact, he could be your neighbor, your mechanic, or your child's teacher. He could be that guy with the flat tire on the side of the road, or the one behind you at night at the ATM.

2008 Audience Favorite

Victim

 

A serial killer confesses his crimes to a female homicide detective.

Session 2:  Saturday May 31st, 2008, Homegrown Films 2PM  (Ages 16 & up)

Location: The Alchemist Theatre

2569 S. Kinnickinnic, Bayview 

Lost Memory (MKE)

by Morgan Kastner

 

Kid Beat Box's Naked Man (MKE)

by Kid Beat Box

 

Transitory #1 (MKE)

by Katrina Jordan

 

Love and War (Madison)

by Shelby Falk

 

A Fistful of Dollar (MKE)

by Don Ford

 

Let it Grow (MKE)

by Evan Atwood

 

Blind Date (La Crosse)

by Ryan Aaarstad 

 

Plight of North American Bipeds (Madison)

by Bridget Brown

 

Customer Service (MKE)

by Jack Packard

 

Seffy D (Menomonee Falls)

by Kyle Richards

 

In Spades (Brookfield)

by Melissa Musante

 

Escape from Gizemboob (Pewaukee)

by Joe Shakula 

watch film here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWM6WoHD99g&feature=related

Thursday, May 29th 2008 Kick -Off Party at

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Session 3: MSFF World View 3:45PM (Ages 16 & up)

Night Train (U.K) 

by Sam Sharples

 

Strike 2 (Spain)

by Arturo Prines 

 

The Metamorposis and the Jungle (WI)

by Sean Kafer

 

Catharsis (Spain)

by Daniel Sanchez Chamorro

 

For a Few Dollars More (Netherlands)

by Jelmar Hufen

 

My Undone School Movies (Romania)

by Eva Pervolovich 

 

Alicia Wonderland (Poland)

by Martin Gauvreau

 

Red Light District Graffiti (Japan)

by Kasumi Hiraoka

Session 6:  Sunday, June 1st, 2008 , Juried Films 7pm (Ages 16 & up)

Location: The Times Cinema

Korporate Voyage (MKE)

by Justin Bosar 
A young Auteur embarks on a journey via drigible, to bring media to weary workers.

 

Freefall (CT)

by Pawel Pawelczak 
A Manhattan man subconsciously relives the events of 9/11

 

17 Year Cicada (Los Angeles)

by Eric Gerber
An experimental video following the journey of a 17 year Cicada.

 

Oh, Paprika (MKE)

by Anna Krutzik 

An exploration of feelings told in two parts.


Have Courage (MKE)

by Benjamin John Van Male 

On a cold rainy day chickens show their courage.


The Road (CA)

by Owen Thomas

Karma, condensed. A group of people help karma along, having no idea where it'll end.


Feng (Wind)  (Australia)

by Aaron Wilson 

Two people from two countries who once shared a common experience.


Weeds (MKE)

by Aurum Design

A strong female character discovers the power of words in a numinous book garden. Created for the 48hr film project and screened at the Cannes Film Festival.


Drip (WI)

by Craig A. Knitt

A series of intricate events are placed into motion by a slowly dripping faucet.

 

The Whole Truth (Ill)

by Gerald Guthrie 
An animated work that analyzes aspects of human interaction by decon-textualizing individual contributions to an "overly Polite" conversation.

Watch film here:

https://vimeo.com/9363242

 

Otto's Day (MKE)

by Jisun O
An ordinary day in the life of an old man who lives alone in a city apartment.

 

 

6optionals (WI)

by Corey Kupfer
The unseen process of performing.

 

 

L19:Disposed (Canada)

by Paul Whittington

The last few minutes of an android's life.

 

Small Apartment (NY)

by Andrew Thomas Betzer

A middle age man, his son and daughter in law explore love and perversion in 700 square feet of space.

 

 

Victim (MKE) 

by R. Michael Gull and Jason Williams

Vincent is a man whose concept of love is, shall we say, a bit skewed.

 

bigboy_74 (U.K.)

by Tom Marshall
A case of mistaken identity leads to suicidal Harry receiving a crash course in "dogging".

2008 Best Film
bigboy_74

A case of mistaken identity leads to suicidal Harry receiving a crash course in "dogging".

2008 Festival Film

17 Year Cicada 


 

An experimental video following the life of a seventeen year cicada. Filmed in Glenview, Illinois on digital 8 video. Images/Editing by Eric Gerber. Sound Design by Andrew Rosas.

2008 Festival Film

Weeds


 

2008 Artistic Achievement in Visual Design. Done for the 48 Hour Film Project. Directed by Aurum Design.

2008 Festival Film

Wind (风)

Two people from two countries who once shared a common experience in Singapore during WWII.

2008 Festival Film

The Road 


 

Karma, condensed. A group of people help karma along, having no idea where it'll end.

Session 4:  Korporate Media Event 6:30PM

Session 5:  Late Night 8:30PM  (Ages 16 & up)

Give Until It Hurts (MKE)

by James Fletcher

 

I Just Want To Eat My Sandwich (MASS)

by Julia E. Radochia

 

Eugene and the Worm (Chicago)

by Josh Hope 


A Letter to Colleen (NY)

by Andy and Carolyn London

watch film here:

https://vimeo.com/5727740


Black Santa's Revenge (OR)

by David Waller 

 

Watch film here:

 https://vimeo.com/42600142

 

After Party with

Independent Idols

Audience Favorite Winner
Audience Favorite Winner

Jason Williams (Director) and star Michael Gull

Best Wisconsin Film
Best Wisconsin Film

Local filmmaker Craig A. Knitt took "Best Wisconsin Film"

Neille Hoffman of Aurum Design
Neille Hoffman of Aurum Design

Aurum Design won "Artistic Achievement in Visual Design"

Festival Winners:

Monday June 2nd, 2008

2008 was the largest festival yet. spanning 4 days and 45 films. There were 22 films from Wisconsin alone and 10 International Films.

 

The film, Bigboy_74 by Tom Marshall from the U.K. swept the top awards, taking "Best Film", "Best Director" and "Best Actors" (Jo Hartley and Harry Mett).

 

L19:Disposed by Paul Whittingham, a stop motion film from Canada received "Honorary Mention" (2nd, Place). Mr Whittingham received this honor two years ago for his film Android 07.

 

Local filmmaker Craig A. Knitt took "Best Wisconsin Film" and Aurum Design won "Artistic Achievement in Visual Design".

 

The Audience Favorite went to Victim by R. Michael Gull and Jason Williams.

 

Also honored were: Milwaukee Mayor, Tom Barrett

As Mayor of Milwaukee, Mayor Barrett has shown great leadership in the support of Film Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Short Film Festival. Without the Help of the Mayor this Festival would not be the success that it is, and Milwaukee would be a less of a place.

 

Milwaukee Alderman, Tony Zielinski

Alderman Zielniski full understands and supports the role that the Creative Economy particularly film can play in the economic growth of The City of Milwaukee.

 

As well Alderman Zielinski by his leadership helps the City of Milwaukee to continue to be a great progressive city.

OUR JUDGES:


JERRY HOUSER, an actor on such the films like Slap Shot, Summer of ’42 and Another You.

TIM LONSDALE, the 1st First Assistant Director of ABC’s upcoming Eli Stone, TBS’s My Boys, Ghost Whisperer, and Charmed.

UWE BOLL, Director on the films In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, Postal, BloodRayne and House of the Dead.

ZACK WARD, who appeared in the films A Christmas Story, Freddy vs. Jason, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Transformers and Postal.

LORI KAHN, the former Vice President of original programming for the Showtime network.

JOHN VAN SLYKE, Milwaukee playwright and actor in the films Disembodied, The Dirty Job and Slacktime.

2008 Sponsors: 

2008 Best Wisconsin Film

Drip


 

A leaking faucet can drive almost anyone crazy... there has to be an easier way to get things done. Directed by Craig A. Knitt

2008 Festival Film

Death Valley Video 


 

A mockumentary home video gone horribly wrong.. Images/Editing by Eric Gerber. Sound Design by Andrew Rosas.

2008 Festival Film

The Whole Truth 


 

An animated work that analyzes aspects of human interaction by decon-textualizing individual contributions to an "overly Polite" conversation..

2008 Honorary Mention

L19: Disposed 

 

The last few minutes of an androids life.