2020 SHOWCASE

PRESENTED BY VIDWEST FILMMAKERS PROJECT

6:00PM - DOORS OPEN

6:30PM - PRE-SHOW MUSIC

7:00PM - INTRODUCTION

7:15PM - SHOWCASE STARTS

8:30PM - SHOWCASE ENDS

8:45PM - Q&A STARTS

9:15PM - CLOSING REMARKS + AFTER PARTY AT DOGMASTER

12:30PM - DOORS OPEN
1:00PM - PRE-SHOW MUSIC
1:30PM - INTRODUCTION
1:45PM - SHOWCASE STARTS
3:00PM - SHOWCASE ENDS
3:15PM - Q&A STARTS
4:00PM - CLOSING REMARKS 

DAILY SCHEDULE

6:00PM - DOORS OPEN

6:30PM - PRE-SHOW MUSIC

7:00PM - INTRODUCTION

7:15PM - FILM PITCHES

7:30PM - AUDIENCE VOTING

7:45PM - SHOWCASE STARTS

9:00PM - SHOWCASE ENDS / ANNOUNCE PITCH WINNER

9:15PM - Q&A STARTS

9:45PM - CLOSING REMARKS

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

WILL CAMPBELL   6:30p

ABIGAIL ROSE  6:30p

RHEANNA OWEN  |  6:45p

AFTER PARTY:  LONG GONE GABE   10p

SUNDAY

CALLIE BRINKMAN  1p

LAUREN STOKES  & JACK CLARK    1:15p

A CREEK IN CONTRAST | ALEXANDER ISGRIGGS | 2:56

A STUDENT EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM ABOUT BRUSH CREEK, A 10.5 MILE-LONG STREAM THAT FROMS FROM JOHNSON COUNTY, KS THROUGH JACKSON COUNTY, MO

SOFT MOON | MATTHEW CROOK (COMPOSER) | 10:24

Music by Matthew Crook & Oxherding

Film Directed by Rio Fernandez

AN EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC VIDEO SCORED BY MATT CROOK, DIRECTOR OF THE DISMAL NICHE MUSIC AND ARTS FEST

Matthew Crook is a Columbia based musician, educator and parent.  His musical out put, both solo and with local collective drone-folk ensemble Nevada Greene, explores notions collective memory, nostalgia and impermanence by way of delicately fingerpicked guitars and field recordings. Crook is also the executive director of local nonprofit Dismal Niche Arts who annually program the Columbia Experimental Music Festival. 

Oxherding is the panoramic ambient synth project of St. Louis musician and horticulturist Fitz Hartwig.  Hartwig also runs the newly-minted experimental record label Distant Bloom. 

Rio Ferandez is a Los Angeles based Portuguese Mexican-American filmmaker and creative visual artist. His experimental music video works for artists like Japanese ambient musician Hakobune and Chicago experimental percussionist Mike Weiss serve as psychedelic explorations of heavily layered double-exposed audio/visual abstractions. 

BUSH | PHOENIX BUSSEY | 2:05

AN EXPERIMENTAL, SILENT, STUDENT FILM ABOUT HAIR

 

Phoenix Taylore Bussey is a senior Digital Filmmaking major at Stephens College; fresh to experimental film scene. She plans to build a career in writing for adult and children animation content post-graduation. And her goal is to bring more authentic representation of people of color and the LGTBQIA+ community in TV & Film. 

TAMPSEN AIR | CHASE THOMPSON | 22:18

IF THE DARK WEB HAD AN AIRLINE. COMEDY PILOT ABOUT A PILOT

 

Chase Thompson is an Associate Professor in the Digital Filmmaking Program at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. He is the Co-director of the documentary Zielinski (2011 – Slamdance, True/False, KCFFI) and is currently working on completing his next documentary feature, Shake and Vibrate. Thompson is the writer and director of Tampsen Air (2019), his first pilot episode to be produced. He aims to complete the first season.

VIDEO ART INSTALLATIONS

SAVE ME | NATHAN WRIGHT | 2:15

MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE REASN, AN URBAN ROCK SINGER/SONGWRITER FROM MISSOURI

Bokeh Wright (Nathan Wright) is a film director and writer from Chicago, Illinois who got started in Columbia, Missouri. I'm currently residing in Chicago working as a creator for The Times (An Ad agency) and am currently in pre-production for my next film, This Too Shall Pass.

SCP: DOLL HOUSE  | STEPHEN HANCOCK | 16:43

A GROUP OF FOUNDATION MTF OPERATORS INVESTIGATE A HAUNTED SUBURBAN HOME. SCI-FI HORROR/ BASED ON A VIDEO GAME

Stephen Hancock is a nationwide Cinematographer and an award-winning Director who has been producing content since 2007.

COMPLETELY RANDOM TEXT GENERATOR | MICHAEL BERRY | 4:50

COREY AND EVAN DISCOVER THAT THEIR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT CONTAINS AN UNBELIEVABLE MESSAGE FROM AN UNBELIEVABLE MESSENGER. STUDENT COMEDY SKETCH

 

Michael Berry is a senior Film Production and Digital Storytelling Major at the University of Missouri. Originally from a suburb south of Kansas City, Michael loves writing comedy sketches and performing improv with his friends. His production company, LikeAFox Studios, has been his personal project for over 8 years and can be found on Youtube, with many of his films.

IMMERSION GAMES  | KEVIN DUGGIN | 20:09

ADRENALINE JUNKIES AND CURIOUS JOURNALISTS SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN A REAL-LIFE HORROR MOVIE. PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR A FEATURE-LENGTH HORROR FILM 

Kevin is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, and the prestigious American Film Institute's Cinematography Masters Program in 2008. Professionally Kevin has shot for Fox, Disney, Syfy, Paramount, MTV, among others. 

“Immersion Games“ is Kevin’s directorial debut after serving a Director of Photography for 15 years.

GONNA DOIT | PAT HOLT | 0:39

A VERY SHORT, EXPERIMENTAL FILM ABOUT EXERCISE

Pat Holt is a photographer, videographer, published author, mother and grandmother. Pat was a producer at Columbia Access Television, Columbia, Missouri, and a board member there from 2018 to 2019. Pat’s films have been accepted into The Columbia Film Showcase, Columbia, Missouri, Citizen Jane Film Festival in 2015, and "Gimme Truth" at True /False Film Fest for the past four years.

BUT  IT'S MY LIFE | MICHAEL COLEMAN | 6:30

DUDE, WHERE'S MY LIFE? AN EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM SHOT ON 16MM FILM

Michael Coleman is a filmmaker and educator who’s currently developing his first feature film called The Cracked Messiah set to film summer of 2020, hopefully.

CINEMATIC TIME JUMP | MICHAEL BERRY | 5:25

A NORMAL DAY GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE. ALSO, JUSTIN BECOMES A VAMPIRE. STUDENT COMEDY SKETCH

CARDS | MARIAH OKE-THOMAS | 4:50

A STUDENT FILM ESSAY ABOUT GRIEF AND FAMILY

 

Mariah Oke-Thomas is an amateur filmmaker and freshman at the University of Missouri Studying digital storytelling. Her work has consisted of dramatic short films and mini-documentaries surrounding issues of sexual assault, homelessness, and minority representation. Since getting into filmmaking, Mariah has received two honorary mentions at the All-American Film Festival in New York and recently won the Jury Award for her short film ‘Cards’ at the touring amateur film competition, Campus Movie Fest.

OH GOSH | AARON PHILLIPS & MEGAN CASADY | 3:03

IS ICE CREAM TOO HOT TO HANDLE? A MUSIC VIDEO FOR PRINCESS JORDONHA

 

Aaron is a documentary & commercial filmmaker based in Missouri. He also works extensively in Mississippi and the south.

Megan Casady is a Freelance Photographer and Filmmaker in Columbia, MO. She is currently filming her first feature-length documentary about abortion legislation in Missouri, and a film photography project entitled Sonder. You can see her work on Instagram (@megancasadyphoto) or online at megancasadyphotography.com.

CRESCENDO | ELIZABETH GERMANN | 20:00

A TALENTED OPERA SINGER AT A MUSIC CONSERVATORY LOSES HER VOICE AFTER A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS. DRAMA 

 

Lizzie Germann is an LA- and Columbia-based writer and director. A graduate of MU's film studies program, she received her MFA in Writing & Producing for Television in 2017 from Loyola Marymount University. Her work has shown in festivals across the country.

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