No joke, the Midwest has some pretty $*&% impressive filmmakers.
I was asked to speak on a panel for the Midwest Ad Shorts last week (blush & eeek!) and was blown away by the lineup this year. check out the line up here.
This particular night, it was a sold-out theater:
“the place to be and be seen by veteran pros and up-and-comers” -Chicago Magazine
My picks from the evening & this year’s entries:
John Malkovich in a Friday the 13th meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas drug rage. Directed by Chicago commercial director Sandro.
Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago’s tallest sky-scrapers. Paraíso reveals the beauty and danger of their job and what they see on the way down. Directed by Nadav Kurtz. Official Selection, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.