Director's Cut Videos

Director's Cut Videos

Steve Burrows, "Chump Change"

Premiered: April 22, 2010

"Chump Change" traces the rise, fall, rise, fall and rise of Milwaukee Steven whose descent into the nightmare of Los Angeles sends him fleeing back to his native Wisconsin. It is a film about life, love and laughter, hope, dreams and redemption; but mostly it's a film about fame, fortune, cheese and beer.

Wisconsin Film Festival

Premiered: April 4, 2010

The 11th-annual Wisconsin Film Festival is the state's premier film festival. WFF Director Meg Hamel joins us for an hourlong special to discuss this year's festival, and preview clips from eight of the films featured. Plus, Bob Trondson will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the WFF.

Meg Hamel, Film Festival Edition

Premiered: April 4, 2010

The 12th-annual Wisconsin Film Festival (WFF) is the state's premier film festival. WFF Director Meg Hamel joins us for an hourlong special to discuss this year's festival and preview clips from some of the films featured. Plus Bob Trondson shows viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the WFF.

Ben Wydeven and Doug Gordon, "The Medium" and "The Zombeatles"

Premiered: September 1, 2009

"The Medium" is a short suspense film where a medium tries to discover the hidden secrets in an old rundown movie theatre. "The Zombeatles: All You Need Is Brains" is a mockumentary that recasts the story of The Beatles in an undead world.

Halloween Special: William J. Meyer, Ben Wydeven, Doug Gordon

Premiered: September 1, 2009

"The House That Jack Built" is a horror romantic fairy tale. A secret threatens to consume Jack, who must decide between deceiving his wife and losing her for all time. "The Medium" tries to discover the hidden secrets in an old rundown movie theatre. " The Zombeatles: All You Need Is Brains" recasts the story of The Beatles in an undead world.

Eric J. Nelson, "Fishin' for Tradition"

Premiered: June 13, 2009

The joy of lutefisk, the Norwegian cod treat preserved with caustic soda, is captured through interviews with dozens of diners at Sons of Norway lodges, church suppers and other gatherings.

Steve Levin, "Jerabek"

Premiered: June 13, 2009

"Jerabek" is an intimate portrait of one family that confronts the tragedy of war.

Cathy C. Cook, "Immortal Cupboard"

Premiered: June 13, 2009

"Immortal Cupboard: In Search of Lorine Niedecker" is a portrait of poet and experimental writer Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970).

Louis Lapat, "Win or Lose: A Summer Camp Story"

Premiered: April 2, 2009

"Win or Lose: A Summer Camp Story" is a powerful documentary about boys at summer camp who push themselves to win an ultra competitive event at the end of camp. Learning how to lose is a devastating but valuable lesson learned by the end of the competition.

Melody Gilbert and Mitchell Lundin, "Disconnnected"

Premiered: April 2, 2009

"Disconnnected" is a documentary that follows three well-wired college kids as they go offline for three weeks. In no time flat, eight students, who co-created the movie under the supervision of professional filmmaker Melody Gilbert, suffer Facebook withdrawal and are forced to discover themselves.

Patrick Cady, "Triviatown"

Premiered: April 2, 2009

For the past 40 years, thousands have come to Stevens Point on one weekend for one thing - the world's largest trivia contest. "Triviatown" follows the teams as they cluster together in basements, garages and living rooms for 54 straight hours playing trivia.

Matt Sienkiewicz, "Live: From Bethlehem"

Premiered: March 10, 2009

"Live: From Bethlehem" chronicles the struggles, failures and triumphs of the Ma'an News Network, the only major independent news source in the Palestinian Territories. The film focuses more on people than politics and the freedom of expression in the evolving Palestinian mediascape.

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