Director's Cut Videos

Director's Cut Videos

Milwaukee Spotlight Student Film Fest

Premiered: October 2, 2008

Milwaukee Spotlight Student Film Fest Directors Dominic Inouye and James Carlson discuss the fest's success. Plus, two very talented young directors, Sam Shapson and Mike Cheslik discuss their films and upcoming projects.

Scott Rivera, "Exact Change"

Premiered: September 9, 2008

"Exact Change" follows 25 Milwaukee high school students on a civil rights bus tour through Atlanta, Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham and Memphis, for a firsthand look how the experience changes their attitudes toward race relations.

Jim Carrier, "Faces in the Water"

Premiered: September 9, 2008

Director and originator of Wisconsin Film School Jim Carrier discusses "Faces in the Water," a documentary that tells the stories carved on the Civil Rights Memorial, as well as "Midnight in Montgomery," an uncompleted film about Hank Williams fans.

Brian Standing, "Pedalphiles" and "War is Sell"

Premiered: September 9, 2008

Director Brian Standing discusses several of his wide range of films including "Pedalphiles," "War Is Sell," and "Counter-Revolution" as well as discuss the purpose and origins of the film studio he founded, Prolefeed Studios.

Seth Hedrington and Nick Holle, "Illegal Use of Joe Zopp"

Premiered: August 28, 2008

The crime comedy "Illegal Use of Joe Zopp" tells the story of Joe Zopp, who returns to his hometown after years in anonymity only to discover everyone thinks he's dead. He's forced to unravel the mystery of his own death.

Tashai Lovington and Robert Lughai, "Mad City Chickens"

Premiered: August 28, 2008

"Mad City Chickens" weaves multiple stories and issues on city chickens and their keepers in a non-linear fashion rarely seen in a documentary. Experience the humor and heart of what's fast becoming an international backyard chicken movement.

Brent Notbohm, "Madison"

Premiered: August 28, 2008

"Madison" tells the story of Michael, traumatized war correspondent and University of Wisconsin alumnus who has recently returned from Baghdad. Michael struggles with the horrors of war and looks for answers and hope in his old stomping grounds.

Andy Beversdorf, "Here, Kitty, Kitty"

Premiered: June 24, 2008

"Here, Kitty, Kitty" looks at the 2005 debate in Wisconsin on whether to legalize the shooting of cats. The film scratches beneath the surface to reveal a surprisingly nuanced tale of ruthless cat lovers, unapologetic cat drowners and deposed politicians.

Amrys O. Williams, "I Have a Sister"

Premiered: April 8, 2008

"I Have a Sister" tells the story of how an adverse reaction to the DPT vaccine left the filmmaker's younger sister with brain damage.

Erik Gunneson, "Milk Punch"

Premiered: April 8, 2008

"Milk Punch" follows a couple of aimless young punks, Boot and Curly, who decide one hot day to steal a mint 1972 Delta '88. On a long joy ride with unemployed Verona, they initially elude the owners of the vehicle, who are seeking retribution.

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