Director's Cut Videos

Director's Cut Videos

John Mossman - "Into the Wake"

Premiered: July 5, 2013

Kyle is leading a seemingly normal existence in Chicago. But after he receives a cryptic phone call from a stranger, he is drawn back to the hills and riverbanks of Wisconsin to resolve a decades-old blood feud between his family and another clan. Soon, Kyle finds himself a prisoner in a rural shack, thoroughly enmeshed in a cycle of vengeance that may force him to atone for the sins of his past.

JJ Kelley & Ben Gottfried - "Go Ganges!"

Premiered: June 28, 2013

Two friends in a foreign land on a quest to travel the ultimate river. Adventurers Josh Thomas and JJ Kelley ("Paddle to Seattle") test their skills on an epic adventure down India's sacred river, the Ganges. Battling hardships unimaginable to most, the friends test their limits on the planet's most populated, polluted and holy river by any means of transportation possible.

Travis Torok & Kyle Probst - "The Smart Ones"

Premiered: June 21, 2013

Jim, Dean, and Sally are long time college friends attending a private school in Chicago. In order to pay for their prestigious schooling, Jim and Dean have found alternative methods to raise money, much to Sally’s disapproval. As conflicts arise amongst each other, the school, and their malevolent education teacher, Jim and Dean’s boundaries between raising money and school become blurred.

Marc Korblatt - "Street Pulse"

Premiered: June 14, 2013

Robert and Angel met in 2010 at the Capitol while looking for work and support groups. They sell and write for the Street Pulse newspaper to make a small income while they continued to seek something more permanent. Street Pulse finds Robert and Angel living under a bridge in Madison and follows them from summer to harsh Wisconsin winter as they work for food, a job, a place to live and a future.

Greg Glienna - "Meet the Parents"

Premiered: June 5, 2013

A clumsy but well-meaning young man named Greg is on his way to visit his girlfriend Pam's parents for the first time. Arriving at the parents' home, he quickly becomes a target of the girl's family's anger when he, among other things, clogs the toilet, destroys the dinner roast, and almost blinds his girlfriend's mother with a fishing rod. Will their relationship make it through the weekend?

Karin Hayes - "We're Not Broke"

Premiered: May 24, 2013

America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off teachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations are making record profits. And these corporations—with intimate ties to our politicians - are concealing those profits overseas to avoid paying US income tax.

Matthew Osterman - "Ghost from the Machine"

Premiered: May 18, 2013

A guilt-ridden young man, raising his younger brother after the death of their parents, plunges himself into the murky science of the supernatural. He invents a machine to be a conduit to the other side. He eventually reaches an unintended level of success that threatens his safety and those around him. He quickly learns that the supernatural isn’t all that super and human nature can even be worse

Mike Scholtz - "Wild Bill's Run"

Premiered: May 11, 2013

This is strange true story of Wild Bill Cooper. Part Arctic adventure and part crime caper, Wild Bill Cooper led a ragtag crew on a grueling expedition across the polar ice. Their goal was to snowmobile 5,000 miles from Minnesota to Moscow. They didn’t quite make it. Wild Bill was also named one of America's Most Wanted for drug smuggling. Even today, his whereabouts remain a mystery.

John Pata & Adam Bartlett - "Dead Weight"

Premiered: May 4, 2013

In the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, Charlie Russell treks through the wilderness to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha. As Charlie’s journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions, Charlie must attempt to break his obsessions with the past.

Robert Cicchini & Steven Faulkner - "Waterwalk"

Premiered: April 27, 2013

After newspaper editor Steve Faulkner is laid off, his 17 year-old son Justin could have easily stepped aside and watched his dad search for another job. Instead he persuades his workaholic dad to join him on the trip of a lifetime, a 1,000 mile canoe journey retracing the Marquette/Joliet route of the Mississippi. Together they explore the turbulent waters and their fractured relationship.

Simon Strikeback - "Riot Acts"

Premiered: April 20, 2013

Riot Acts is a ‘trans-fabulous’ rockumentary representing the multi-faceted lives of transgender and gender variant musicians. A first-hand perspective of the intersections between gender performance and stage performance, Riot Acts suggests that identities and bodies are undeniably political, and the journey within a trans experience isn't always one of tragedy, but one of creativity and joy.

Wisconsin 2013 Film Festival

Premiered: April 6, 2013

The 14th annual Wisconsin Film Festival is the state’s premier film festival. Meet Jim Healy from the WFF who will talk about this year's festival. Joining them are directors whose films will be at the WFF, including Jim Carrier, Chris James Thompson, Marc Kornblatt, Blyth Meier, Stacey Kulow, Bryan Morris, and Eric Nelson.


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