Director's Cut Videos

Director's Cut Videos

Nathan Clarke, "Wrestling for Jesus"

Premiered: May 26, 2011

A man from rural South Carolina tries to find solace from the demons of his past by starting a Christian professional wrestling league. His goal is to use wrestling to evangelize his neighbors. However his passion and vision for his ministry are tested when his personal life begins to disintegrate.

Kathy Lindboe & Robin Van Ert, "NONAMES"

Premiered: May 12, 2011

Inspired by true events, NONAMES follows Kevin and his family of friends as they struggle within the confines of a small town. In the wake of tragedy, Kevin must end his extended adolescence or lose the things he holds most dear. Haunted by unsettled scores, he must leave the town he loves in order to save himself from it.

Mary Sweeney, "Baraboo"

Premiered: May 5, 2011

Set in rural Wisconsin, "Baraboo" follows six people who have each carved a life out at a rundown motel/resort. Some are there by choice, others by circumstance. They circle one another with caution, desire, humor, anger, and compassion, inching their way toward understanding.

Jim Rivett & Shelly Young, "Westbound"

Premiered: April 28, 2011

A candid portrait of 96-year-old Adolph Vandertie, Grand Duke of the Hobos, and his final confessions of a life filled with joy, heartache, and addiction. An iconic tale, Adolph struggles to achieve personal redemption by creating an astonishing collection of 4,000 hobo whimsies and tramp art carvings.

Michael Gorrie, "Nothing Personal"

Premiered: April 21, 2011

A manipulative novelist who says whatever he likes is married to a timid wife who was pushed into an open marriage. Her friend is overweight, lazy and dating a perfectionist with an eating disorder. These two relationships crash and combine into the film Nothing Personal.

Joan Juster & Paul Hill, "Alaska Far Away"

Premiered: April 14, 2011

In the midst of the despair of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal gave 202 struggling Midwestern farm families an extraordinary opportunity: a chance to start over in a far-away Alaska. Alaska Far Away tells the story of this bold government experiment, and the families who found themselves thrust into the national spotlight along the way.

Justin Daering, "Francesca"

Premiered: April 1, 2011

When a tough female cop rescues a young teenage girl who had been abducted, she finds herself unexpectedly charged with caring for this girl. The smug slimeball who had kidnapped the girl is locked up, but it's going to take a solid case to keep him that way, and he's looking to get out and get revenge.

Wisconsin 2011 Film Festival

Premiered: March 25, 2011

The 13th annual Wisconsin Film Festival is the state's premiere film festival. Meet WFF Director Meg Hamel and discuss this year's lineup. Joining her are directors whose films will be at the WFF including Robb Thompson, Chele Isaac, Brijetta Hall Walker, Brian Standing and William Q. Hartin.

Bob Pondillo, "The New, True, Charlie Wu"

Premiered: July 29, 2010

Charlie's an accountant, who dreams of becoming something more, something he loves. For anyone who has struggled with, "Do I do what I love or do I do what makes me money even if I hate it?" Charlie Wu will inspire viewers to follow their dreams.

JJ Kelley & Ben Gottfried, "Paddle to Seattle"

Premiered: July 22, 2010

"Paddle to Seattle: Journey through the Inside Passage" is an independent documentary chronicling the progress of two intrepid adventurers paddling handmade wooden Pygmy kayaks from Alaska to Seattle.

James Bett Jr. and William Zenobia, "Into The Pit"

Premiered: July 15, 2010

"Into The Pit" tells the story of Wes Vance and Aaron Frye, two seemingly unremarkable Kentuckians who have lived in the small town of Prestonsburg their entire lives. Looking for a change, they turn their love of horror films into a radio show that soon that soon takes on a life of its own.

Peter Rudy and Ivo Knezevic, "No Sleep 'til Madison"

Premiered: July 8, 2010

30-year-old Owen Fenby loves his girlfriend but he loves high school hockey more, or does he? One by one his friends are deserting his annual pilgrimage to the Wisconsin State High School Hockey Tournament forcing him to confront some harsh truths about his bizarre obsession.


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