Blogging the 2009 KC Creepfest horror film festival!
Five thugs and an unknowing girlfriend make a BIG mistake when they kidnap and hold young Hollywood “celebutante” Savannah Sondheim (heiress to the Sondheim tissue fortune) for a weekend to collect a ransom. When Savannah escapes, it becomes a brutal fight for survival where friends turn against one another and fight for their lives.
When a wealthy businessman and his associates tour the property he plans to buy, they discover that they may not be as alone as they think…
Just Some Guy Productions is pleased to present a story about what lurks in the dark, starring Amy Kelly, Antoine Williams, Sharon Wright and Sam Sentman.
The KC CreepFest will take place October 28-29, 2011 with screenings and filmmaking seminars at the Tivoli Cinema and Westport Coffeehouse Theatre and event after-parties at locations to be announced. Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis will visit Kansas City to host a Saturday night movie at the Tivoli Cinemas, sign autographs, and emcee the annual Westport Costume Contest final event on October 29. Designed to celebrate the creativity and innovative spirit of the “Best of the Midwest” independent horror filmmakers, the event includes locally produced feature-length and short horror films, classic B-movies, seminars on micro-budget filmmaking and distribution, and a blood drive for Community Blood Bank.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the first-ever KC CreepFest in Westport, especially our partners and sponsors Tivoli Cinemas, Westport Coffeehouse Theatre, McCoy’s Public House, Westport Regional Business League, Kansas City Women in Film & Television, Independent Film Coalition – Kansas City, Lights On Kansas City, and Outpost Worldwide production company in Lenexa.
Our fundraising efforts for Harvester’s Community Food Network (based on Westport Coffeehouse Theatre ticket sales, combined with a patron’s donation and the Mr. Fish band’s donation) totaled $100 plus some canned goods. At Harvester’s $1 buys 5 meals, which means we were able to raise funds for 500 meals!
Stay tuned to the KC CreepFest web site for photos and videos taken during the event (thanks to Avila Film students Jermaine, Sarah, & Thomas), and for news about KC CreepFest 2010…
Betsy Barratt, a Kansas City artist will be exhibiting her large scale paintings at the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre during the KC CreepFest. Her work was recently on display at an art show/independent horror film screening at the Alcott Art Center called ZOMBIE PROM OF THE DEAD. Check out the paintings on Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30 at WCH Theatre!
Missouri and Kansas filmmakers submitted some original, creative films for the first KC CreepFest Short Horror Film Contest! Thank you to Filmmaker Bobby Thompson and Actor Jeph Scanlon for being our professional judges, and to the Avila film school students for pre-screening the contest entries.
During the award presentations at the Tivoli Cinema on Friday, October 30 at 6:45 p.m., four of our finalists will each receive a $25 gift card (from businesses like Border’s, AMC, Sally Beauty Supply), and the first place winner will receive $100 in rental equipment donated by Lights On Kansas City. The first place film will screen along with the Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula program that begins at 6:45.
The KC CreepFest Film Contest Five Finalists are:
Facebook by David Berry
Hell Hole by Jim Conlon
Dinner Time by Timothy Harvey
Ghost Phreaks by the NWMSU Indep. Filmmakers Club
Awake by Jerry White
Congratulations to each of our filmmakers for a job well done! Every film will screen twice during the Festival as part of the KC CreepFest Contest programs at the Westport CoffeeHouse Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 30 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for this program cost $6 or $5 with a donation of 4 canned goods for Harvesters.