Brad Bosley’s “The Lutheran,” about a burned-out minister who finds himself dealing with a kidnapped boy, has been named best short film of the 2008 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee. Bosley is a former Leawood resident and a recent graduate of the American Film Institute’s graduate program.
Other winners in the 12th annual Jubilee, which concluded Sunday:
Heartland Division: feature — Chad Freidrichs, for “First Impersonator”; documentary — Linda Haskins for “Henry D. Remple: Finding Hope in Troubled Times”; experimental – Caitlin Horsmon for “Themes & Variations for the Naked Eye”; narrative — Rosie Percival for “Orbits”; narrative honorable mention — Jeffrey Nicholson for “The Drifter”; student film — Brad Bosley, “The Lutheran”; student honorable mention — Franco Leng, “Grandpa, I Have a Question.”
US/International Division: documentary — Lucian Muntean, “Punam”; documentary honorable mention — Mike Wolff, “Life is Marbelous”; narrative — Kartik Singh, “Saving Mom & Dad”; animation — Jay White, “Boar Attack.”
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CinemaJAZZ: feature — Penny Peyser & Doug McIntyre, “Trying to Get Good-The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon”; jazz short — Brad Jayne, “Song of Pumpkin Brown”; jazz short honorable mention — Frank Fitzpatrick, “Jungle Jazz: Public Enemy #1”; jazz short honorable mention — Adam Brumback, “18th & Vine.”
The fest’s Indie Pioneer Award went to Peter Broderick, whose Paradigm Consulting helps filmmakers develop strategies to maximize distribution, audience and revenues. The award for Outstanding Service to the KC Film Community went to Heather Laird, casting director with Wright-Laird Casting.
This year’s jurors were Susan Petersen, vice president of global sales for Shorts International; Meaghan Brander, programming coordinator for the Toronto International Film Festival Group, and Chel White, three-time Jubilee-winning filmmaker of short animation and experimental films.
| Robert W. Butler, The Star