Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 Films: @ME

@ME by Kristin Peterson
Running Time: 9 minutes
Screening Time: 
Juried Saturday, September 9th 9PM

The short film follows a mid-20s woman on her walk home after a failed set at a comedy open mic. She uses social media (Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook) to reach out to those still awake and online, while basically ignoring her physical surroundings. She types jokes with the 140 characters Twitter allows as comments on people she sees in the wee hours of the night and consistently checks to see how many people “like” her observances. One follower engages her in a conversation that leads to a potential late-night rendezvous.



Director's Bio:

Kristin Peterson is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies (Documentary) program. Kristin is based in Milwaukee where she collaborates with a number of artists including poets, musicians, animators and fellow filmmakers. She currently works as a broadcast producer at the privately owned advertising agency BVK, where she facilitates the production of nationwide, multi-platform campaigns for clients such as Wyoming Office of Tourism, Maine Office of Tourism, and Michigan State University. Previously, Peterson spent three years programming the Beloit International Film Festival where she gained an education of which films affect audiences, and what stories are worth telling. Combined with her 6+ years’ experience screenwriting, directing, location scouting and production design, she creates films of high production value and strong story quality. Her directorial debut “DOG*WALK” (short film) has screened at festivals as prestigious as the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival (West Coast Premiere), Sarasota Film Festival (East Coast Premiere), Sidewalk Film Festival, and Salento International Film Festival (European Premiere).

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