Thursday, July 13, 2017

2017 Voices Heard Films: Midwest Problems

Midwest Problems by Klifford Barkus
Wisconsin (Wisconsin Premiere)
Running Time: 3 minutes
Screening Time: Juried, Voices Head Friday Sept 8th. 9pm


Nothing worse than being stuck in a snowstorm then being stuck in a snowstorm knowing that your pen pal is having the time of their life... in WARM Arizona!





Director Klifford Barkus on making his film:

I am currently an indie musician who has directed a few of my own music videos. Acting has always been something I have wanted to do. I came up with the idea of directing my own short films to help expand my performing resume as well as challenging my creative limits.
Midwest Problems is my second short film. The idea of this film coincided with an incident on an icy back road during work. While I was waiting for roadside assistance I realized that I still had my camera stand that I used for my first short film. I took advantage of a messed up situation and turned it into something that I hope you will find entertaining.

Director's Bio:

Klifford Barkus (music stage name Kryptonian Dynamite) entered the indie music scene in 2014 with the internet hit "Big Girl," in which he also directed the music video. Trying to expand his creativity, made his acting/directorial debut with the 2017 comedy-suspense short film, "Laundry Day."
Barkus' second short film, "Midwest Problems" was completed shortly after Laundry Day's wrap up. It was filmed while being stranded during a snow storm. The idea came along while waiting for roadside assistance. The misfortune later paid off with an official selection from the Milwaukee Short Film Festival.
Klifford was born in Philadelphia. He was raised in Southern New Jersey and now resides in Wisconsin.

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