We partnered up with our friend, Harrison Hallows for his Kumakai Wolf Twitch stream and did a screening of our film HOW MUCH to raise money for charity as a part of his then weekly "Charity Sunday" segment. After the film screened we chatted about the making of the short and the reality of the problems facing those with mental illness. Harrison, who stars in the film, was kind enough to not only invite us on, but also allowed us to pick the charity. For which we chose, Let's Rock and Roll and Change the World. An organization that creates transitional homes for the homeless.
For any one interested in finding more information about them check out their website HERE!
Technically this wasn't local, but hey, it's our website... A stage show written by and starring Kristen Lee (one of the stars of LEFT HOOK) for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
"Prodigy follows the young life of Jin-hee Song, a gifted Korean girl growing up in America. Jin-hee is bright, odd, and fearless, with that ever hopeful spark within all kid champions and dreamers. She loves her piano, wants to be a good nuna to her baby brother, and wishes with all her heart to make her father proud, but her light is challenged as she faces ostracism from her peers, the weight of her family’s expectations, and the consequences of reaching for the all-encompassing, unattainable American dream."
A fundraiser, this time for a comic book. We met David Fleming at Air Capital Comic Con as his booth was fairly close to ours. We enjoyed his art and when the opportunity came up to give him support, we happily obliged.
This is another fundraiser we backed, this time by our friend Matthew Dunehoo. Matt has helped us several times in the past, especially with screening our short films at his festival (First Friday Film Fest), so it only felt right to throw him some support. WRETCH looks like it will be a sick, thrilling watch. We can't wait to see it.
DARK TRACES is the sophmore film by Stacked Deck Studios in Kansas City. We saw their debut short, MORBUS OPUS, at Doc Sunback in 2018 and were very impressed. We also got a chance to meet Ben Schatzel, writer and star of this film at the event. When we were later contacted about the fundraiser to complete the film, we were happy to contribute.
The Donut Whole is a beloved donut and coffee shop in Wichita and over-all, a very cool place. It's actually one of the first places I (Tyler) visited when I first moved here and we manage to drag anyone we can there to experience it with us. In early 2018, The Donut Whole needed some help. Street construction had thrown off business for several months and the place was in danger. The owners created a GoFundMe campaign and the people of Wichita made it happen. We are proud supporters of this campaign and we are happy that the new owners have made good on all the promises left behind and are continuing the legacy of this great place.
For more information on The Donut Whole, take a look at their Facebook Page.