SOC Faculty, Student, Alumni Films in Filmmakers Showcase July 14-18

| July 12, 2013
St. Louis Filmmaker Showcase

The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists.

The Webster University School of Communications (SOC) will be well represented at the 13th annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase running Sunday, July 14 through Thursday, July 18 at the Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis.

SOC faculty, students and alumni will screen films in each of the film showcase programs, including comedies, thrillers, and stories of love and loss.

The Showcase screens works that were written, directed, edited or produced by St. Louis natives or films with strong local ties. The programs range from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Many programs include post-screening Q&As with filmmakers.

SOC faculty, students and alumni included in this year’s St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase:


Kathy Bratkowski – Something in the Water: A St. Louis Rockumentary

Zlatko Cosic – Not Your Usual TV Dinner

Thomas Crone – Half Order Fried Rice

Van McElwee – Dream Travel/Travel Dream

Chris Sagovac – newscaster/dragon/maggots


Tony Burgesen – Head in the Sky
Imaginative youngster Greg loves building astounding gadgets, but his friends, teachers, and family members never actually see the devices working.

Ryan Caldwell – The Beggar and the Road Kid
An old hobo’s begging territory is threatened when a young vagabond hitchhikes into town.

Quinn Faerber – A Really Big Joke
A comedian attempts to tell the most vile, disgusting joke he can to his friends, but they keep interrupting him.

Ford Fanter – Bonfire Boys
In the 1800s, brothers Hank and Carl have fallen on hard times and escaped to the wilderness after recent wrongdoings, but late one night a stranger approaches their campfire.

Colleen Gillis – Giselle
In a work based on the ballet “Giselle,” the spirits of women who have died of broken hearts take their revenge on unsuspecting men.

Keith Hoffmann – Abstracted
A young man struggles with being alone in a world that communicates only through the Internet.

Andria Holtzman – Aiko
A Japanese woman deals with the fallout from her marriage to an American man.

Nathan Huber – Night Drop
Two life-long frenemies try to rob a bank at the same time.

Christopher James Jordan – And All I Loved
After the death of his wife, Travis must endure the pain of memory and loss.

Keith Lutker – A Mechanic of Response
A couple responds to a tragic event and its repercussions.

Alex Nezam – Hotel
Two possessive, jealous people struggle to maintain a relationship.

Brock Russell – Scab
High-school teacher Ed becomes reacquainted with a former student.

Adam Zanzie – Mark Twain’s Bad Boy Without Grief
The film adapts the 1875 Mark Twain short story “The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didn’t Come to Grief.”

Caitlin Zera – End of Line
Charlie May and Vern Trampe, who run one of the last typewriter-repair stores in the country, discuss their long careers.

Alumni (this may not be a comprehensive list)

Chris Benson
Sean Lass
Josh Mullins
Jonathon Musgrave
Hannah Radcliff
Vanessa Roman
Jerod Welker

To view a complete program including dates and times the films will be screened or for more information about the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, please visit the Showcase website.

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  1. Chris Clark says:

    Hey don’t forget about us!

    Faculty: Cliff Froehlich, executive director of Cinema
    St. Louis

    Alumni: Chris Clark, artistic director of Cinema St. Louis