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CRIME Festival BEST Scene Reading: Liberty, by Chris Lawing

A disgraced journalist trying to rebuild her career in a small western Kansas town paper must unravel a plot that threatens to send a young promising athlete to jail for life. CAST LIST: Narrator: Allison Kampf Zoe (F-20s): Kyana Teresa … Continue reading

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CRIME Festival 1st Scene Reading: THE KISS-OFF, by Gio Forlenza

A disenchanted Brooklyn bagman chooses to help the feisty woman who ripped him off and defy the “family” that adopted him as an orphan. CAST LIST: Narrator: Allison Kampf Monica: Hannah Ehman Gus: Shawn Devlin —–

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CRIME Festival BEST Scene Reading: EVIL FACES, by C.J. Doukakis and T.J Doukakis

Hollywood 1946. When a private detective is tasked with solving the possible murder of an old friend, he’s plunged into a much larger and more sinister plot. CAST LIST: Narrator: Allan Michael Brunet George: Geoff Mays Vera: Kyana Teresa

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CRIME Festival TV Series 1st Scene Reading: CHICAGO UNDERGROUND, by T.J. Barkwill

To pay off his gambling debts to the mob, a desperate unemployed black man and single father to a five-year-old is forced to kill a man—but having discovered a talent for murder he finds himself caught up in the twists … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: MARCH 2021 CRIME/MYSTERY Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: Best Short Film: THE ARTIFACT Best Thriller Film: THE CLIMBING PERCH Best Crime Film: UNDERDOG Best Performances: CRUEL WORLD Best Cinematography: LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE! Best Production Design: TOTSU (REDBIRD) Best Sound & Music: THE POLITENESS … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Aleksander Szeser (ROAD GAMES)

Aleksander is a Polish writer-director, currently based in Kraków, Poland. He has written several feature and short screenplays both in Polish and English, and recently he has completed a new 6 episode mini-series that he plans to further develop and … Continue reading

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Short Film: ROAD GAMES, 11min., Poland, Crime/Thriller

When a single mother, traveling on a secluded road with her autistic son, stops to pick up a friendly hitchhiker, it quickly turns out that the true motives of both sides put them in a surprisingly dangerous situation neither of … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Yasir Duzcan (THE OPEN DOOR)

Yasir Duzcan, born in Turkey and spent his childhood in Germany. He started shooting small narrative videos when he was 13 with his High-8 camera. In high school, he won some nominations and awards for his films. He obtained a … Continue reading

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Short Film: THE OPEN DOOR, 11min., USA, Crime/Western

A gentleman goes to the country for a rest cure for his nerves. On a visit to an acquaintance of his sister’s, he learns from the hostess’ young niece that there has been a terrible family tragedy. What follows is … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Wesley Shrum, Greg Scott (LIGHT YEARS)

Dr. Wesley Shrum, Professor of Sociology at Louisiana State University, heads the Video Ethnography Laboratory and founded the Fringe Performance Archive for the National Library of Scotland in 2009. Currently, he serves as Executive Director of the Ethnografilm festival of … Continue reading

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