Monday, October 30, 2017

They didn't know me from Adam

A reporter from the University of Kansas Daily Kansan interviewed me tonight. At one point she asked me what my favorite part was of making "Out Here In Kansas."
The question caught me off guard, since nobody has ever asked me that. Finally, I answered it was convincing so many people to be a part of the movie, when they had no idea who I was or what it would look like. They had faith in me, anyway. That feels good, and I hope the documentary serves them well.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Now playing at Tallgrass ...

If you're out participating in the Tallgrass Film Festival this weekend, we'd like to encourage you to check out a pair of short films made by our producer, Savannah Rodgers.
They are both seeing shown in the Kansas shorts block, which is 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 in the Ruffin Building Auditorium. The first one is a two-minute microshort called "For Sale," and the second is a seven-minute short called "Dragtivists."

Friday, October 20, 2017

Jesse James ended here, and so will we

Next month, "Out Here In Kansas" will be screening in St. Joseph, Mo., the town where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended. It's also the town where my journalism career started, and where our film festival circuit will end.
The Outlaw Film Festival will be held Nov. 2-4 on the campus of Missouri Western State College, home of the Griffons. (That's the team I covered, and I maintain the Griffon is one of the best mascots in college sports.)
Our documentary is in Block 4. That will be shown from 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 and again from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. More information can be found here, and I have created a Facebook event here.
I'm really excited for what will probably be our last film festival. I have some great memories of St. Joe from the mid-1990s, and I can't wait to Lisa Erdman, the passionate director of the Outlaw
 Film Festival, in the flesh.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Screening in Salina

I'm proud to announce another Kansas screening of "Out Here In Kansas," this time Saturday morning in Salina.
The Smoky Hills Independent Film and Television Festival (SHIFT) starts today (Friday, Oct. 13) at Kansas Wesleyan University. The event is free to the public.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, "Out Here In Kansas" will be shown at the end of a screening slot reserved for our producer, filmmaker Savannah Rodgers.
More information about the festival can be found here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It's National Coming Out Day ...

... and it's also the one-year anniversary of our world premiere for "Out Here In Kansas." As I told the crowd at Roxy's Downtown, it was the best night of my life.
We think it's almost time we released our documentary unto the world. But we have a few more announcements first.