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IndieWorks: August Screening Recap

Last Tuesday was the August edition of IndieWorks. We screened 5 films and had over 60 people in house! Our first two films were intimate dramas. The second set of films were comedic pieces. Some wonderful conversations came out of the lineup. Overall, the evening was full of fun and supportive vibes!

We'd just like to say thank you to everyone who came out to support the filmmakers and spend the evening with us & them. We do hope you enjoyed all the films and the opportunity to network with other filmmakers and film enthusiasts, and we hope some connections were made! AND we hope you'll join us again for Web Series month on September 13th. 

The Films of the night:

Break (Directed by Nicholas Santos)
A young couple's relationship changes forever after an encounter with a local contractor.

The Blood in Our Veins (Directed by Mateo Marquez)
When Daniel Royas decides to take his ill mother, Alejandra, to be seen at a local clinic on his birthday, little do they know the terrible news that lies ahead.

Plus-Plus (Directed by Tom Rizzuto)
An ace salesman tries to sell a car to a reluctant customer with a secret.

Marcela's Tale (Directed by Tanmaya Shekhar)
In the middle of the worst day of her life, Marcela is struck by an abandoned package.

Ginger With a Snap (Directed by Aubrey Smyth)
Centers around the city life of Ginger, a woman in her 20’s with a mane of red hair. Her alias is Gingersnap, a shock jock with an eponymous call-in sex and love advice radio show along with her sidekick and producer Rhymin' Simon.

Watch our Q&A Recap (shot & edited by Kimberly Drew Whiten). *Please know there are some film spoilers - feel free to look for an opportunity to catch the films at a festival or computer screen near you & then come back to watch!

The awards go to...

At the end of the evening, we announced our winning filmmakers for both Audience Choice Award & Silver Whiskers Award. The Audience Choice Award is voted upon by all those in attendance, and the Silver Whiskers Award is judged by the CongestedCat Team based on a system rating 8 categories of StoryDialogue/WritingDirectionActingCinematographySoundEditing, and Production Value. The Silver Whiskers winner goes on to screen again at our end of year Best of Fest screening next April. 

The Silver Whiskers winner also receives $50 towards a crowdfunding campaign should they use the platform and a free Social Media audit ($200 value) from4MileCircus. And both winners received a free 2016 subscription to Bright Ideas Magazine.

For the August 2016 lineup, our winning films were:
    Audience Choice Award:  "Ginger With a Snap"
    Silver Whiskers Award:  "The Blood in Our Veins"

Watch the Trailer for our Silver Whiskers winner below: