KANSAS CITY, MO – CinemaKC, a not-for-profit organization connecting film related groups in Kansas and Missouri, is showcasing local filmmakers on a weekly TV show, “CinemaKC” broadcast every Saturday night at 9:30pm on KSMO-TV 62. In April, the work of local filmmakers Ty Jones, Todd Norris, Jon Davis, Marc Havener, Meagan Flynn, Ryan Tonner, Stuart Bury and Patrick Rea will be featured.
This Saturday, April 2, Ty Jones films “Out of Tune,” “Running” and a trailer from “Last Breath,” will be spotlighted on the show.
- “Out of Tune” chronicles the journey of a guitar through many hands and many scenarios. The story illustrates how we get out of tune at times in our life because of different reasons, whether caused by the people around or situations we end up in.
- “Running” is the story of a female jogger, and how she runs to escape her tragic history and current state of emotion. It’s a metaphor of how we deal with trauma and must ultimately face our demons to find resolve.
- “Last Breath” is about a couple’s marriage on its last breath. With their marriage on its last breath, a couple finds themselves thrust into the hands of vengance. Forced to look fear directly in the face, they must make decisions that will ultimately determine their family’s survival or demise.
Emmy-award winning filmmaker Todd Norris’s trailer of “Candy Apple Red,” and short films “Wonderful Way Ahead Machine” and “Night of the Growling” will be featured on the April 9th show. “Candy Apple Red” is a romantic drama. In “Wonderful Way Ahead Machine,” an inventor from 1929 travels to 2008 in his Way-Ahead Machine, and finds a world much different than he expected. “Night of the Growling” won an award at a Kansas film festival.
The April 16th show includes short films by Jon Davis and Marc Havener as well as a short film starring Kansas City native Meagan Flynn. Davis’s short film, “The Time We Hold” will be aired as well as Havener’s “And What Remains.”
Havener worked in Hollywood for 10 years on films such as “Pirates of the Carribean,” “Sky High,” and “Lone Ranger.” Havener’s “And What Remains,” is a short film of what defines a father is what he leaves behind. A universal story of regret, of reconciliation, and of hope, “And What Remains” explores the complexity of a father’s relationship with his son within the simplicity and beauty of Eastern Kansas.
Flynn is the “Up in the Air” stewardess opposite of George Clooney. She stars in “Adrift,” a four minute short film about a couple at the end of a fight who are each about to reveal the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other.
Kansas City Art Institute animation students will be featured on the April 23rd show as Ryan Tonner presents “Luchadorable,” and Stuart Bury shows “My Best Friend” and his 2010 Student Academy Award winning short “Dried Up.”
On April 30th, Patrick Rea will show the trailer for his upcoming feature film “Nailbiter,” as well as one of his newest shorts, the sci-fi noir thriller “Times Up Eve.”
CinemaKC’s Strategic Partners include ArtsKC, Film Commission of Greater Kansas City, Film Society of Greater Kansas City, Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition, Kansas City Film CriticsCircle,Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City Screenwriters, Kansas City Urban Film Festival, Kansas City Women in Film and TV, Kansas Film Commission,Kansas International Film Festival, Missouri Film Commission, Missouri Motion Media Association, Reel Spirit, Thank You Walt Disney, UMKC Film Department, University of Kansas Film and Media Studies, Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City, and Women of the Motion Picture Industry.
CinemaKC’s Business Alliance Partners include Allied Integrated Marketing, Allied Theatre Craft, American Heartland Theatre, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC Stage Magazine, KC Arts Council, KC Studio, Prizm Productions, Screenland Armour, Screenland Crossroads, Screenland Crown Center, StagePort, and T2.