Flat Water Terrors Volume 1 Bluray available now!

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Limited Edition Bluray! Just $20 plus shipping!




Christmas is upon us and what better way to celebrate than picking up this limited edition Bluray featuring a bunch of rad Nebraska made horror films, all proceeds of which will be donated to Nebraska film organizations! Read below for all the details!

FLAT WATER TERRORS is a collection of 6 short horror films made right here in Nebraska by Nebraska filmmakers!

Volume 1 of an ongoing anthology series, this collection of terrifying tales is designed to showcase the broad spectrum of filmmaking talent here and Nebraska and to benefit Nebraska film organizations to help strengthen our cinematic community!

All profits from the sale of this bluray will be donated to the Eastern Nebraska Film Office and Nebraska Independent Film Projects!

Blurays are $20 plus shipping and contain all 6 films, as well as some behind the scenes, outtakes, and audio commentary tracks from select entries.

Here’s a quick run down of each film:

  • MIDNIGHT KISS d. Aaron Gum (Skullduggery Theatre Films): An animated tale of terror in the tradition of EC Comics as a beautiful woman plots to knock off her husband on New Year’s Eve night.
  • NO EXIT d. Dorothy Booraem (Unfiltered Entertainment): A group of strangers are locked in a room for 7 days on a reality television show for a chance to win one million dollars, but will they survive each other?
  • LEGEND OF PINE ACRES d. Chad Bishoff (Slate Entertainment): College campers are terrorized by a sadistic cult member who is out to make them pay.
  • ONE MORE TIME FOR THE CAMERA d. Nate Coulombe (Splitsville Productions): While investigating a gruesome crime scene, two detectives discover a camcorder that documents a loving couple’s final moments.
  • EMILY d Joshua Weixelman and Tyler Schmid (Midnight Fright Films):  Years after her brutal murder, a mystery writer seeks to pen the tale of the ghostly Emily.
  • A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY d. Mathew Kister (Dead Lantern Pictures) : It’s Christmas Eve, 1987 and an escaped mental patient dressed as Santa is on the prowl for a theatre full of fashion victims.

Big shoutout to Heather Waite of Evil Forest FX for designing the Bluray packaging and for contributing to many of the short films on this collection!

Don’t miss your chance to get this limited edition bluray of a bunch of fantastic Nebraska horror films by 6 different production companies! All proceeds go to a good cause!

Please note that some of the films contain violence, language, and nudity. For Mature audiences only!

Prairie Lights 4 is over and now we need your feedback!

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And that’s a wrap for the 4th Annual Prairie Lights Film Festival! Over the coming days, we’ll be announcing great things for PLFF 4 which will take place October 20, 21, and 22nd in 2017!

For now, we ask attendees to please take a few minutes to answer the questions in our survey in order to improve your experience next year.

Meanwhile, submissions are currently open for 2017! Submit your Nebraska films now!

Thanks!

Prairie Lights 2016 starts today at 5:00 pm!

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Come out and enjoy a fun filled weekend of Nebraska made movies! Opening remarks start at 6:30 pm and then we kick off the weekend with the World Premiere of BENDER!

Check out the full Film Schedule. Tickets can be picked up at the box office. $10.00 for a Weekend Pass, $5.00 for a day pass. Weekend Passes get you free popcorn/soda vouchers, discounts at Bonzai, Sin City Grill, and The Chocolate Bar, as well as free admission to the Saturday night Bonzai Blowout featuring local bands Banjo Loco and Austin Friesen!

Come on down and enjoy a weekend of World Premiere’s, good eats, and fun!

World Premiere of Aaron Gum’s THE TOOTH GOBLIN this Friday at Prairie Lights!

14537014_10153986187315172_1384242356_oWe’re stoked to reveal some more info on THE TOOTH GOBLIN, directed by Aaron Gum and which will be having its World Premiere at Prairie Lights this Friday night as part of the FLAT WATER TERRORS anthology project.

14550592_10153986187310172_339753158_oA young girl faces the terror of losing her tooth and her grandmother.

THE TOOTH GOBLIN is an animated horror film and is part of 5 new horror short films that will be premiering as part of this new anthology, including Sam Rocha’s THE BAGMANJack Forey’s TERPSI’S CATCH, Patrick Lambrecht and Joshua Weixelman’s LOVE BITES,  and Pete O’Brien’s THE HOUSE ON PEACH AVENUE.  Aaron, as well as the other filmmakers will be on hand to participate in a Q&A after the screening!

Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00 to see this and a ton of other awesome Nebraska films! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the Bonzai Blowout rock show afterparty on Saturday, October 8th, and a free DVD sampler of local films!

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Special Guest Announcement: Chuck Mittan, writer and co-director of LEAVING KANSAS!

We’re happy to announce that Chuck Mittan will be attending this years Prairie Lights Film Festival and participating in the Saturday Q&A of short filmmakers for his film LEAVING KANSAS. Here’s a bit about Chuck:

chuckmittanChuck Mittan is a Nebraska-based newspaper editor who wrote his first screenplay in 2007 when he attended an intensive, two-week screenwriting colony with Lew Hunter, former Hollywood writer and chair of the UCLA screenwriting department. “Leaving Kansas” is his second short film with director David Weiss — they collaborated a year earlier on the short documentary, “Shakespeare With Noodles” — but it is his first time as co-director. His other writing credits include a crime drama web series and more than a handful of short films. He was co-writer of the short film, “My Friend Max,” which was shot last year in northeastern Iowa and stars horror and sci-fi icon Doug Jones. The script for “Max,” which he co-wrote with director Mikeal Burgin, won the Writer’s Block Award at the 2015 Snake Alley Festival of Film. He wrote another short film, “A Merry Band of Players,” which was shot in March and directed by Paul Allen. He plans to make his solo directing debut in January with the short film, “Eskimo Kisses,” which he also wrote. Since 2007, and in the flurry of all those short films, he has managed to write at least one feature-length script every year. Earlier this year, “Deer Killer,” a feature script he wrote in 2011, was optioned.

Come check out LEAVING KANSAS on Saturday, October 8th and then stick around for a Q&A which will include Chuck!  Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00 to see this and a ton of other awesome Nebraska films! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, and free access to the Bonzai Blowout rock show after party on Saturday, October 8th!

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Special Guest Announcement: Kevin McMahon, Director of CLASSIFIED, to attend Prairie Lights!

We’re stoked to announce yet another great guest for Prairie Lights! Kevin McMahon, the director of CLASSIFIED, which is having a Sneak Peak Premiere on Friday, October 7th, will be in attendance and will be participating in the Q&A later that night! Here’s a little about Kevin:

kevin1Kevin McMahon knew at the age of four, after having seen Star Wars in the theater,  that he would be making movies.  Originally from Fremont, Kevin attended UNL on an athletic scholarship where he studied Broadcast Journalism, Television Production and Film Studies.  After retiring from a long career in diving Kevin went to work in Hollywood and quickly moved up the ranks to become a Director of Photography and member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild.  Kevin worked on over 250 television series and dozens of feature films as a D.P. and broke new ground in 2009 by creating a method ankevin2d work flow for tapeless production that was approved by Viacom and allowed Kevin to become the first D.P. to film a tapeless television series.  The method is the current standard in all production today and landed Kevin the 2009 August cover of Videography Magazine.  As a director Kevin has filmed several segments for network television and music videos for Grammy winning artists and his first feature film, “Military Husband,” is nearing completion.  His video for Warner Bros. artist Beto Cuevas featuring rapper Flo Rida was the #1 video in Mexico and Latin America for 10 straight weeks and his screenplay for the Military Action Horror, “Classified,” is set to go into production late in 2016.  Kevin is the founder of the Nebraska based production company Pathfinder Motion Picture Company, LLC and is gearing up to produce three feature films in Nebraska starting in 2017.

Come check out the Sneak Peek Premiere of CLASSIFIED on Friday, October 7th and then stick around for a Q&A which will include Kevin!  Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00 to see this and a ton of other awesome Nebraska films! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, and free access to the Bonzai Blowout rock show after party on Saturday, October 8th!

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Special Guest Announcement: Dorothy Booraem and Chad Haufschild, Directors of KISS A FELLA, World Premiering at Prairie Lights!

kissafella-poster-thumbnail-horizWe’re pleased to announce that Dorothy Booraem and Chad Haufschild, directors of KISS A FELLA, which is World Premiering Saturday, October 8th as part of the Nebraska Noir project  will be attending the festival! Here’s a bit about them:

chadChad Haufschild – writer, producer, cinematographer, creator. Co-founder of Unfiltered Entertainment, Inc. Find out more about Unfiltered Entertainment at www.unfiltered-ent.com

Dorothy Booraem – micro-budget director, producer dorothyand writer; a commercial content creator, a horror movie maker and a teller of fantastical stories. Visit www.vimeo.com/girlmeetsmonster to see some of her short work.

Come check out the World Premiere of KISS A FELLA on Saturday, October 8th and then stick around for a Q&A which will include Chad and Dorothy and the other Noir directors!  Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00 to see this and a ton of other awesome Nebraska films! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, and free access to the Bonzai Blowout rock show after party on Saturday, October 8th!

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Special Guest Announcement: Jack Forey, Director of TERPSI’S CATCH, World Premiering at Prairie Lights!

We’re pleased to announce that Jack Forey, director of TERPSI’S CATCH, which is World Premiering Friday, October 7th will be attending the festival! Here’s a bit about him:

jackforeyJack Forey is a writer, filmmaker and founder of the recently established SwissFrench Films. He previously worked for the Daily Nebraskan as a film critic, and is currently working on several series for the SwissFrench YouTube page, including “Politics N’ Beer,” and “Ben’s Basement.” This is his first submission to PLFF.

Come check out the World Premiere of TERPSI’S CATCH on Friday, October 7th and then stick around for a Q&A with Jack, who will be participating in a Q&A with the other Flat Water Terrors directors!  Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00 to see this and a ton of other awesome Nebraska films! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, and free access to the Bonzai Blowout rock show after party on Saturday, October 8th!

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Special Guest Announcement: Joshua Weixelman, Co-Director of LOVE BITES!

We’re pleased to announce that Joshua Weixelman, co-director of LOVE BITES, which is World Premiering Friday, October 7th will be attending the festival! Here’s a bit about him:

1461478_10200703378858743_1092131814_nJoshua Weixelman co-founded Midnight Fright Films back in 2013 with Tyler Schmid. Since then he has put out a handful of films most notably Remission, Emily and this years Love Bites. He is proud to be a part of PLFF for the past 3 years.

Come check out the World Premiere of LOVE BITES on Friday, October 7th and then stick around for a Q&A with Patrick, who will be participating in a roundtable discussion with many of the other filmmakers in the short film block!  Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00 to see this and a ton of other awesome Nebraska films! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, and free access to the Bonzai Blowout rock show after party on Saturday, October 8th!
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Banjo Loco and Austin Friesen to perform at the Bonzai Blowout Saturday Night After Party!

bonzaiWe’re excited to announce that BANJO LOCO and AUSTIN FRIESEN will be performing at the Bonzai Beach Club Wave Pizza Company Saturday night Prairie Lights after party! Bonzai is located just 2 short blocks from the theatre and all Weekend Pass Holders will pay no cover charge to get in! The festivities will begin when Day 2 closes at 10:30pm Saturday, October 8th. Caravan over to Bonzai for some great local Nebraska music and even greater 25% discounts on food and drinks for Weekend Pass Holders. If you haven’t got yours yet, get em right now for just $10.00! Here’s a little about the bands:

banjolocoBANJO LOCO is a two man electric banjo pop-rock hit machine! Bluegrass Today says:  “This slightly odd, banjo-fusion duo performs primarily rock and pop covers, along with some original numbers, on a a pair of electrified banjos. Matt plays the five string, with Troy on a custom banjo bass.”

AUSTIN FRIESEN  is a 22 Year old Lincoln, Nebraska HipHop Artist/Producer/Songwriter who has a number of albums and whose music videos have been directed by filmmakers who have screened right here at Prairie Lights!austinfriesen

Prairie Lights would like to thank Brent Lindner of Bonzai and Sin City Grill for not only being a great sponsor of Prairie Lights but for putting on this rad after party for Prairie Lights attendees! Enjoy some great World Premiere films Saturday night and then head out to Bonzai for great eats, drinks, and music!

Don’t forget, all Weekend Pass Holders get in at no cover charge! Pick up your tickets right now for just $10.00!

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