World Premiere of Patrick Lambrecht and Joshua Weixelman’s LOVE BITES to screen at the PLFF!

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We’re stoked to announce the World Premiere of Patrick Lambrecht and Joshua Weixelman’s LOVE BITES at this year’s PLFF! The film will be screening as part of Flat Water Terrors, Volume 2!  Here’s the synopsis:

pic2Dealing with circumstances beyond his control, Victor is destined to live a lonely and unfulfilled life until he finds love in the most unlikely of places… right next door.

LOVE BITES is part of 5 new horror short films that will be premiering as part of this new pic3anthology, including Sam Rocha’s THE BAGMAN,  Jack Forey’s TERPSI’S CATCH,  Aaron Gum’s THE TOOTH GOBLIN,  and Pete O’Brien’s THE HOUSE ON PEACH AVENUE.  All of the 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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World Premiere of Aaron Gum’s THE TOOTH GOBLIN to premiere at PLFF!

toothgoblinWe’re excited to announce the World Premiere of Aaron Gum’s THE TOOTH GOBLIN, which will be screening as part of Flat Water Terrors, Volume 2!  Here’s the synopsis:

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

THE TOOTH GOBLIN is part of 5 new horror short films that will be premiering as part of this new anthology, including Sam Rocha’s THE BAGMAN,  Jack Forey’s TERPSI’S CATCH, Patrick Lambrecht and Joshua Weixelman’s LOVE BITES,  and Pete O’Brien’s THE HOUSE ON PEACH AVENUE.  All of the 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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John Alexander’s BENDER to screen at this year’s PLFF!

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Prairie Lights is proud to announce that John Alexander’s feature length western-thriller BENDER will be kicking off our film festival on Friday, October 7th!  Check out the synopsis below:

BENDER unveils the bizarrely true story of America’s first serial killing family. The year is 1873, and travelers are mysteriously vanishing on the Kansas frontier. The troubled Doctor York goes poster_for_film_freewaysearching for answers and stumbles upon the Benders, a homesteading family with an unnatural way of living off the land. As the elders of the family vie for dominance, their daughter Kate draws upon her supposed supernatural powers to will a better future, and a peculiar young boy is reared in the family trade – but unexpected visitors could threaten their seemingly quiet homestead. In this boldly restrained thriller, human hunger can be the most dangerous of traps.

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BENDER was partially shot at Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska, in conjunction with the Grand Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Prairie Lights is proud to bring this feature length historical thriller to the big screen and to showcase the fantastic and historical Stuhr Museum on the big screen!

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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Omaha HeRo’s: MAILBO to screen at this year’s PLFF!

We’re stoked to announce the comedy spoof of  Omaha HeRo’s: Mailbo will be screening at this year’s PLFF! Here’s a little about the film:

mailbo2Shot on location in South Omaha and Benson, made by Omaha natives Kevin Heesacker and Sam Rocha. When veteran postal worker John Mailbo attempts tomailbo1 deliver a package to a young lady, trouble is abound when he is confronted by the most ruthless gang in the neighborhood, the T-Baggers!

Order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00 to see this film and a ton of other great flicks! Not only will you see this fun film, but you’ll get access to all 37 other films, Q&A’s, free popcorn, soda, and discounts to local restaurants like Bonzai and Sin City Grill! What are you waiting for, pick up your tickets now!

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Prairie Lights Podcast Episode 2: Christina Marie Leonard

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Episode 2 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

cleonardThis week we interview the super talented Christina Marie Leonard, director, producer, and star of FOOD JUNKIE, a film screening October 8th! We discuss how she got into film, the differences between Nebraska and Los Angeles filmmaking, her recently released webseries LOCH NESS and more!

FOOD JUNKIE will be part of the Prairie Lights Sampler disc which will come free with a Weekend Pass to the festival! Not only will you get this rad film, but you’ll also get free popcorn, soda, discounts to local restaurants, admission to all films and Q&A’s as well as the Bonzai Blowout rock concert Saturday night after the fest! What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Pass for just $10 right now!

Prairie Lights Podcast Episode 1: What is Prairie Lights?

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Episode 1 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

Each week, Mat and Josh will discuss the films screening at this year’s festival and do interviews with the filmmakers. For the first show, we explain what the Prairie Lights Film Festival is, what the principles are that it is founded on, and address criticisms and misconceptions that we’ve encountered over the years.

The Flat Water Terrors bluray release will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse July 29th and benefit the Nebraska Independent Film Projects and Eastern Nebraska Film Office organizations!

Pick up your Weekend Pass for just $10 right now!

World Premiere of Jack Forey’s TERPSI’S CATCH to premiere at PLFF!

terpsi1We’re excited to announce that Jack Forey’s short film TERPSI’S CATCH will be World Premiering at this year’s Prairie Lights Film Festival! Here’s a quick synopsis:

terpsi2A man out on a fishing trap comes across a beautiful woman playing a harp. Mesmorized by the music, he feels himself drawn to her only to find that he isn’t the only one fishing out on the lake…

The film was shot at Pioneer’s Park in Lincoln, Nebraska! TERPSI’S CATCH is part of the Flat Water Terrors Volume 2 anthology project which will be screening for the first time ever at the film festival! Additionally, Mr. Forey will be on hand to participate in the Q&A session terpsi3with the other directors. You can see this awesome new flick by pickup up a Weekend Pass, which is on sale right now! Head over to the tickets page right now and get your weekend pass for just $10.00 and get free popcorn and soda vouchers, local restaurant discounts, entry to all 30+ films and Q&A’s as well as a free sampler dvd!

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World Premiere of Benito Garcia’s WALK A MILE and SKELETON DANCE to screen at PLFF!

walkamileWe’re honored to have not one, but two World Premiere’s by local filmmaker Benito Garcia at this year’s Prairie Lights Film Festival: WALK A MILE and SKELETON DANCE!

Here’s the synopsis for WALK A MILE:

A shoe repairman meets a customer with a mysterious pair of boots. Once the cobbler begins to work on them he finds a shocking surprise that pushes him to amend one of his most important relationships.

Mr. Garcia will also be premiering SKELETON DANCE, a film in the NEBRASKA NOIR anthology project which will also be debuting at Prairie Lights! Here’s the synopsis:

skeletondanceSKELETON DANCE, a film noir adapted to a screenplay by the very talented Lisa Kovanda   which has been carefully adapted from an original award winning short story by Nanette Day. The story is about the mental and physical abuse of a little girl who is raised by her grandmother after her mother dies of a drug overdose.

Not only will Prairie Lights attendees get to see these films for the very first time, but  Mr.ben Garcia will be on hand for a Q&A session discussing the creation of both films.  In addition, WALK A MILE will also be part of the free DVD sampler disc that comes with every online weekend pass order! So what are you waiting for? Head over to the tickets page right now and get your weekend pass for just $10.00 and get free popcorn and soda vouchers, local restaurant discounts, entry to all 30+ films and Q&A’s as well as a free dvd!

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Sneak Preview of Kevin McMahon’s CLASSIFIED to screen at PLFF!

Prairie Lights is excited to announce that a sneak preview of Kevin McMahon’s CLASSIFIED will screen at this year’s festival! Kevin directed this short proof of concept which will be turned into a feature length film next year! You can see the first 2 minutes above and head to the festival this October for the full, terrifying 10 minute short!  Here’s the synopsis:

Andy and GirlFound footage of a Navy SEAL squad’s mission to recover a missing team member.  When they enter the abandoned power plant they soon find themselves up against a paranormal force that even the best fighters on Earth cannot escape.

If you like what you see above, then you’ll love the full 10 minute version that will be premiering at this year’s PLFF! We’re stoked to  be showing this awesome sneak preview for the first time ever! What are you waiting for? Order your Weekend Pass now for just $10.00!

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World Premiere of Brandon Fix’s CYBERBOY to screen at PLFF 4!

IMG_1222Prairie Lights is stoked to announce the World Premiere of Brandon Fix’s animated short film CYBERBOY! This animated film is testament to the wide range of cinema being created in this state and we’re happy to premiere this on the big screen to all Nebraskans! Here’s the synopsis:

IMG_1163There’s a new mystery in Andover Park that’s grabbing the attention of the media and major industry Tech Corps – the Cyber Boy. Sightings of this unknown boy are becoming more frequent and increasing curiosity amongst citizens of Andover Park. Questions remain mere speculation as Tech Corps researcher, Dr. Douglas Mormon and media correspondent, Nicole Tankmen discuss the town’s mysterious person of interest. ButFix Productions logo why has he caught Tech Corps attention? Why do they want to replicate his abilities? Is it simply to understand the Cyber Boy or is there something more malicious behind their intentions?

The film was created here in Nebraska by local Animator/Director/Producer Brandon Fix. You can see this and a dozens of additional films this October 7, 8, and 9th! Order your weekend pass right now for the low price of $10.00 to get access to all films, Q&A’s, and a free DVD Sampler containing a selection of this year’s films. Supplies are limited so order now!

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