2018 Guests Announced so far!
Jeremy Lubash, writer and director of UNEMPLOYED!
Jeremy Lubash in an independent writer and director born and raised in Omaha, NE. He started film making in 2007 and has written and directed several short horror films and one feature length horror film entitled “The Shadow’s Edge”. Jeremy has worked on many other film sets besides his own and has produced several promotional videos for businesses. “Unemployed” is his first feature length comedy film he wrote and directed and has plans to do more comedy themed films in the future.
Darcy Lueking Bahensky, director of NOW OR FOREVER!
Darcy Lueking Bahensky is a writer/director from Oxford, Nebraska. She has a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in Film and New Media Production, and she completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting from UCLA. In Los Angeles, Darcy worked for CAA, FOX, and Broadway Video before returning home to Nebraska, where she works as a freelance television commercial writer.
Darcy’s husband, Ross, is a CPA and her daughter, Georgiana, is…. well, she’s just a baby. They reside in Holdrege, Nebraska with their freakishly humanlike Maltese, JoJo.
Sharonda Harris-Marshall, director of WASHED CLEAN!
Sharonda Harris-Marshall is a Southern-bred independent filmmaker, photographer, and artist. A native of Mobile, Alabama, she is artistically inspired by the colorful, joie de vivre lifestyle and history of the Gulf Coast.
Sharonda graduated in 2008 from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. A juried fine artist working in digital media and video, Sharonda’s more experimental video work has been displayed publicly in exhibits such as “Projections on Lake” in Pasadena and at the Lower Dauphin District artwalk in Mobile.
Soon after USC, she was hired as a script reader for a boutique production company. In 2010, with her now-husband Joe, Sharonda started Lagniappe Cinemas, an independent production and photography company. In 2015, she received a Masters at Spring Hill College, where she directed and produced the university’s first graduate-level student film. Later in 2015, Sharonda and Joe relocated to Omaha, Nebraska.
Sharonda has worked on several indie film productions and is actively producing several projects, including Hail to the Queens, a New Orleans-based documentary, partially financed by CreateLouisiana and ITVS. She also produces independent music videos, one of which won the SouthSounds Music Video category of the South Alabama Film Festival in 2014.
Katherine Lundahl, director of KEEP CLOSE and SOMETHING CALLED VIETNAM!
Patrick Lambrecht, director of THE TIP!
With over thirty years of acting and directing experience for the stage, it was only recently that Patrick became involved in film. Last year marked his screen acting debut at Prairie Lights Film Festival in the Midnight Fright Films short “Emily”. This year he has stepped behind the camera and will mark his debut as filmmaker with the short “Love Bites”. He is currently editing multiple projects for MFF and is in the process of writing his first screenplay. Patrick is co-founder of the Crooked Codpiece Company, a theatrical troupe based in Lincoln, NE and works as Art Director/UX Designer for Phoenix Web Group.
Peter O’Brien, director of RUNNING THROUGH DARKNESS!
Peter O’Brien is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. He has directed feature length films among various shorts, documentaries, and music videos. He earned a Creative Writing degree from Purchase College, SUNY, where he honed his story-telling skills. Inspired by the tradition of independent filmmaking, he simultaneously and autonomously cultivated his filmmaking skills. Peter approaches his craft fueled with self-reliance, inventive resourcefulness, and meticulous commitment. He dovetails his vision with realism to push every project to its creative potential. Peter’s writing has often been described as dark and detailed and his films have always been praised for their technical and narrative proficiency.
Dorothy Booraem, director of I BELONG TO ME!
Dorothy Booraem is a director, writer and producer best known for the horror features Wake the Witch (2010), Blood Rites (2012) and Corruptor (2017). She is part of the Lincoln-based production company Unfiltered Entertainment but also releases shorter work through personal production company, Girl Meets Monster. See her most recent work at www.unfiltered-ent.com or on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/girlmeetsmonster
Chad Haufschild, Producer/Cinematographer of I BELONG TO ME!
Unfiltered Entertainment co-founder Chad Haufschild has produced and DPed three features under the UE banner, “Wake the Witch”, “Blood Rites” and “Corruptor”. With his production partners Dorothy Booraem, Andrew Johnson and Greg Kubitschek, UE has produced several short film and web series, most notably the web series “On the Inside”, the short noir “Kiss a Fella” and the Mike Johnson directed neo-western “The Bagman Died First”. Chad also produces and directs comedic online content and live streams for Durnk Industries with partner Mike Crawford for Youtube and Twitch.tv.
Benito Garcia, director of LUCY!
“From omaha NE for the past 11 years and owner of WETWORKS SFX STUDIOS. I’ve headed up the SFX Dept. on dozens of films and TV commercials. I’ve been writing and directions films for several years and an actor when needed. I grew up in McCook NE and headed out east to West Virginia 15 years ago. Film making has been a hobby since I was 13 years old and making films with my friends are some of my greatest memories.”
William Fischer, director of SHE SAW SPECTRES FROM THE SEASHELL!
William Fischer is a writer, director, and illustrator from Papillion, Nebraska. He recently completed a Masters in film production and direction at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His shot film “Over the Fairy Hill” recently played at the Omaha Film Festival, and he has had work published in magazines including Moon-Drenched Fables, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Bards and Sages Quarterly. His latest film, SHE SAW SPECTRES FROM THE SEASHELL will be making its World Premiere at Prairie Lights!