Mark Popejoy’s MOWER BOY to World Premiere at Prairie Lights!

We’re stoked to announce the World Premiere of MOWER BOY, the directorial debut of Mark Popejoy! Here’s a bit about the film:

We won’t take any mow!! A Nebraska family’s quiet camping retreat is terrorized by an overzealous groundskeeper who doesn’t know when to quit. When he returns that night armed with a weed-whacker, Mom must save her family in a harrowing encounter with the deranged “Mower Boy”!

MOWER BOY is part of the Prairie Lights Anthology Project which pairs area writers and directors together to help cultivate the Nebraska film scene. Mark Popejoy, a longtime member of the Nebraska film scene, teamed up with award winning local writer Chuck Mittan and cinematographer Mark Thimijan to create his directorial debut, which was filmed near Grand Island, Nebraska with a cast of local actors.

Pick up your Weekend Passes right now for just $10 right now! You get the Free DVD Sampler, discounts at Bonzai, Sin City Grill, Chocolate Bar, and Kinkaider, as well as free popcorn and soda and free entry to the Kinkaider and Bonzai after parties which includes a performance by local band BRINER!

Prairie Lights Podcast: Bill Hedges, director of DECADES

Episode 10 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

This week, Mark, Lucas and I interview Bill Hedges, director of DECADES and creator of Cosmic Films Studio in Lyons, Nebraska.

You can listen to the previous Prairie Lights episodes on the Archive Page.

What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Passes right now for just $10 right now! You get the Free DVD Sampler, discounts at Bonzai, Sin City Grill, Chocolate Bar, and Kinkaider, as well as free popcorn and soda and free entry to the Kinkaider and Bonzai after parties which includes a performance by local band BRINER!

World Premiere of Dorothy Booraem and Chad Haufschild’s END OF THE ROAD at PLFF!

Stoked to announce the World Premiere of Dorothy Booraem and Chad Haufchild’s END OF THE ROAD! Here’s a bit about the film.

Three National Guardsmen must barricade a lonely country road. Their orders are simple but very clear: no one goes in and nothing comes out.

The film was shot near Ceresco, Nebraska over two weekends with an eclectic cast from Lincoln, Omaha, San Francisco and Cape Girardeau, Missouri from a script written by Tony Crumpton. Dorothy and Chad will also be on hand to discuss the film in a Q&A setting!

B the first Nebraskan’s to see this rad new film! Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00  to check out this awesome film and lock in some great discounts! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the after parties at Bonzai and Kinkaider, and a free DVD sampler of local films!

World Premiere of Van Jensen’s PISSER to screen at PLFF!

We’re excited to announce the World Premiere of Van Jensen’s PISSER to screen at Prairie Lights! Here’s a bit about the film:

A man with nothing to lose finds himself drawn into battle against a urinal. Only one can be victorious in this absurdist indie take on potty humor. The debut short film of writer and director Van Jensen (author of comic books including The Flash, Green Lantern Corps and James Bond). Starring comedian Nick Vatterott (Conan, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Comics Unleashed). Produced by Blue Creek Creative and Alchemy Set Productions.

Van grew up in Garden County, Nebraska, where his family operated the Silver Hill Theater for generations, stretching back to the silent film era. The theater closed before he was born, but his Dad raised him on the films he’d shown there. While he’s since moved away from his home state of Nebraska, his childhood in our state imbues everything he does, his imagination honed growing up in the country, making up his own adventures.

Be the first Nebraskan’s to see this rad new film by a talented Nebraska artist! Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00  to check out this awesome film and lock in some great discounts! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the after parties at Bonzai and Kinkaider, and a free DVD sampler of local films!

 

Nebraska Premiere of Nate Coulombe’s IF THE SHOE FITS at this year’s PLFF!

We’re excited to announce the Nebraska Premiere of IF THE SHOE FITS by Nate Coulombe of Splitsville Productions! Here’s a bit about the film:

The owner of a Shoe Repair shop is put in a tough spot when his only employee quits. As the customers keep coming, and the shoes keep piling up, his patience begins to wear thin.

If The Shoe Fits is the third short film from Splitsville Productions and Writer/Director Nate Coulombe.  Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00  to check out this awesome film and lock in some great discounts! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the after parties at Bonzai and Kinkaider, and a free DVD sampler of local films!

World Premiere of Kevin McMahon’s MILITARY HUSBAND to screen at PLFF!

We are extremely pleased to announce the World Premiere of Kevin McMahon’s MILITARY HUSBAND at this year’s PLFF! Here’s a bit about the film:

Matt Whittaker can barely get out of bed, he’s addicted to coffee and watching the cable news coverage of the Iraq war. The year is 2005 and Matt’s wife Celia, who was an ROTC student in college, was reactivated for service after three years in civilian life and sent to Iraq. Now he can barely cope with the emasculating experience of having his wife in a war zone and no way to protect her. Seeing his plight, Karen, his next door neighbor and ‘Military Wife’ invites Matt to the support group where the other wives stage an intervention to help him cope for Celia’s sake. After learning the tools to help him get through the day, tragedy strikes in Iraq and Matt is unsure if his wife will ever come home.

MILITARY HUSBAND is a project that has been 13 years in the making and is written and directed by Nebraska native Kevin McMahon, who will also be in attendance to discuss the creation of this film which has been finished as a tribute to Holly Lewis, the lead actress of the film, and Andre Botta, a crew member, who tragically passed away before the completion of the film. Be sure you are one of the first to see Kevin McMahon’s powerful story about the costs of war on relationships.

Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00  to check out this awesome film and lock in some great discounts! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the after parties at Bonzai and Kinkaider, and a free DVD sampler of local films!

Mystery World Premiere to screen at this year’s Prairie Lights!

We are super excited to announce that a very talented local filmmaker will be World Premiering a film at this year’s Prairie Lights! What is it? Who is the filmmaker?  What could this movie possibly be?

Not only is this mysterious movie all-Nebraska made, but the filmmaker will be on hand to discuss the creation of the movie! We’re stoked to be showing this awesome flick, but you won’t know what it is or who the filmmaker is until you’re sitting in your seat! Be the first in Nebraska to see this brand spanking new flick!

Intrigued? Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00  to check out this awesome film and lock in some great discounts! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the after parties at Bonzai and Kinkaider, and a free DVD sampler of local films!

Nebraska Premiere of Adam Roffman’s THE COLLECTION to screen at PLFF!

THE COLLECTION – Official Trailer from Adam Roffman on Vimeo.

We are stoked to announce the Nebraska premiere of Adam Roffman’s THE COLLECTION! Here’s a bit about the film:

Two friends stumble upon the mother lode of movie memorabilia, long forgotten and hidden away in Omaha, Nebraska.

This film was shot in its entirety in Omaha, Nebraska in January 2016 over the course of four days. Half of the equipment used on the shoot was rented from Lights On Nebraska!. Adam Roffman, the director, is based in Medford, Massachusetts.

Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00  to check out this awesome film and lock in some great discounts! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the after parties at Bonzai and Kinkaider, and a free DVD sampler of local films!

Nebraska Premiere of Justin Stearns’ FIRST KISS to screen at PLFF!

We’re stoked to announce Justin Stearns’ FIRST KISS will screen at PLFF in its Nebraska Premiere! Here’s a bit about the film:

A socially awkward teenage girl finally gets her first kiss with the unexpected help of her sister.

Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00  to check out this awesome film and lock in some great discounts! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the after parties at Bonzai and Kinkaider, and a free DVD sampler of local films!

Nebraska Premiere of Jasmine Winter’s BEAR to screen at PLFF!

We’re excited to announce that Jasmine Winter’s animated short film BEAR will have its Nebraska premiere at this year’s PLFF! Here’s a bit about the film:

A bear goes through a series of emotions on his way home, the visuals change to reflect their emotional state.

Jasmine grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended the Kansas City Art Institute pursuing animation. BEAR is her thesis film.

Head over to the Tickets page and pre-order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00  to check out this awesome film and lock in some great discounts! All weekend passes come with free popcorn and soda vouchers, discounts to local restaurants, free access to the after parties at Bonzai and Kinkaider, and a free DVD sampler of local films!