Ariesworks Entertainment
presents:

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2008 WINNERS!

*** 2008 WRIFF WINNERS ***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 12, 2008

Contact:         Kimberly Busbee, bobbusbee@aol.com
                        515-707-1532
                        www.ariesworks.com

Winning Wild Rose films have Iowa, international flavor

Des Moines, Iowa       The 6th Annual Wild Rose Independent Film Festival concluded Sunday, and now the final results are also in for the Audience Choice Award. From an initial large pool of U.S. and international entries, judges selected 34 shorts, documentaries, features and even one music video to be screened during the four day film festival held November 6-9. This year’s Wild Rose was held at the State Historical Building of Iowa, in Des Moines’ Historic East Village Cultural & Entertainment District. The new venue proved to be a crowd-pleasing destination, with hundreds of film fans praising the facilities and the East Village location.
            Included in the 24 Best of Festival Winners from around the world (which also included foreign entries from Mexico, Canada, France, China and Ireland) are the Iowa films To Be by Des Moines’ Central Campus student, Spencer Abbe, for Best Student Film (high school and under); A Friend Indeed-The Bill Sackter Storyby Lane Wyrick, Director/Editor from Iowa City for Best Iowa Film; and Beep Beep, written by Kay Rhoads and co-directed by Kay Rhoads and Patrick Gouran of Des Moines, which won the coveted Audience Choice Award.
The Certificates of Distinctive Achievement went to Iowa films, On Her Own, by Des Moines native and SUNY Purchase student, Elizabeth Hixenbaugh, for the CDA Student Film (College/University level) and the CDA Iowa Film went to Talkin’ to Loretta by Director Kent Abbott and Producer Kerry Skram.
            The 2008 Wild Rose featured Keynote Speaker and Audition Skills Workshop presenter was Jamie Rose of JRose Studio, a well-known Los Angeles actress, acting coach and casting director who recently did the Iowa casting for Children of the Corn, filmed in Iowa. Rose’s acting credits include among others, Falcon Crest, Lady Blue, St. Elsewhere, E.R., Cold Case, Two and a Half Men, Heartbreakers, Tightrope, and Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town.
            A filmmaker’s panel discussion was led by LA director/writer/producer, John Putch of Putch Films, whose film Route 30 won eight Wild Rose Awards. This panel discussed a variety of issues which independent filmmakers encounter and must overcome to have their films reach the public. Putch, an independent filmmaker and television director for episodes of Scrubs, Ugly Betty and My Name is Earl, is an enthusiastic advocate for film festivals becoming an important grass roots movement to get quality independent films in front of audiences. Other filmmakers on the panel included: Rick Amundson (West Des Moines), James Serpento (Des Moines), Kent Abbott (Des Moines/Los Angeles), Brian Ide (Los Angeles), Lane Wyrick (Iowa City), Marc Longbrake (Omaha), and Sam Holdren (West Virginia).
            The Wild Rose continues its mission to bring some of the best independent film work from around the world to Iowa, while also encouraging the continued growth of Iowa’s film industry.

 

2008 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Best of Festival Winners


Best Student Film - high school and under: TO BE, Spencer Abbe – Director/Producer
Best Student Film - College/University: THE PARADIGM SHIFT, Jon Barr – Director/Writer,
Sam Holdren – Producer/Writer
Best Student Film/Documentary - College/University: ARMED AMBASSADORS,
Brian Pollack - Director
Best Debut Film:TREASURE DIVERSITY, Drew Goldsmith
Best Animation: COME BACK SWEET HEART, Chang-Pei Wu
Best Sound Design:THE SERPENT AND THE SUN: TALES OF AN AZTEC APPRENTICE,    
Scott Lang and Shawn Lyon - Sound Design, Shaahin Cheyene - Director
Best Production Design:CLEAR LAKE, WI, Mathew Reuland - Art Direction, Brian Ide - Director
Best Visual Effects:THE SERPENT AND THE SUN: TALES OF AN AZTEC APPRENTICE,
Mike Goedecke – Visual Effects, Shaahin Cheyene - Director
Best Editing:CLEAR LAKE, WI, Chris Witt – Editor, Brian Ide – Director
Best Original Music: THE SERPENT AND THE SUN: TALES OF AN AZTEC APPRENTICE,
Austin Wintory – Composer, Shaahin Cheyene – Director
Best Makeup: CLEAR LAKE, WI, Joseph Mistretta – Special Effects Makeup, Brian Ide - Director
Best Costumes:ROUTE 30, Bonnie Stauch - Costume Designer,John Putch – Director
Best Cinematography: ROUTE 30, Keith J. Duggan – Cinematographer, John Putch – Director
Best Short: LADY FEET, Christopher Toppino - Director
Best Directing – Short: Grant Barbieto – Director (A PIG’S EAR)
Best Screenplay:ROUTE 30, John Putch - Screenwriter
Best Documentary:THE SERPENT AND THE SUN: TALES OF AN AZTEC APPRENTICE,
Shaahin Cheyene – Director/ Producer
Best Feature: ROUTE 30,John Putch - Director, Writer, John Putch and Jonathan Taylor –  Producers
Best Directing – Feature: John Putch – Director (ROUTE 30)
Best Actress: Dana Delany (ROUTE 30), John Putch – Director
Best Actor: H. Michael Walls (THE PARADIGM SHIFT), Jon Barr – Director
Best Ensemble:ROUTE 30,John Putch, Director/ Casting
Best Iowa Film:A FRIEND INDEED - THE BILL SACKTER STORY, Lane Wyrick – Director/Editor
Audience Award: BEEP BEEP, Kay Rhoads – Writer, Kay Rhoads, Patrick Gouran - Directors

 

2008 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Certificates of Distinctive Achievement Winners


Student Film (high school and under): TREASURE DIVERSITY, Drew Goldsmith, Director
Student Film (college/university level): ON HER OWN, Elizabeth Hixenbaugh, Director
Sound Design: FRANK’S LAST SHOT, Evan Geary, Andrew Disney, Director
Production Design: FREEZER BURN, Mike Falcigno,  Tony Herbert, Director
Visual Effects: ROUTE 30, Kevin Kutchaver, John Putch, Director
Editing: THE HIT, Johnnie Travis, Marc Longbrake, Director
Original Music: CLEAR LAKE, WI, Aashish Pathak, Brain Ide, Director
Makeup: FREEZER BURN, Elizabeth Good, Charles Hood, Director
Cinematography/Videography: CLEAR LAKE, WI, Morgan Schmidt, Brian Ide, Director
Short Film: A PIG’S EAR, Grant Barbieto, Director
Directing Short: LADY FEET, Christopher Toppino, Director
Screenplay: SPEED DATING, Tony Herbert, Writer/Director
Documentary: LEAVE HER TO DIE, Antonia Thomson, Director
Narrative Feature: SPEED DATING, Tony Herbert, Director
Directing Feature: CLEAR LAKE, WI, Brian Ide, Director
Actress: Helen Slayton Hughes (A PIG’S EAR), Grant Barbieto, Director
Actor: Don Wycherley (SPEED DATING), Tony Herbert, Director
Ensemble: SPEED DATING, Gillian Reynolds, Casting Director, Tony Herbert, Director
Iowa Film: TALKIN’ TO LORETTA, Kent Abbott, Director, Kerry Skram, Producer

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Saturday Nov. 8 Jamie Rose Audition Skills Workshop

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...and the Nominees Are...

Now in its exciting sixth year, the

Wild Rose Independent Film Festival

an international competition with screenings, workshops and an Awards Ceremony, is a celebration of the vast, diverse, bizarre, hilarious, beautiful cinema art being created by independent movie makers outside the mainstream.

Held Nov. 6-9, 2008 (Schedule TBA)
at the

Iowa State Historical Building
in the

East Village Cultural and Entertainment District 

Des Moines, Iowa

 

Website for AriesWorks Entertainment

 

2008 Wild Rose Description and Submission Guidelines

The 2008 Wild Rose Deadlines and Submission Form

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2008

ARIESWORKS ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES TO


THE 2008 WILD ROSE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL


  Exciting New East Village Venue for 6th Annual Wild Rose!

AriesWorks Entertainment announces the call for entries to the 2008 edition of its rapidly growing yearly event, the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, to be held this year in an exciting new location at the Iowa State Historical Building in Des Moines’ popular East Village!


The new venue will allow attending filmmakers to have walking distance access to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars and music venues in the trendy and fun East Village Cultural and Entertainment District.


Filmmakers worldwide are invited to send their features, shorts, documentaries and animated work in to “The Wild Rose” to compete for screening slots and the WRIFF’s many awards and cash prizes in categories including: acting, directing, editing, cinematography/videography, writing and others.  Emerging or student filmmakers are encouraged to enter, as are the more established filmmakers.


The WRIFF also hosts informative filmmaking seminars with industry professionals.  Past Festival Presenters have included Troma Pictures’ Lloyd Kaufman; writer/director/producer of Keep Your Distance, Stu Pollard; Emmy Award-winning actor, GregAlan Williams, of The Sopranos, Remember the Titans, Old School and Be Cool; actor Ben Easter of Holiday in the Sun, Pearl Harbor and I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer and legendary Hollywood icon, mentor and teacher, Lew Hunter, the author of the best selling book, Screenwriting 434.

 

 

Sponsored By:
 

Glazer's

Zay Creative

Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
 
Iowa Motion Picture Association
 
Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance
 
 

Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventures

Big Tomato Pizza

Jimmy John’s

Hotel Fort Des Moines

Hy-Vee Foods

Dream Angel Productions

New Image Fitness Weight Loss

The Robert William Mickle Center

State Historical Building of Iowa

M&M Sales – Minolta

Iles Funeral Home

 

 


2007 Wild Rose Information and Results

2006 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Results!

2006 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Schedule / Admission Prices

2006 Award Nominees

2005 Selections and Results

2004 Award Nominees

2003 Award Results


 


Kimberly Busbee, Festival Director

ARIESWORKS ENTERTAINMENT

The Robert William Mickle Center

1620 Pleasant St., #234

Des Moines, IA  50314

515-707-1533 (cell)    bobbusbee@aol.com