Special Announcement: White Light City Film Festival

White Lights City Film Festival Kicks Off with National Recording Artist Jack Dempsey

For three days in October, Fremont will transform into a haven for both filmmakers and film enthusiasts with the 3rd Annual White Lights City Film Festival, which honors local talent while drawing filmmakers who have made an impact on the national stage. This year’s event is of particular interest to Los Angeles-based recording artist Jack Dempsey, due to his personal relationship with one of the weekend’s honorees, Cale Ferrin.

Ferrin, a talented young actor from Omaha, has appeared in commercials, on Nickelodeon and in feature films. His inspirational journey in his fight against Fanconi Anemia, a rare bone marrow disease, has sparked a friendship with Dempsey, an accomplished journalist and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and documentary director. Dempsey will perform his song “He Makes Me Happy,” from the video in which Ferrin stars, at the Cale Ferrin Honorary Award Dinner in Fremont on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Fremont Golf Club.

Film Festival organizer and CEO of Digg Site Productions Stacy Heatherly is delighted with the addition of Dempsey to this weekend’s line-up.

“Not only am I thrilled to once again welcome the film community to the city of Fremont,” said Heatherly. “I’m also honored that Jack is willing to donate his talents to support our organization. There is a desire in Fremont, and throughout Nebraska, to support our local artists and film professionals. And the incredible talents that will be on display this year stand as proof that this support for film production is extraordinarily well-placed.”

To purchase tickets to Friday night’s Cale Ferrin Honorary Award dinner featuring Jack Dempsey, visit http://thediggsite.org/events/white-light-city-film-festival/wlcff-tickets/.

Individual event passes and packages can be purchased by visiting that link as well. For a full itinerary of the weekend’s events and other details, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/952055441567996/.

 

THE WHITE LIGHT CITY FILM FESTIVAL DETAILS

DATE:                                      October 7th, 8th & 9th 2016

DINNER LOCATION:                Fremont Golf Course 2710 N Somers Ave, Fremont, NE

FILM FESTIVAL LOCATION:     Main Street 7 Theatres 866 E 23rd Street, Fremont NE

TAILGATE LOCATION:             302 S Woodland Court, Fremont NE 68025

 

DETAILS:         

FRIDAY EVENING Kickoff Event – FREMONT GOLF CLUB

5:30PM 

Private VIP Annual & WLCFF Sponsor/Donor Meet and Greet on the patio.

6:00PM 

Cocktails/cash bar

Kona Ice truck will be available for the kids in the parking lot.

7:00PM 

Dinner – Adult & Kid friendly menu, cash bar and a kid friendly dessert buffet.

7:30PM

Program begins

 

SATURDAY DAY & EVENING FILM SCREENINGS – MAIN STREET 7 THEATRES

11AM – 1PM

Food Trucks open for lunch service Fremont Mall parking lot

12PM – 6PM (Continue the films that are not PG13 after 6PM)

Film Screenings

6:00PM 

Private VIP WLCFF only Sponsor/Donor Tailgate Event – HEATHERLY HOME

Dodge County Humane Society & Beagle & Bassett Rescue animal of the month

Film Makers winners, Screenwriting Contest winners, Board Members, Coordinators & Volunteers

6:30PM

Beer & Wine Bar, Chili Feed & Contest, ESPN 30 FOR 30 (DVR it?)

 

SUNDAY DAY STUDENT FILM SCREENINGS – MAIN STREET 7 THEATRES

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Party Pals Balloon Twisting in the Fremont Mall

1:15PM – 4PM 

Student short films & Awards

 

FILM SCHEDULE

12:00 pm – audience entry and seating.

12:20 pm – 12:50 pm – Introduction to our judges and greeting ceremony.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – ONCE IN A LEW MOON Director/Producer – Lonnie Senstock.

Celebrating the life of Lew Hunter!  Finally a film that isn’t about showing struggles.  Starring Patty Duke, Richard Masur, Lew Hunter, & some of the most famous writers & directors ever to come out of Hollywood.

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

2:50 pm – 3:01 pm – HEARTLESS – EPISODE 2, THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY

Director  – Dorothy Booream

Director Of Photography – Chad Haufschild.

Produced by Unfiltered Entertainment, Inc. & No seatbelts Productions.

In the world of Magic, The heart is the source of all power. Alex Crowleys heart has been stolen by those he trusted most. And he wants it back!

3:05 pm – 3:20 pm – FLYING KITES

Directed by Carter Knopik.

A beautiful story of friendship, Love, Hardship, and the understanding of growing up in a societal condition. 

3:25 pm – 3:30 pm  – Filmmaker Q&A.

3:30 pm – 3:38 pm – MR> JONES

Directed by Matt Townley.

Mr. Jones has taught instrumental music to almost 3 generations of students in the community of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. In that long tenure his abrasive, strict and perfectionist personality has either alienated or immortalized him in the eyes of his students, parents and other members of the Fort Calhoun community.

3:48pm – 3:52pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

3:53 pm – 4:10 pm  – THE REGULARS

Written and directed by Justin Senkbile.

One drunk, some listless high schoolers and a lot of boredom populate a slow shift for two waitresses at an all-night restaurant. A unnerving tension that follows you in the eeriest of ways. 

4:10pm – 4:15pm  – Filmmaker Q&A.

4:15 pm – 4:22 pm – AZP – CHARGE

Directed by Ishma Valenti and Zach Watkins.

Reflections on national issues of bullying and gun violence. Inspiring video and music collide beautifully into a compelling film.

4:22 pm – 4:27 pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

4:27 pm – 5:12 pm – CLOSURE

Directed by Stacy Heatherly.

Never give up hope! A Beautiful documentary of a community at ends.

5:12 pm – 5:17 pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

5:18 pm – 5:32 pm – REVERSAL

Directed by Cullen Wright. Produced by Lucis Sheridan.

A man pushed to the edge looks for a way out. But it might be too late. Can you’re mind handle a movie shot completely in reverse.

5:32 pm – 5:35 pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

5:35 pm – 5:46 pm – THE NIGHT SHE CAME BACK

Directed by Mat Kister.

The prologue for the film The Eyes of Isabelle. In 1955, a young girl goes on a rampage, attempting to kill her family once and for all.

5:46 pm – 5:51 pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

5:51 pm – 5:57 pm – BE GOOD BE CAREFUL

Directed by Ishma Valenti, Nick Goodwin.

A music video that takes the great depression era and gangsta lifestyle to a new level and spin.

5:58 pm 6:03 pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

6:03 pm – 6:18 pm – CLASSIFIED 

Directed by Kevin Mcmahon.

When the most elite fighting force meets the supernatural, There can only be one outcome.

6:18 pm – 6:25 pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

6:25 pm – 6:43 pm – SHORTLY AFTER NIGHTFALL

Directed by Mat Kister.

In this homage to classic film noir, a scared motel manager hires a hitman to get rid of one of his guests. But this beautiful guest isn’t quite what she seems….

6:43 pm – 6:48 pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

6:48 pm – 7:55 pm – THE HOLY MAN

Produced by Randy Goodwin.

A Burned out boxer clings to one last fight for hope. But god has a different path for him altogether.

 7:55 pm – 8 pm – Filmmaker Q&A.

AWARD CERMONY

SUNDAY DAY STUDENT FILM SCREENINGS – MAIN STREET 7 THEATRES

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Balloon Brigade in the Fremont Mall

1:15PM – 4PM

PUBLIC SERVICE FILM:  TANEYCOMO PLUS Student short films & Awards

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