The Third Annual Shorts-a-Palooza film festival takes place on Tuesday, April 18, at Morrison Tech in Morrison, Illinois. Hosted by the Northwest Illinois Film Office, the celebration highlights a stunning variety of work connected to the upper-left hand corner of the state.
The lineup includes shorts by seasoned professionals who also contribute to the likes of Amazon Prime, AppleTV, the Lifetime Network and NBCUniversal. Among the selections are:
A Cloudy Moon, a “quirky little film” by TJ, Aaron and Shelby Hill that has been selected to screen at this year’s Cannes Short Film Corner;
An Infantryman from Hero Street, a historical docudrama by Quad City-based Fourth Wall Films and the latest installment in a series that has been featured on public television;
Daffodil, a dramatic comedy from Chicago-based Wollerman Productions that will screen at the CineParis Film Festival in June;
Get Away, a time-bending horror produced by Chicago-based Daily Planet;
RIP, a dramatic thriller directed by Patricia Frontain, who is also Script Supervisor on ChicagoPD; and
Wolfdog, a suspenseful drama from Rockford- and Brooklyn-based Dashford Media.
Chucky Chicken, the delightful animated series by Oswego, IL, resident Michael Cook, will also make an appearance.
Besides showcasing area talent, Shorts-a-Palooza is a testament to the scenery of the Illinois region extending west from the Mississippi River and south to Interstate 80. According to Whiteside County Economic Development Director Gary Camarano, who founded Shorts-a-Palooza in 2017, the visuals of Northwest Illinois range from urban landscapes and scenic farmland to rolling hills and covered bridges. Or, as he likes to put it, “everything but a dessert.”
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SELECT TRAILERS | SHORTS-A-PALOOZA
AN INFANTRYMAN FROM HERO STREET FOURTH WALL FILMS
DAFFODIL WOLLERMAN PRODUCTIONS
GET AWAY DAILY PLANET LTD.
RIP PATRICIA FRONTAIN
WOLFDOG DASHFORD MEDIA
FEATHERS AND A DREAM – A CHUCKY CHICKEN SING ALONG MICHAEL COOK
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