- Film Guide
Peppered throughout this year’s film festival screenings are some short films made by local filmmakers. One focuses on local artist Reginald Baylor, and was created by Milwaukee filmmaker Matt Mixon. The other follows one woman on her quest to conquer the Riverwest 24, and was created by Milwaukee filmmaker Jack Davidson. Watch it:
They’re part of the DearMKE project, helmed by producer Jack Turner (Me @ The Zoo, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files-- MFF 2012). The DearMKE project was established to gather love letters to the city, from the people living in it. One-minute videos, two-dimensional art, and written letters are submitted, then shared on the DearMKE website. (With a few lucky participants eventually winning some sweet, sweet prizes in a contest sponsored by VISIT Milwaukee and 88.9 Radio Milwaukee.) To get an overview of the project, check out the film Jack made with AboutFace Media introducing the project here.
The films about Baylor and the Riverwest 24 are extensions of this project. Once a month, a different short film made by a Milwaukee filmmaker will be posted on the Dear MKE site. And for this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, we were lucky enough to have two of them to share with you, before select festival screenings.
For more information on how you can contribute to the DearMKE project, or to explore those who already have, visit the official DearMKE website. Filmmakers, show us what you got!