Looking for a place to cozy down, have a beer, and see great films?We have all 3 for you Sunday, October 21 as Fisher Brewing and The Davey Foundation team up for a FREE Fall Film Night. Bring your blanket and cozy up (or down). Davey Grantee films: KIMCHI by Jackson Segars, BEEMUS by Lauren Wolkstein, and BABS by Celine Held and Logan George.Also screening ISIP, a short film written by David Fetzer, directed by Kenny Riches, and starring Pat Fugit and Scott Fetzer.And we’re excited to invite SUWA to join us with their short documentary WILD UTAH: AMERICA’s RED ROCK WILDERNESS.
We’re excited to announce that Lauren Wolkstein‘s BEEMUS: IT’LL END IN TEARS, and Ben Kegan‘s THE FIRST MEN are screening at SXSW this March in Austin, Texas! Lauren’s short, for which she received a Davey Foundation grant in 2015, is about a high school gym teacher who runs drills from inside a volcano, and is part of a feature film project COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS that brings five of independent film’s most adventurous filmmakers together to literally adapt each other’s dreams for the screen. Ben’s film, for which he received a Davey Foundation grant in 2014, is about an overextended teacher who bumps into a troubled student while at the mall with her mom, and is based on a Pushcart Prize winning short story by Stacey Richter.
We are excited to announce the five finalists for the Davey Grant in partnership with Plan-B Theatre! They are Austin Archer, Megan Crivello, Elise Hanson, Michael Johnson, and Morag Shepherd. The winner will be announced the first week of December and the winning play with receive its world premiere as part of Plan-B’s 2016/17 season. CONGRATULATIONS ALL!
Davey Board member Kenny Riches is out of the country bringing his film “The Strongest Man” to festivals in Germany and Poland, and board member Dustin Guy Defa is at the New York Film Festival premiering his short films “Review” and “God is an Artist.” Congratulations to both!
The first ever Davey Foundation Theatre Grant in partnership with Plan-B Theatre went to MAMA by Carleton Bluford, which was just named Best Original Play by Salt Lake City Weekly! Congratulations to Carleton, Plan-B Theatre for its production of MAMA, which was also named Best Local Theatre Production, and to the Davey grant readers, John Kuehne, Debra Threedy, Jen Nii, and Jerry Rapier, for their perspicuity!