The Cocktail Party, a short film based on a story by D. Harlan Wilson, has won first place at the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee in the student film category! Over 500 films were submitted in this category. Here is the Jubilee’s write-up of the film:
“A brooding man in a black hat flies into a room where the partygoers are oversized hors d’oeuvres munching on tiny people. It’s a surreal masterpiece culminating in a non sequitur-heavy conversation between our leading man and a stoic barkeep. Amusing and marvelously weird. Dali and Magritte would have loved it.”
Filmmaker Brandon Duncan raked in $1,000 and a big fat trophy for this honor. Kudos to this young auteur’s ever-burgeoning genius!