Congratulations to Kevin Craig West, Nippertown actor-writer-director-producer-cinematographer and all-around renaissance guy, whose short film, Distractions, was aired nationally yesterday on BET’s “Lens on Talent: A Filmmakers Challenge.” If you missed it, you can see it at 8pm tonight on the BET-J network.
Distractions, which West wrote, produced and stars in, is a short film about the dire consequences of driving while texting. Directed by Michalina Almindo, the film has been making the rounds of the festival circuit and is generating positive buzz (and awards). Way to go, Kevin!
The inaugural Ballston Spa Film Festival was held last summer, screening 28 films over the course of two evenings.
This year the fest is back, and it is indeed growing.
The second annual Ballston Spa Film Festival has expanded to 49 films over the course of three nights and will be held Thursday-Saturday, August 6-8 in Wiswall Park and the Malta Avenue School in Ballston Spa. There is no admission charge to any of the films that are being screened.
So what will you find at the fest?
Ray Liotta and Henry Rollins appear in Max Kuger’s short film, “Boyz Up.” Skidmore College’s Aaron Davis screens his animated short, “The Cheater.” G. Gordon Liddy stars in Silvana Jakick’s comedy, “The Rehearsal.” Director Michalina Almindo and writer-actor Kevin Craig West offer their award-winning short, “Distractions.”
And I have absolutely no idea just what to expect, but just from the title, I’m pretty jazzed about seeing Daniel DeFabio’s “Extreme Yoga Smackdown.”
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