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"Yeah, Kowalski!" shortlisted for Iris Prize
The Iris Prize is the world’s largest short film prize- the winner is given 25,000 pounds to make a movie in the UK. We were lucky enough to get in last year for our film “33 Teeth” and there’s a possibility that we’ll make it out to Cardiff for the fest.
http://www.irisprize.org/short-list/year-2012/i/480/desc/yeah-kowalski/

"Yeah, Kowalski!" shortlisted for Iris Prize

The Iris Prize is the world’s largest short film prize- the winner is given 25,000 pounds to make a movie in the UK. We were lucky enough to get in last year for our film “33 Teeth” and there’s a possibility that we’ll make it out to Cardiff for the fest.

http://www.irisprize.org/short-list/year-2012/i/480/desc/yeah-kowalski/

"Yeah, Kowalski!" was one of my favorite projects that I’ve worked on thus far. The professionalism on set was complimented by a sense of family between all cast and crew. I believe that this was necessary when making a film about the sensitive, underproduced subject matter: teen, gay relationships. In rehearsals, Evan discussed why he had written "Yeah, Kowalski!" I had thought Evan had created this project to exemplify LGBTQ relationships and how they are no different from any other. Evan, however, revealed something along the lines of "I want to make a movie that gays and queer teens can look up to. As a kid, I never had any opportunities to see movies that, as a questioning teen, I could relate to." I couldn’t agree more because thinking realistically, the only movie that discussed homosexuality that comes to mind is "Brokeback Mountain." That is not what I want to look up to, I don’t think anyone wants to live like that. I have gone through the same things Shane does in "Yeah, Kowalski!" and obsess over the reality in Shane and Gabe’s budding relationship. I can’t thank Evan enough for writing and directing such a high caliber film and the rest of the team for the unforgettable experience.
- Conor Donnelly, “Shane”

"Yeah, Kowalski!" was one of my favorite projects that I’ve worked on thus far. The professionalism on set was complimented by a sense of family between all cast and crew. I believe that this was necessary when making a film about the sensitive, underproduced subject matter: teen, gay relationships. In rehearsals, Evan discussed why he had written "Yeah, Kowalski!" I had thought Evan had created this project to exemplify LGBTQ relationships and how they are no different from any other. Evan, however, revealed something along the lines of "I want to make a movie that gays and queer teens can look up to. As a kid, I never had any opportunities to see movies that, as a questioning teen, I could relate to." I couldn’t agree more because thinking realistically, the only movie that discussed homosexuality that comes to mind is "Brokeback Mountain." That is not what I want to look up to, I don’t think anyone wants to live like that. I have gone through the same things Shane does in "Yeah, Kowalski!" and obsess over the reality in Shane and Gabe’s budding relationship. I can’t thank Evan enough for writing and directing such a high caliber film and the rest of the team for the unforgettable experience.

- Conor Donnelly, “Shane”

“Yeah, Kowalski!” was fabulous!  I loved every minute of our rehearsals, shooting, meeting so many new people and reconnecting with some old friends.  It was super fun playing Penny because I love getting to be the villain!  The shooting was awesome — floating on freezing water and eating hair.  Evan, Britta, Kelsey, and everyone involved were so kind and talented and I learned so much.  I can’t wait to see the final product! 
-Annamarie Kasper, “Penny Foster”

“Yeah, Kowalski!” was fabulous!  I loved every minute of our rehearsals, shooting, meeting so many new people and reconnecting with some old friends.  It was super fun playing Penny because I love getting to be the villain!  The shooting was awesome — floating on freezing water and eating hair.  Evan, Britta, Kelsey, and everyone involved were so kind and talented and I learned so much.  I can’t wait to see the final product! 

-Annamarie Kasper, “Penny Foster”

This experience has been amazing. Being Veronica has been great- we actually have a lot in common. We’re both chill and don’t care about making a fool out of our self. It’s been really great putting life into all the characters and working with such talented cast and crew. Evan Roberts was so creative and precise- he knew how he wanted it to be and he just made the experience so much better. I would totally work with everyone again in the future!
-Kaitlyn Knippers

This experience has been amazing. Being Veronica has been great- we actually have a lot in common. We’re both chill and don’t care about making a fool out of our self. It’s been really great putting life into all the characters and working with such talented cast and crew. Evan Roberts was so creative and precise- he knew how he wanted it to be and he just made the experience so much better. I would totally work with everyone again in the future!

-Kaitlyn Knippers

Really great day on set today. A small space to shoot in, but we had efficient and jovial crew.

Cameron continues to surprise me with his improved dialog. Chris brought a confident and relaxed vibe to Phil. The two of them created a unique father-son duo that I wish could we had time to explore more in the story.

Exterior shots tomorrow and the giant pool party this weekend…

Thanks to Magnolia Cafe for our tasty lunch!

"This is the day you’ve been waiting for, kids. You get to ask me all about SEX." -Ms. Fitz

"This is the day you’ve been waiting for, kids. You get to ask me all about SEX." -Ms. Fitz

"Yeah, Kowalski!" began principle shooting this past weekend at Fulmore Middle School in Austin, TX. Our cast came from all over Texas- Dallas, Houston, College Station. We’re super excited to work with such talented folks!

"Yeah, Kowalski!" began principle shooting this past weekend at Fulmore Middle School in Austin, TX. Our cast came from all over Texas- Dallas, Houston, College Station. We’re super excited to work with such talented folks!