Opening night showcases Wyoming films

Wyoming Triumph

Wyoming Triumph headlines the Wyoming Showcase. Click on the image to get your tickets.

The Wyoming Film Office and Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine are presenting the Wyoming Showcase. The Cheyenne International Film Festival opens with four films produced by Wyoming people and set in Wyoming.

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The Peat Bog Mysteries open the evening with their unique blend of bluegrass – celtic – country music and appetizers by Nana’s House of Goodies.

Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine is presenting “Wyoming Triumph” produced by KGB Productions in Jackson, Wyoming. Here’s the evening’s program:

The Bear Switch Project (2011 TRT: 7:00)
Directed by Luana Krause and Susan Vincenzes (Cheyenne, Wyoming)
This short won the Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 hour filmmaking festival in September 2011.

Wyoming Short Film Contest Winner – “The Summer of ’81″ (2012 TRT: 15min)
Sponsored by the Wyoming Film Office
Preston Randolph, the filmmaker behind “The Summer of ’81.” The short tells the unique story of Wyoming man, Bob Taylor and the spirit and struggles of his life’s journey. From teaching in the city, to being a Cowboy in Wyoming, to raising his family without electricity in the cabin he built by hand, and of course baseball. Randolph will now have the opportunity to produce another film in Wyoming with his $25,000 winnings.

We would also like to congratulate Mark Pedri, the winner of this year’s $5,000 Filmmaker’s Choice Award. This award gave you — our contest entrants — the opportunity to recognize a fellow filmmaker, and Pedri came away with your approval. His short “Western Wandering” follows the filmmaker on a 700-mile mountain bike ride around Wyoming to discover what truly defines the state he was born and raised in.

Wyoming Student Film Festival – Best Film to Be Announced (2012 TRT: 10min)
The Wyoming Student Film Festival held in Casper “Best Film” will be screened as a part of the CIFF Wyoming Showcase.

Wyoming Triumph (2011 TRT: 52min)
Sponsored by Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine
KGB Productions, Directors: Chris Kitchen and Sam Pope
Take a journey deep into the mountains of Wyoming with a group of unique characters, as they explore the state with the most rugged and remote terrain in the lower-48; a place where the ideals of individualism and freedom that founded the West are alive and well.

From the cattle ranch to the backcountry, the crew will push their mental and physical limits to overcome injuries, wild weather and unforeseen circumstances, in the un-skied terrain of remote Wyoming.

With an entirely original score, it will be a movie of exploration, set mostly in towns where more people own an elk rifle than a pair of skis.

Veteran skiers Rob LaPier and Trevor Hiatt are joined in their adventures by the most talented youth freeriders in the region: Tucker Mead, Matt Lucskow, Max Hammer, North Parker and Aidan Sheahan.

A story of grassroots exploration, of pushing the limits in the most remote and unforgiving terrain, of youth versus experience, Wyoming Triumph will captivate and inspire. You will laugh, you will feel the passion, and you may well cry.