November 19, 2008
Time to walk like an Egyptian as FINDING KRAFTLAND heads to Cairo for the 2009 International FIlm Festival Egypt. The treasures of Kraftland will challenge the treasures of Tutankhamun at El Sawy Cultre Centre, Zamalek, Cairo which lies right on the Nile. The festival is in April 5-10 2009 with details about the screening to be announced in February. For further information: www.internationalfilmfestivalegypt.netfirms.com
November 3, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND is now an Official Entry at the 2008 Dallas Video Festival. It screens at 2pm on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the Angelika Film Center. For more details: www.videofest.org/videofest/index.html
A sneak peek of the film was offered at Pegasus News where writer Jon P. Meyer says:
Finding Kraftland chronicles the exploits of Richard and Nicky Kraft, a father and son who are more like - um - father and son, only reversed. Kraft the elder (in chronological age) admits to ditching his wife (Nicky's mother) in favor of a prized kitsh collectible board game, which pretty much sets the tone of this preposterous - yet infectious - exercise in unbounded self-indulgence.
When Richard Kraft decides he wants to collect bobbleheads, he fills a whole room with 'em. When he develops a taste for Big Boy hamburgers, he not only buys the hamburgers, he buys Big Boy, and plops him down in the middle of the living room. That defunct keelboat ride at Disneyland? It now resides (the boat part of it, anyway) in a warehouse where Richard pays $700/month to keep it handy - in case he decides to go through with that plan of putting a lagoon in his back yard. (Which - amazingly - he hasn't done yet.)
The proceedings are hosted by pert and perky Stacey J. Aswad, who tours us through the jaw-dropping Kraftland pop-culture holdings. The show comes complete with interviews with some of the folks that know the Kraft boys well, including Graeme Revell and Danny Elfman. Sure, Richard is one self-indulgent SOB, but he also reveals a surprising philanthropic side - though we're never quite sure where he comes by all his seemingly endless purchasing power. (That Hollywood music agent gig must really rake in the bucks, is all I'm sayin'.)
October 21, 2008
Sometimes KRAFTLAND finds its way into winning at a festival we didn't even know we were part of. FINDING KRAFTLAND won Best Documentary at the 8th Annual B-Movie Filmfest in Syracuse, NY which ran from Oct 10-12, 2008.
October 13, 2008
It's no secret, FINDING KRAFTLAND won 1st Place for Best Documentary at the 2008 Secret City Film Festival held October 9-12 in Oak Ridge Tenn.
October 8, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND won Best of Fest at the 5th Annual Black Earth Film Festival in historic Galesburg, Illinois where it was the closing night film.
September 18, 2008
It's an honor to be mentions as FINDING KRAFTLAND wins Honorable Mention at the 56th Columbus International Film Festival.
September 10, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND received a wonderful review by A.C. Abbott at Art and Seek in connection with the Dallas Video Festival.
September 6, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND has been chosen as the Closing Night film at the 4th Annual Black Earth Film Festival in Galesburg, Illinois on Sat, Sep 20 2008, 7:00 pm at the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, Lawn.
On their website they kindly state: "Closing the Fest, we present the hard-to-categorize Finding Kraftland. This is probably the most unique and amusing film about fathers and sons, about brothers and about the meaning of family that you will ever see. Don't miss it!"
August 26, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND felt great at the Feel Good Film Festival when it won 2nd Place for Best Feature. The festival, held at the historic Egyptian Theater was a blast.
August 23, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND got into the Venice Film Festival... well, actually The Other Venice Film Festival in Venice, California. The festival runs from October 9-12. For more details: www.othervenicefilmfestival.com
August 18, 2008
FINDINGING KRAFTLAND was nominated for a number of awards at the INDIE FEST USA which was held at Downtown Disney. The nominations were for Best Documentary, Best Comedy, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. KRAFTLAND lost in every category.
August 16, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND will be screening at the 8th Kansas International Film Festival on Tuesday, September 23 at 5:00pm at the Glenwood Arts, 95th and Metcalf ave, Overland Park, KS 66212. For further information: www.kansasfilm.com
August 15, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND finds Tennessee as an Official Selection at the 5th Annual Secret City Film Festival which runs from October 9-12, 2008, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. For more information: www.secretcityfilmfestival.com