I had the chance to got to the Wildwood Film Festival on Saturday this week and let me tell you, it was the most amazing inspirational things that has ever happened to me.
The Wildwood Film Festival has been going on for 12 years and has showcased over 400 films with some sort of connection to Wisconsin. This years festival showcased 38 films from many different genres, varying in lengths and subject matter. Below is one of the films showcased in the festival.
The films were broken up into four viewing sessions and after each session, the audience was asked to choose their two favorites. For those of us who stayed for the whole day, we were tasked with choosing our “Best of the Fest”. For me, it came down to 4 films, which I will go into greater detail about.
The first film that made my short list was a film entitled GEARS. Here’s the synopsis:
A father and daughter live in a typical suburban home. After the daughter is in a near fatal accident, the over-protective father investigates the origin of an unknown gear discovered after the incident.
GEARS is a sci-fi film. There was enough mystery and intrigue to keep you wanting to find out what was going to happen next.
Next was the film entitled Yellow Hill: The Stranger’s Tale.
The Stranger comes to a small western town searching for her father, but finding the truth will change her forever.
This film is a western and is used for fundraising for the larger film, which I thought was a really interesting idea.While it was a little bit hard to get into at first, ti was really good by the end. I really wanted to know more by the end of it.
I had a really hard time picking my “Best of the Fest” because I thought these final two films were really good and were both deserving of the title.
This next film was my extremely close second entitled The Miracles of Honey Bee Hill.
A young female pines for true love, but when she finds her “special someone”, she also finds a heap of trouble.
It was a dramedy, although I think that the comedy was accidental. It was an amazing film with an amazing message.
So my pick for “Best of the Fest” was actually one of the last films that I saw. It was a film entitled The Wheel.
This whimsical, visually imaginative tale concerns a dutiful young man fated to maintain a wheel that balances the entire world and his rebellious sister who its determined to mischievously tempt that fate.
It’s a sci-fi, steampunky film. I really liked the costuming, set design and overall movie. It was really a tale about forgiveness without spoiling too much of the plot. I would have liked to embed the video here, but alas, I cannot, so here’s a link to the film. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I also met some film makers that gave me the swift kick in the butt that I need to actually film something of my own, which I will let you all know about when the time is right.
If you want more about the festival, you can check out their web site here.