SPOILED is a Kids First Favorite!
F&V adjunct faculty member Carter Martin's latest short film Spoiled, that he wrote and directed,
has been named 2012 Best Independent Short in the Ages 8-12, 12 minutes
and under category by the 2012 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. This collaborative effort included F&V adjunct faculty member Julie Mynatt as producer and staff members Diego Trejo Jr. and John Cavallino working on post production.
Spoiled is the story of Teddy, a self-centered and bratty
eight-year-old. With failing grades and a bad attitude, Teddy's mother
takes his prize possession—his video game. Stealing it back brings the
wrath of Mom and she forces Teddy to donate his game to a US soldier in
Afghanistan. The soldier and Teddy begin a correspondence that
ultimately brings Mom and Teddy to a new understanding.
FIRST! Best Awards honor films, in 30+ different categories, that
exhibit excellence in filmmaking for children and offer pro-social
benefits beyond simply entertainment. KIDS FIRST! Best Awards and KIDS
FIRST! Film Festival are projects of the Coalition for Quality
Children's Media, a nonprofit organization supporting quality children's
media since 1991.
Spoiled and the other award winners can be
viewed for a brief period of time on the KIDS FIRST! festival website here.
Spoiled also recently screened at the Indie Incubator Film Festival here in Chicago on May 22.
For more information, please contact producer Julie Mynatt.