KU Grad Shows Movie in KC Film Festival

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.-- There are a few new movies to see in Kansas City. The KC Film Fest opened on Wednesday afternoon, but don't worry, there are plenty of movies to see over the next four days.

One of the movies featured is called Nailbilter. The movie is getting good reviews. It was produced and directed by Patrick Rea. He is a 2002 graduate of the KU film school. The movie is about a mother and daughter seeking shelter from a tornado. It turns into a suspense and monster movie.

Rea is very excited that his move is in the film festival. Partly because he'll get to see it on a big screen and also because the movie was shot locally and many people want to see the finished product.

"A lot of people worked hard on this film in the area and we got a lot of support from Leawood from Lawrence," Rea said. "It's really great to give them the opportunity to see movie in AMC theater where sound is really good and picture is really good."

Rea said the writing process began in 2007. They shot most of the movie in 2009. Then, the money ran out. Finally, he got some more money and finished shooting in 2010 and edited it in 2011.

He's hoping everyone gets a chance to see the movies in fall of 2012. There's a DVD or video on demand deal in the works.

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