Warrensburg filmmakers Josh Tomlinson and Daniel Mollenkamp won the award for Best Short Film for Mature Audiences at the Bare Bones International Film Festival for their film “The Incredible Waldo Poole.” The awards for the 14th annual festival were presented at a red carpet gala on April 14 in Muskogee, Okla.
The Bare Bones Film Festival has been called one of the “top 20 film festivals for new and emerging filmmakers” by MovieMaker magazine.
“The Incredible Waldo Poole” was produced and shot entirely in Warrensburg by Tomlinson and Mollenkamp, through their respective production companies, JST Multimedia and Smashing Frames.
The film was written and directed by Tomlinson, a graduate of the University of Central Missouri’s Broadcasting and Film program, and was edited by Mollenkamp. It stars alumni of the UCM Department of Theatre and Dance Adam Henry, Jamie Veltre, Bobby Covington, Mike Wilson, Rebecca Casselman and Mike de Laurier, and UCM Department of Theatre and Dance faculty member Julie Rae Mollenkamp.
The film tells the fictional story of obsessive DVD collector Waldo Poole, who finds a potentially cancerous lump and is forced to reconsider his values.
Smashing Frames, co-owned by Julie and Daniel Mollenkamp, is also known for its live theatre productions at the KC Fringe Festival and Off-Off Broadway in New York City.
This was the first film festival for both Tomlinson and Mollenkamp.
For more information, visit waldopoole.com or call 660-238-4912. For more information on the Bare Bones Film Festival, visit barebonesfilmfestivals.org.