Podtalk: Director Kerri Lyn Walsh at Midwest Film Fest Ad Community Shorts Night, Oct. 21, 2020

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CHICAGO – The Midwest Film Festival continues their 2020 Fall Drive-In Programs on October 21st, 2020, with the presentation of “Ad Community Shorts Night.” Doors open at 5:30pm at the Chi-Town Movies Drive-In near the Pilsen neighborhood … click here for ticket purchasing information.

The ten film line-up is created by the advertising community in Chicago, and are gathered yearly at the Midwest Film Festival for exhibition. Included is a music video, “They Don’t Know About Us” by Secret Bad Boy (Ben Joseph and friends), which is directed by Kerri Lyn Walsh. Ms. Walsh is a photographer and in art department production (“Knives and Skin”) and continues to expand in many elements of film creation. The music video is a mash-up of Tracey Ullman’s pop song “They Don’t Know,” House-style funk and the relationship between a man (Ben Joseph) and a sloth (portrayed by Steve the Sloth).

Ad Community Shorts Night
Photo credit: MidwestFilm.com

The Drive-In concept revived the Festival after it had to take a hiatus due to the pandemic. The partnership with Chi-Town Movies Drive-In and The Gene Siskel Film Center includes one more event they fall … MUSIC VIDEO/MUSIC IN FILM on November 16th. Tickets for that event can also be purchased here.

The Midwest Film Festival (formerly the Midwest Independent Film Festival) has been a staple in Chicago’s film community for 15 years. At the beginning of 2020, it reinvented itself with new Executive Director Erica Duffy (click here for an interview), the new name and a new outlook.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, director Kerri Lyn Walsh talks about the production of “They Don’t Know About Us” and coming up with concepts around a man and a sloth.

The Midwest Film Festival Presents the Drive-In Screening of Ad Community Shorts Night on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, starting at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm). The Drive-In is located at 2343 S. Throop, Chicago. For more information on The Midwest Film Festival, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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