Occurred on Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Guest Speaker(s): Kevin Foster
Original event synopsis
Come and be a part of another exciting event with our outstanding guest—award-winning filmmaker, actor, and stuntman Kevin Foster. He will share his experiences as a filmmaker an accomplished actor/stuntman as well as his ongoing success with his debut screenwriting feature film.
About Half Way the Movie
Synopsis: 18 years of growing up in a house where violence was routine finally became too much for Marshall Dunn, and his rage took over. Now at age 24, after spending his entire adult life in prison, Marshall is granted a three-month test release. To earn his freedom, he must convince Miss Vanderheyden, the administrator of a small half-way house, that he is no longer a danger to society. Trudging along the road to recovery with his new family, a thief, a cutter, an alcoholic, and a “special” bunk-mate, Marshall will make peace with his past...or continue his life behind bars. Half Way is currently running through the film festival circuits and has already won several awards including Los Angeles Reel Film Festival and the Park City Film Music Festival.
About Kevin Foster
Kevin Foster, native of Chicago, middle child and lifelong athlete, is a lover of 80’s rock and college football. Kevin first learned the value of dedication and persistence in high school, as a competitive gymnast. After winning an state championship in gymnastics, Kevin spent 4 years in Champaign-Urbana earning a degree in psychology at the University of Illinois. It was in 1994, Kevin’s sophomore year at U of I, that he discovered acting and embarked on a career in film. During his post-graduation year in Chicago, his training in acting and gymnastics led him into the world of stunt work. Shortly after, Kevin left Chicago for Orlando, Florida to play Indiana Jones at Disney’s MGM Studios. In January of 1999, he made the Epic move to Los Angeles and began working as and actor and stunt man in television and film. Since then he has appeared in over 50 TV shows and films including CSI, Crossing Jordan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Old School, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and most recently Drag Me To Hell and Ironman.
Kevin is now making his debut as writer/director with HALF WAY. Playing the lead role in a film he was also producing and directing has made Half Way Kevin’s most challenging endeavor to date.