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Puppet Stew Wins Columbine Award at Moondance Film Festival
Media Contact: Julie DiBiase
E-mail: jules@puppetstew.com

(Boulder, CO) Puppet Stew Productions, a new Colorado-based film production company, proudly announces the receipt of the Columbine Award for Short Screenwriting at the Moondance International Film Festival for their recent production, "The Bloods and the Crips."

The Columbine Award is given to a screenplay that reflects non-violent conflict resolution, alternatives to violence, or shows why violent resolution to conflict is counter-productive.

"The Bloods and The Crips", is a short, allegorical narrative about the hypocricy and subterranean rage that is often glossed over when examining white middle-American culture. The story follows two families, the Youngbloods and the Cripplehornes whose surface differences erode to reveal similar underbellies.

The script was produced in March through May of this year by a professional cast of local Colorado actors who volunteered to do the picture. The film was accomplished with many resources from the Community College of Denver and therefore has a strictly non-profit mission. Intended distribution is small film festivals.

Puppet Stew was created in Boulder in 2002. The company’s mission is threefold: 1) to increase the volume of films produced locally, 2) to create work for high-quality local film talent who might otherwise have to move to one of the Coasts, and 3) to supply opportunities for local colleges and community members to work on professional-quality digital video productions. The company hopes to provide internship opportunities for Colorado film students in Boulder and Denver. Puppet Stew Productions is unique in the Denver metro area in that it is focusing on independent film making from start to finish, from “idea” to “distribution”. The company’s goal is to produce festival-quality work that will provide national exposure for Colorado artists. For more information, please go to www.puppetstew.com or contact Julie DiBiase at jules@puppetstew.com.

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