Two of the film directors currently screening films at the St. Louis International Film Festival have closer ties than most to St. Louis. Peter Bolte and Brian Jun both grew up in the St. Louis region. Both are graduates of Webster University, and both shot their films on location in St. Louis and Southern Illinois.
The movie 'Lake Windfall' from Rustic Lantern Films centers on five friends who embark on a camping trip that turns disastrous. Of the five actors, three are deaf. Alexander Laferriere acts as Drew who is a CODA, or "child of deaf adults."
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Actors Christopher B. Corrigan, left, and Jasun Hicks star in the movie 'Lake Windfall' from Rustic Lantern Films. It centers on five friends who embark on a camping trip that turns disastrous.
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The Rustic Lantern team, from L-R: Jason Robert, Tony Nitko, and Roger Vass. Nitko wrote and produced the film.