The 2022 BisonBison Film Festival: A Student Competition (BBFF) is proud to announce the two workshop presenters: Nathan Oesterle and Chad Sanborn. BBFF will be held in Arkansas City, KS at the Historic Burford Theatre, 118 S. Summit. The dates are Friday through Sunday, April 1-3, 2022. The Festival is open to filmmakers enrolled in accredited colleges, universities and technical schools in the Mid-America Arts Region: Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. The mission of the BisonBison Film Festival is to recognize, promote and showcase the work of emerging filmmakers. All the workshops at BBFF are free and open to the public and held will be held on Sat. April 2, time to be announced later.
Nathan Oesterle recently moved to the area from NYC where he worked professionally as a fight director and actor from 2011-2021. Starting with stage combat in 2005, he trained extensively with Art Of Combat with their Michigan and New York Branches until 2016. He then went on to study with Neutral Chaos from The Society of American Fight Directors. In 2016, along with Patrick Harman, he created a combat company called Stone & Steel Combat with the goal to create compelling violence that keeps actors and crew safe at all times. He has designed violence for numerous films, musicals, plays, operas, and live shows. In addition to working on projects, he has taught classes for combatants, assisted film makers in understanding how to shoot fights, and trained individuals for fights in film roles. His workshop is:
FILMING THE VIOLENCE - Create the action you want, while staying safe.
This workshop is designed for filmmakers wanting to learn how to effectively film violence. We will be covering how to cover your angles so that both your crew and actors stay out of the ER. Special attention will be paid to close-up physical combat.
Chad Sanborn is a crime novelist, screenwriter, story consultant and writing coach. He's worked with countless authors to help them pen their memoirs, novels, short stories, leadership guides, self-improvement books, cultural commentaries, and more. He is a graduate of Arkansas City High School (class of '85) and earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University. His personal projects have won multiple crime fiction, journalism, business writing and interactive storytelling awards. Also a professional cheesemonger, Chad lives with his wife, Jennifer, in Kansas City. His workshop is:
HOW TO TELL IF YOU HAVE A GOOD IDEA - Before writing a single word of your story (And if not, how to fix it)
Using tools and exercises drawn from a range of storytelling and screenwriting books Chad walks through early story creation steps including: How to develop your story concept; Finding your theme/unifying idea; Tools for fleshing out and testing your story idea; Using your theme/unifying idea to fix your story.
In addition to the above, the jurors will also present an Open Panel Discussion at BBFF, on Saturday, April 2. All college level or technical school students with a current valid ID can receive one (1) Free All Access Pass to the Festival by calling the Burford Theatre at (620) 442-5896.
The BisonBison Film Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to nurturing the film artists of the future and was started in 2013 with the first Festival in 2014. For more information, visit BisonBisonFilmFestival.org or BisonBison Film Festival on Facebook.