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From August 18-20. 2023, at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium, in Huntington, West Virginia, the APPALACHIAN FILM FESTIVAL will be screening an array of movies that celebrate the region.
Among this year’s selections, you’ll find MANUFACTURED LUCK, a short film written and directed by Kevin Keck, an East Tennessee-based creative, who set out to “blend traditional Appalachian storytelling with film.” In it, we’re introduced to a young girl’s grandad, who has an affinity for contests, church raffles, and all things sweepstakes.
According to Kevin, we follow the exploits of “two introverts from vastly different generations trying to bond.” And they eventually align when her grandfather decides to make it his mission to win the kid the bicycle of her dreams. It’s an inspirational message about love and family.
For addition information, please visit: https://www.foundrytheater.org/appalachian-film-fest
We extend our sincerest thanks to the festival’s sponsors, organizers, programmers and judges, and congratulate our talented team of creatives:

@peteman.7 - Jim, Peter Aylward
Ash, Azra Basile
@ameliabartlett - Lilly, Amelia Bartlett (Best Supporting Actress, Cobb International Film Fest)

@b_evans24 - Producer, Brandon Evans
@tyleroxendine - Producer, Tyler Oxendine
@kevinckeck - Director, Kevin Keck
@_adamchapman - Director of Photography, Adam Chapman
@carrieferrelli - Production Design, Carrie Ferrelli
chelseyspaige - Costume Design, Chelsey Paige
@thatvintagedarling - Editor, Breeana Kovelman
@yeemeister, @truepeaksound - Sound Design, Shaun Yee and True Peak Soundworks
@robertmai107 - Composer, Robert Mai
@drnewport - 1st Ass’t Director, Hampton Newport
There’s nothing manufactured about that!
@manufacturedluck @appalachianfilmfestival @foundrytheatre
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