Ryan Gates’ Short Film “Best Hubby Ever” Selected For Tallgrass Film Festival 2013

2013-08-26-12-14-01Last weekend Tallgrass Film Festival released their official schedule and we are pleased to announce “Best Hubby Ever” by our own Ryan W. Gates and Kathryn Van Steenhuyse has been selected as one of 10 films featured in the “Down To The Wire Showcase” which will host selected shorts from the CreativeRush #DTTW 24 Hour Film Race.  35 teams competed, 28 teams turned in completed films, and the top 10 were presented in a special screening in front of an audience of nearly 800 movie-goers at the Orpheum Theater.  “Best Hubby Ever” was not shown at the #DTTW screening since it was 4 minutes late due to technical issues.  This will be the premiere of the film and we are greatly honored that it was selected from the 35 eligible films.


The films, 6 minutes or less, had to include four required elements which were chosen at random on Friday evening of the race and due 24 hours later:

  1. Prop: Car radio (no logos)
  2. Dialogue: “You can’t stand up in a Cadillac, either.” – Bill Lear
  3. Action: Slap in the face
  4. Theme: Identity Theft
  5. Optional Bonus Location: B-52 cockpit simulator

Ryan and Kate’s project was a family-made film written, storyboarded, shot, and edited entirely by Ryan while starring both Ryan & Kate as well as their 2-year-old son (Max) and 6-month-old baby (Dodge).  Details on the premiere screening at Tallgrass Film Festival are:


11:30 AM


Runtime: 90 minutes

Tickets $10

Down To The Wire Showcase Films:

  • Vlad & Coco, d. Wade Hampton
  • Special Delivery, d. Joel Isaacs
  • No Time For Polar Bears, d. Kevin Wildt
  • Punched, d. Ian Blume
  • Walker, d. Rodrick Pocowatchit
  • Frames, d. Rik Dubiel
  • <PHISH/<, d. Harrison Steele
  • The System, d. Kenton Hansen
  • Best Hubby Ever, d. Ryan Gates
  • Nick Gets Replaced, d. Jake Fisher

The showcase screenings will be followed by a conversation on the CreativeRush Orange Couch with filmmakers, moderated by Torin Anderson.

What makes “Best Hubby Ever” stand out (in our opinion) is that it was made entirely by a family, it is driven by visuals, and it is an abstraction.  See what happens when an experienced filmmaker, accomplished abstract painter, a two-year-old, and a 6-month-old baby make a short film together from start to finish in 24 hours (and 4 minutes).  We hope to see you at the screening!


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