Commentary by Amy Pauszek
“Where’s Amy?” … I was cheering on local high school filmmakers Daniel Isaacs and Kamren Morris at the 10th annual Phantoscope Festival of Short Films held at the IMAX Indiana State Museum. Both filmmakers did an amazing job and it was fun to see Isaacs grab three out of the five top awards for the big win. The Richmond Art Museum started the festival to encourage young filmmakers to pursue their dreams in the film industry. The festival showed 11 top shorts featuring young filmmakers from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. Angelo Pizzo (Hoosiers, Rudy and My All American) was the featured guest speaker and spoke to the audience about his life as a writer, director and producer. Local writer Andy Murphy spoke about her son, Ryan Murphy and his success in Hollywood. After seeing the talents of both Isaacs and Morris, I think it’s safe to say Spielberg better watch out because there’s some new filmmakers in town that mean business.