Friday, October 20th from 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm at The Chocolate Bar

Nebraska Independent Film Projects October meeting (held as the opener to PLFF’17) will include a meet and greet with tons of Nebraska filmmakers. Find out about upcoming projects and network!

Below are the casting notices and times for all auditions!

2017 Guests!

Dorothy Booraem, Co-writer and Director of CORRUPTOR












Dorothy Booraem – micro-budget director, producer and writer; a commercial content creator, a horror movie maker and a teller of fantastical stories. Visit to see some of her short work.




Chad Haufschild, Co-Writer and Cinematographer of CORRUPTOR

chadChad Hauschild – writer, producer, cinematographer, creator. Co-founder of Unfiltered Entertainment, Inc. Find out more about Unfiltered Entertainment at










Tom Knoblauch, Writer/Director of NAOMI JONES

Tom Knoblauch is the writer/director of Naomi Jones. He co-founded Fatherson Productions and has co-directed the feature films Almost a Weekend and Adoptation with Ben Matukewicz and has written two novels. He is currently directing his fourth feature, Green on Green.







Ben Matukewicz, Producer of NAOMI JONES

Ben Matukewicz co-founded Fatherson Productions and serves as President and Creative Director. He has co-directed the feature films Almost a Weekend, Adoptation, and the music video for Bach Mai’s I Had a Home. He served as the producer and unit production manager on Naomi Jones as well as playing a supporting role. Matukewicz is currently producing Green on Green.






Leah Cardenas, Lead Actress of NAOMI JONES

Leah Cardenas is a Colorado native who currently lives in Nebraska and has a degree in Theatrical Acting from Nebraska Wesleyan University. From a young age she knew she either wanted to be a spy or an actress, but the only reason she wanted to be a spy was so she could dress up like other people, so she chose acting! This is her first film project and she will next be seen in Green on Green









Christina Marie Leonard, Creator of LOCH NESS

Christina Marie Leonard is an actress and stand-up comedian originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She moved to Los Angeles in 2012, getting her start in the series “Riley Rewind“, which first gained over a million hits on YouTube and then was streamed on Netflix.  She continues to act in such features as “Non Stop To Comic Con”, “The Tarot”, and “It Snows All The Time”, starring Taryn Manning and Brett Cullen. She has taken improv at UCB, Groundlings, and Second City, and performs stand up at such venues as The Comedy Store and The Hollywood Improv. Currently she hosts the Nebraska Coast Connection Hollywood Salon as well as a weekly podcast about Star Wars, “The Hidden Rebels”.










William Fischer, Director of THE GRAVE WHISPERS

William Fischer is a writer, director, and illustrator from Papillion, Nebraska. He recently completed a Masters in film production and direction at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His shot film “Over the Fairy Hill” recently played at the Omaha Film Festival, and he has had work published in magazines including Moon-Drenched Fables, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Bards and Sages Quarterly.







S M Senden, Writer of THE GRAVE WHISPERS

S M Senden was raised in the Chicago area, studied, worked and traveled in the
US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and holds a Masters degree. Senden has
numerous history books, historical murder mysteries and collections of short
stories in print from various publishers. Senden has written a dozen screenplays
in various genres with some in production and a few completed.







Vincent Smith, Director of PROOF

Vincent Smith was born Hunter Bradley Smith on June 11, 2000 in Lincoln, Nebraska. His dreams of filmmaking date back to when he was 7 years old. He’s been involved in the production of several independent and student films. Inspired by the likes of Steven Spielberg and Orsen Wells. He will be directing the Nebraska indie drama Student of the Year.









See you there!