Versace’s Killer: US Premiere of “My Night with Andrew Cunanan” – Friday, April 13th at the AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest

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Inspired by real life events in 1997, the release of the short film coincides with the Actor-Director’s encounter with serial killer Andrew Cunanan 15 years ago and invites us to consider whether fate can be changed.

"My Night with Andrew Cunanan" - short film

"My Night with Andrew Cunanan" - short film

Before Gianni Versace’s murder four other men were killed – starting just days after my encounter with Andrew Cunanan.

The directorial debut short film from Actor-Director Devin Kordt-Thomas “My Night with Andrew Cunanan” is making the rounds of the film festival circuit and will have its US premiere at the AMC Theatre Kansas City FilmFest in Kansas City, Missouri this week on Friday, April 13th at 9:30 p.m. as part of the short film program. A second screening will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 5 p.m.

In a cross-country murder spree that ended with the killing of fashion icon Gianni Versace, “My Night with Andrew Cunanan” is a docudrama crime thriller based on real life events in San Francisco in 1997. It’s the story of one young gay drunken man's encounter with Cunanan days before he would begin that spree that would earn him the dubious honor of the youngest serial killer on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list. Could one decision made during that encounter have prevented the murder of five men? This cautionary tale invites us to consider whether fate can be changed by exploring 'What if...?'

What is it like to encounter a serial killer?

“Before Versace’s murder four other men were killed – starting just days after my encounter with Andrew Cunanan. This personal narrative invites the viewer to contemplate how one decision can change history.” says Actor-Director Kordt-Thomas.

The cast includes Adrian Bustamante, Devin Kordt-Thomas, Paul Baird, and Bob Saenz. Notable crew include Dipayan (Deepa) Pathak (Director of Photography), and Editors Franck Tabouring and Justin Lachance (with past films screening in Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, Berlinale, and the AFI Film Festival). Original music by Composer John Turner.

Consulting Producer Roberta Marie Munroe (Award-winning filmmaker, writer, consultant and published author of “ How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From A Sundance Programmer”) shares this regarding the project:
“Working with Devin on this film was one of the highlights of my producing career! His dedication, creative eye and desire to make the best short film possible was an amazing collaborative experience for me. We shall travel the film festival circuit and beyond with "My Night with Andrew Cunanan" - feeling great pride and enjoying enormous success!"

What:        US Premiere “My Night with Andrew Cuannan”
Where:        AMC Mainstreet 6, 1400 Mainstreet, Kansas City, MO 64105
When:        Friday, April 13th, 9:30 pm. (All The Darkness Left (Shorts Program 7))
Who:         Actor-Director Devin Kordt-Thomas will be in attendance

What:        Second Screening “My Night with Andrew Cuannan”
Where:        AMC Mainstreet 6, 1400 Mainstreet, Kansas City, MO 64105
When:        Sunday, April 15th, 5 p.m. (All the Darkness Left (Shorts Program 7)) Second Screening

Tickets can be purchased online from the AMC Theatres Kansas City Film Fest website via: http://2012.kcfilmfest.org/detail/film/my-night-with-andrew-cunanan

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest is presented and governed by the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee. The Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, a nonprofit organization, presented its first film festival in April 1997.

KC FilmFest is a festival of juried films and multi-media presentations, seminars, panels and receptions. KC FilmFest is a collaborative, multi-day, annual event designed to celebrate the creativity and hard work of independent filmmakers from around the world. A mix of local, national and international award winning films will be screened. Seminars with local and national film professionals will be held on various aspects of filmmaking. The primary screening venue is the new, all digital projection AMC Mainstreet.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

  •     “My Night with Andrew Cunanan” had its world premiere March 21st, 2012 at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival in Australia. The Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is the largest queer film festival in Australia, the second largest film festival in Victoria, and one of the oldest queer film festivals in the world.
  •     The short will also screen in May at the 23rd Annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival in Hawaii (May 31st – June 3rd, 2012). For info: http://www.hglcf.org/. Actor-Director Devin Kordt-Thomas will be in attendance.

“My Night with Andrew Cunanan” has a running time of 11 min.

Electronic Press Kit (EPK) and high resolution stills online via: http://www.vanitasproductions.com/mnwac-epk/

http://mynightwithandrewcunanan-themovie.com

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