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The Park Bench

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The Park Bench

February 18, 2016

Simon isn’t really socially oriented. One day, while going through his daily routine with his trusty dog by his side, Simon finds his reading bench occupied. Flustered, he makes the decision to relocate to another bench nearby. This choice results in a life-altering change when he sees a beautiful, quirky girl named Lauri. Directed by Kendra Ann Sherrill. The film screened at Local Sightings Film Festival and Spokane International Film Festival.

Scene from 'The Park Bench' by Kendra Ann Sherrill.

 

About the Filmmaker

Kendra Ann Sherrill is a recent graduate of the film program at Eastern Washington University. She has been very involved in the film community in her hometown of Spokane, Washington. She is the youngest and one of few woman board members on the Spokane Film Project, an organization of Spokane’s most passionate filmmakers.

Many of her films have screened at regional festivals such as the Spokane International Film Festival and the Local Sightings Film Festival in Seattle. She has received many honors such as the “Judges Award” at The Inland Northwest’s 50 Hour Slam and “Best Production” at the Spokane TeenVideofest, “Best Director” from the EWU Film Department and most recently the Silver SpIFFy award at the Spokane International Film Festival.

She constantly stays involved in the film community by volunteering, holding various internships and working on many short and feature films such as the award winning "Different Drummers" and "At Middleton". Recently, she was a top ten finalist for the DGA's national award for a student women filmmaker. Her passion and skills lie in directing, but is also experienced in editing, assistant directing and producing. In addition to filmmaking, Kendra has a passion for graphic design and photography.

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