Nowhere, Michigan

March 3, 2018 - 1:15pm
Q and A with Filmmaker following the film session:
Andrew Beguin
Molly Beitchman
Robert Vornkahl
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November, 2017


Audience Award “Michigan Masterpiece” - Threadbare Mitten Film Festival Best Picture - Lake George Film Festival Best Feature - Miami Independent Film Festival Best Feature - Atlanta Underground Film Festival Best Feature - Frostbite Film Festival Best Crime Drama - Indie Gathering Best Dramedy - Reel East Texas Film Festival Best Cinematography - Peekskill Film Festival, NYC Chain Film Festival, Reel East Texas FF Best Actress (Jenna Boyd) - CineOdysessy FF, First Glance FF, NYC Chain FF Best Actor (Tequan Richmond) - First Glance FF, NYC Chain FF,

Fleeing the scene of a murder, David (Tequan Richmond) drives north, attempting to get as far as away possible. He ends up in a small, frozen town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and reluctantly becomes absorbed into the town. Soon after, criminals involved in the murder track David down bringing violence and chaos to this town in Nowhere, Michigan. The colorful locals of this small town become integrally woven into David’s life. Madison (Jenna Boyd), a pregnant bartender with a rough past and hard nosed attitude; April (Christina Scherer), a girl-next-door waitress who can barely conceive of a world outside her hometown; Martin (Richard Riehle), an older, gruff ice fisherman who is deeply suspicious of David; and Erin (Ashlie Atkinson), a local drug dealer who befriends David but gets caught in the crosshairs when his past catches up with him.


Robert Vornkahl

Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Production from Hofstra University where he was the School of Communications Film Student of Year and winner of Best in Show and Best Cinematography for his thesis film Ellipsis. He also served as the Hofstra Filmmaker’s Club President for 2 years, which collectively produced over 40 Short Films. He has been living and working in New York City for over a decade as a freelance Director, Director of Photography, Lighting Director, Writer and Editor. In 2015 Robert completed his first feature film Completely Normal was accepted to over 20 festivals internationally and won four Best Feature awards and a host of other awards, such as Best Ensemble Cast and Best Cinematography, as well as garnering many other nominations, including Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.




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