BUCKHANNON – Buckhannon filmmaker Bryce O’Loughlin recently attended the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival (WVMSFF) in Morgantown, W. Va. His film “Cheeseburger” was selected from hundreds of screen entries, and on Saturday the film won the “Best of West Virginia” award.
“Cheeseburger” is part of a variety web series called “Pee-Paw”. The comedy show is intended to feature local performers and entertainers. The episode was written by O’Loughlin and Curly Frye. Frye is the episode’s featured artist and performs his rap song, “Flippin’ Coast to Coast”.
“We are honored to be recognized alongside great films from around the world,” says O’Loughlin. In addition to showcasing Curly Frye’s musical talents, “Cheeseburger” provides commentary on the restaurant industry and highlights a disconnect between customers and workers.
The WVMSFF is an international festival created in 2010 in coordination with the Electronic Media program of the WVU College of Art and Design. This year’s festival received hundreds of submissions from around the world. Winning “Best of West Virginia” was a big motivation for O’Loughlin who is “excited to get back to work on the next episode.”