FILMMAKER KILLS SELF AFTER BEING REJECTED FROM SUNDANCE Image

For filmmakers waiting to see if their films would be accepted to Sundance, the tension must have been immense. But that tension is finally over; earlier this week, the official Sundance schedule of films was announced. For those of you that made it in, please accept our sincere congratulations. For those of you that didn’t… well, all you can really do is grab a stiff drink, relax and enjoy the holiday season. Don’t sweat it. Besides, Park City is friggin’ freezing in January! What are you, nuts? Go submit to a festival with more comfortable weather conditions, somewhere tropical maybe. But the last thing you want to do is sit around and stew in your sorrows and you certainly don’t want to do anything drastic…because somebody has already beat you to it. You don’t want to be unoriginal, do you?
An interesting little news clip is currently floating around the web declaring that filmmaker Jonothan Krastenberg killed himself after being rejected from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. This is terrible news indeed.
But then the news clip also goes on to say that a suicide note from the filmmaker was posted at the official website for his film “Shtickmen.” There’s a note posted alright, brief at it is, but there’s also poster art for the film as well, with credits listed at the bottom. We have the poster on the right, and if you look at the tiny little credits, you’ll see that there’s no listing for a Jonothan Krastenberg. Actually, Jonothan Krastenberg is more than likely the lead character of this mysterious film.
Congratulations to Eric Jewell and Jeff Hays for creating this funny ha ha, as well as this piece of clever marketing.
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