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Finalists announced for Concordia Comedy Festival

April 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The top 20 films in middle and high school have been chosen for the second annual Concordia Comedy Festival.

Films were submitted from around the Fort Wayne area, and the top 15 high school films and the top five middle school entries were selected by six film industry judges. Films were judged on production value, editing, creativity/content, and overall quality.

The top middle school finalists are:  

  • “Dolly” by Sophie Schuller, sixth grader at Central Lutheran School
  • “Spy Girl” by Sophie Schuller, sixth grader at Central Lutheran School
  • “4 Types of Pokemon Go Players” by Maxwell Park, sixth grader at St. Paul’s Lutheran School
  • “Kid-Napped” by Maxwell Park, sixth grader at St. Paul’s Lutheran School
  • “Disaster At a Cooking Show” by Gram Johnson and his team, Collin Long, Callie Hoover, Isaac Andrus, Dane Shaffer, Carlie Gongaware, Justin Koenig, Andrew Chlebek and Joe Rodriguez, students at Central Lutheran School

The top high school finalists are:

  • “Between the Grass” by Spencer Sistevaris, junior at Carroll High School, and team member, Ben James
  • “Whose Line Is It Anyway? Carroll Edition” by Seth Pendergrass, senior at Carroll High School, and team member, Wes Niman
  • “Yearbook Mannequin Challenge” by Sa’Mya Jordan and the yearbook class at Concordia Lutheran High School
  • “Villain Group Therapy” by Andy Klage and the video production class at Concordia Lutheran High School
  • “David in the Wild” by David Israbian, junior at Carroll High School, and team member, Andrew Shuler
  • “Clownin’ Around” by Savannah Bassett, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School
  • “Colin Replies to CLHS Tweets 3” by Colin Harmeyer, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team member, Noah Aumick
  • “EPIC COMBAT SHOWDOWN” by Logan Krinn, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team members, Keegan Jennings, Johnny Min, Nathaniel Witmer and Tyler Rondyson
  • “Behind the Music with Motorola Harry” by Emily Mix, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team members, Cameron Mowrer and Harrison Smith
  • “Driver's Ed” by Audrey Kruse, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team members, Abbie Oetting and Madison Shannon
  • “Uh...Mom?!?” by Ellyssa Spieth, a freshman at Woodlan High School, and team members, Adrienne Spieth, Evalyn Spieth, Callahan Spieth, Emerson Spieth, Sebastian Spieth, and Reneé and Sam Spieth
  • “Saving our Hometown” by Ellyssa Spieth, a freshman at Woodlan High School, and team members, Evalyn Spieth, Adrienne Spieth, Callahan Spieth, and Emerson Spieth
  • “Reviews with Brent” by Brent Fugate, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team members, Cameron Mowrer and Ron Frank
  • “Not Slender Man” by Brent Fugate, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, and team members, Cameron Mowrer and Ron Frank
  • “Lutheran Foundation Outgoing Board Members” by Brent Fugate, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School

The finalists’ films will be shown at 7 p.m. April 28 at IPFW’s Neff Hall, room 101. A reception will be held following the event where students will be able to meet the judges from the contest, including Joe Harkenrider, a 2002 CLHS graduate who has worked for Comedy Central, Adult Swim’s Loiter Squad, and Mashable.com.

This event is free and open to all. First-come, first-served seating. No tickets necessary.

The winners, which will be announced at the event on April 28, will receive a GoPro camera.

To learn more, visit www.ConcordiaComedyFestival.com.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Utilizing the most current technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, Concordia’s Media Arts students participate in a wide variety of projects that will help them develop an understanding of digital media. Students study narrative and documentary filmmaking, commercials, music videos and various forms of digital production. Learn more at www.clhscadets.com.