Photo courtesy Klein Films
Ken Klein, a Portland filmmaker, won an Award of Merit at the February IndieFEST 2021 for his short film, “Almost There.” The film also won Best Short Film Award at the Oasis Festival, and was chosen as an Official Selection of the NYC Independent Film Festival and Action on Film Festival where it was also nominated for Best Actor in a short film.
The film tells the story of a man who finds himself inexplicably struggling to perform the seemingly routine task of picking his girls up from school. It shares the truly frightening signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease from the point of view of the one grappling with the disease.
The film was written, edited and directed by Ken and features Chris Karczmar.
Established in 2008, The IndieFEST Film Awards is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high-quality films and new media. The IndieFEST promotes award winners through press releases to over 40,000 filmmakers, industry contacts as well as five additional global media/distribution outlets.
For more information on Ken’s work, visit kleinfilms.com.