Rock Valley College

RVC Student Films Chosen for Mosaic World Film Festival

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Event Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014

Event Contact: Jerry LaBuy

Six current or past students from the Rock Valley College Mass Communication Program have had their films chosen to be a part of the 7th annual Mosaic World Film Festival this weekend at the J.R. Sullivan Theatre, which is located in the Nordlof Center (118 North Main St. Rockford, IL 61101).

Current students include Kiara Morgan and Cherish Warden. Alums include David Pedersen, Kim Brown, David Dawson, and Kyle Owen. All of their films will screen at the "Regional Filmmakers" session on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Kiara's documentary film is Becoming a King, which details the world of drag kings and profiles the different personalities that perform at drag shows.

Cherish made the film Finding Adventure. It details a young teen who yearns for adventure as his normal home life bores him. He decides to set out for an adventure to liven up his day, but he begins to wonder if there can ever be more than his typical everyday motions of life.

Kim Brown produced the film A Beautiful View of Nothing with David Pedersen, who also wrote the film. The film follows Moses Beal, who lives in a world with a limited timeline. When his friends, family, and co-workers all start to literally disappear, he is left questioning the purpose of spending the remainder of his days alone. 

David and Kyle made the documentary film Home Away From Here, which documents the Holiday Home Camp. This organization provides educational and recreational programming for disadvantaged youths.

Full fest tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the box office the night of Friday, August 1, until 7:00 p.m. Saturday's and Sunday's tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the box office beginning at 10:30 a.m. on those days. Ticket sales go to the fest's educational arm, the Mosaic Film Project. They use the funds to sponsor additional screenings, speaker events, and cinematheques throughout the year.

For more information on the Rock Valley College Mass Communication Program please contact Jerry LaBuy at or by phone at (815) 921-3360.

For more information on the festival or panel members please contact the MWFF at or by phone at (815) 742-7410 or by visiting the MWFF website at: