Validation is an amazing and inspiring short film about the magic and importance of looking for the best in people.
You are Amazing!
This Short Film is Amazing
A list of the awards that this inspiring short film has won:
Winner – Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival
Winner – Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival
Winner – Audience Award, Hawaii Int’l Film Festival
Winner – Best Short Comedy, Breckenridge Festival of Film
Winner – Crystal Heart Award
Best Short Film & Audience Award, Heartland Film Festival
Winner – Christopher & Dana Reeve Audience Award
Williamstown Film Festival, Winner – Best Comedy
Dam Short Film Festival, Winner – Best Short Film
Sedona International Film Festival
You are Awesome!
The Story Behind Validation (an interview with the writer/director Kurt Kuenne)
Where did the story for VALIDATION come from?
Kurt: One day, I was at the mall and forgot to get my parking validated. As I was walking back to the validation booth, it occurred to me how nice it would be if, when I asked for validation, they gave me “real” validation. And then I realized, “That’s my good friend, the brilliant actor, TJ Thyne (“Bones”). That’s what he does!”
I knew immediately that TJ would play a parking attendant who dispensed both free parking and free compliments. The story grew from there.
How did making this film change you?
Kurt: We filled out the cast with dozens of actors from TJ’s theatre troupe, Theatre Junkies. We had a wonderful time making the film and I now have a wealth of new friends in my life. Showing the film at festivals has been very rewarding. Kiwanis has begun using the film in its leadership training programs, certain ministers use it with their congregations, and some organizations tell me that they show it to their employees to boost morale. I never would have anticipated that reaction, and it’s wonderful to know that people are finding something in the film that perhaps I wasn’t aware was there.
Source: Validation — Interview with Writer/Director Kurt Kuenne • Wisdom Magazine
…and remember – You Are Magnificent!
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