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Avila student’s film to be highlighted on Kansas City-area TV

February 21, 2011
For more information, contact Bob Luder at 816.501.2434.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo - - Avila University senior film student Mary Beth Brand will be a guest on an upcoming episode of “CinemaKC,” a program showcasing filmmakers and their works on KSMO Channel 62 in Kansas City. Brand will be interviewed and will broadcast her 4-minute, 30-second short film, “The Tooth Fairy,” on the program, to be taped Feb. 27 and broadcast in March.

According to Brand, “CinemaKC” selected a few pieces from independent filmmakers throughout the Kansas City area to highlight, and just a couple from university students.

She said “The Tooth Fairy” is an experimental film that poses a biting and hard-hitting commentary on how our society and its people have become overrun by greed. In the film, a young girl makes the decision to pull out all her teeth in an attempt to collect the maximum amount of money from the Tooth Fairy.

“I wasn’t expecting it at all when I made it for anyone to react to it the way they have,” she said.

Brand, who will graduate from Avila in May with her bachelor of arts in film and digital media, made “The Tooth Fairy” for an Intermediate Production class.



Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.