Work by Award-Winning Local Filmmakers Featured in New NET Documentary

News Release Date: 
September 21, 2020

For Immediate Release

Work by Award-Winning Local Filmmakers Featured in New NET Documentary

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 21, 2020) – In “Final Cut: Filmmakers Showcase 2,” NET collaborates with Omaha’s Film Streams to offer statewide exposure to independent filmmaking in Nebraska and the Heartland.

The second in a series of documentaries about film as art premieres at 9 p.m. CT on Monday, Sept. 28 on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

Final Cut Filmmakers Showcase 2     Monday, Sept 28 9pm CT

Featuring award-winning short films from the 2019 Filmmaker’s Showcase and personal interviews with local filmmakers, this new documentary includes a suspense thriller, a compassionate film by the granddaughter of a woman suffering from dementia and a segment about a mother struggling to raise a newborn in poverty. “Final Cut: Filmmaker’s Showcase 2” also includes an animated story and a light comedy.

Featured films and filmmakers include: 


Shawn Gourley & Lauren Abell – Omaha

“Everything Is Going to Be Fine”

Brandon Oest – Coralville, Iowa

“Just Me”

Darcy Lueking Bahensky – Holdrege, Neb.

“Mating Dance”

Mitchell Lyon – Aurora, Neb.

“Old Fur New Teeth”

Hannah Marie Stevens – Bennington, Neb.

“Final Cut: Filmmakers Showcase 2” also airs on NET at 1 p.m. CT, Sunday, Sept. 27 and at 10 p.m. CT on Friday, Oct. 16.

This program is supported in part by the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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