Motke Dapp’s visionary romantic comedy, Everyday Yeti, came in second runner up at this year’s Nashville Film Festival in the Tennessee Horizon Audience Award category. The top prize went to The Unbeliever, starring Casey Fuller who plays Monroe in Everyday Yeti.
After winning Nashville’s top prize in the 48 Hour Film Festival, Yeti went on to receive strong accolades at Filmapalooza in Atlanta, and will subsequently be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
The story, written by Dapp, David Perry and Ryan Heartsick, centers around Phineas’s (Matt) imaginary friend Yeti (Sara Antonio Murphy), who longs to be seen, but finds it difficult to fit in, especially as Phineas begins to pursue a new love interest.
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Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) was originally known as the Sinking Creek Film Celebration. Nearly 20 years later it was renamed as the Nashville Independent Film Festival and, later, the Nashville Film Festival in 2003. It was voted one of “25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and highlighted as One of the Best Film Festival Prizes by Film Festival Today. Brooks Institute named it one of the Top 5 Film Festivals in the U.S.