Private Project

New Year's Kiss

A classic romance with a twist of the stomache.

or - Surrealism and the New Wave meet for an evening of the Grotesque, a Queer Comedy.

  • DT Kofoed
    Man out of Time, The City Loves You, The Third Day
  • Lee Ivy
  • Lee Ivy
  • DT Kofoed
  • Tom de Plume
  • DT Kofoed
  • Jack Pratt
  • Midori Ivy
    Key Cast
    Man Out of Time
  • Lucille Kingsley
    Key Cast
  • Chris Russell
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romance, Trash, Surreal
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Grand Rapids 36 Hour Film Challenge [competition screening]
    Grand Rapids, MI
    United States
    February 22, 2019
    Best Poster
  • Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities
    Huntingdon, PA
    United States
    September 20, 2019
    World Festival Premiere
  • Planet 9 Film Fest
    Hamtramck, MI
    United States
    October 20, 2019
    Michigan Festival Premiere
    Best Film 1st Place
  • Videodrunk Film Festival
    Toronto, ON
    November 30, 2019
    International Premiere
  • Capital City Film Festival
    Lansing, MI
    United States
    April 9, 2020
  • Over Forty Film Festival
    Foxborough, MA
    United States
    May 29, 2020
    Massachusetts Premiere
  • Experimental Film Fest
    Toledo, OH
    United States
    June 2, 2020
    Oklahoma Premiere
  • Sick 'n' Wrong Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    July 6, 2020
    Florida Premiere
    Nominee "Weirdest Boner"
  • STUFF MX Film Festival
    Mexico City
    December 21, 2020
    Latin American Premiere
  • Logcinema Art Films
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 18, 2020
    California Premiere
  • Nasty Frames Independent Film Festival
    Hamilton, ON
  • Hollyweed Film Festival
    Los Angeles [online]
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Kino London presents "The People's Film Festival"
    United Kingdom
  • Canadian Cinematography Awards
    Best Short Film Cinematography, Semi-Finalist
  • New York Cinematography Awards
    New York, NY
    United States
    Best Short Film Cinematography, Semi-Finalist
  • Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
    Muskogee, OK
    United States
    April 22, 2021
    Oklahoma Premiere
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous
    June 22, 2021
    European Premiere
  • Synergy Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    August 30, 2021
  • Bad Film Fest
    New York City
    United States
    December 4, 2021
    Honorable Mention
  • Retro Avant Garde Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 9, 2021
Director Biography - DT Kofoed, Lee Ivy

A lifelong fan of cinema, DT Kofoed has studied the theory and visual narrative conventions of comics and film, published academically on those subjects, and taught creative writing at both Michigan State University and the University of South Dakota. Through hands-on experience and pure hubris, he has reverse-engineered that theory into crude practice.

As a working filmmaker with a neuro-muscular disability, frequently wearing the hats of Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Effects Artist, and Producer all at once, he has come to believe that life is too uncertain to waste time with timid Art.

He lives and shoots in Lansing's REO Town, in the heart of Michigan. Half his year is sacrificed to the Threadbare Mitten Film Festival.

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Director Statement

Filmed for the Grand Rapids Film Festival's 36 Hour Film Challenge. Required Elements: Emma/Ethan Didier, a Matchbook, "Where will you go now?"

Literally created in 34.5 hours from start to finish. We cracked the story on a car ride, shot from 10 pm to 5 am, and rushed home for post production from there. There's a host of beauty to be found here, and wonderful technical details, if you're able to pay attention to that sort of thing with all the shenanigans afoot.