‘The Grave’ wins best quarantined Okie short in Clean Shorts Film Festival 2020


The vigilante noir film “The Grave” recently added an award to its resume — it was named “Best Quarantined Okie Short” at the Clean Shorts Film Festival 2020.

“The Grave” stars Rett Terrell, Collin Place, Alissa Rose Ford, Adam Hampton, Stephen Goodman  and Jacob Snovel.

“The Grave” was written by Matthew L. Price and was based on his comic book character who first appeared in “Speeding Bullet Comics Presents.”

The hard-hitting, comic book-inspired film is a pulp noir-style adventure set in the freewheeling Oklahoma City in the 1920s.  In 1920s Oklahoma City, a few men are above the law. Fortunately, crusading reporter Walter Crim stands up to those who would oppress the innocent. When Crim can’t achieve his aims through the press alone, he becomes the dark avenger known as The Grave!

“The Grave,” directed by Kyle Roberts, screened at San Diego’s Comic-Con International in 2018, and was named best short film at December’s “Oklahoma Film Fest ’18.”

“Life, Upgraded,” directed by Roberts and written by Price, Jon Skelly and Sean Theissen, was also a selection of this year’s Clean Shorts Film Festival.

Clean Shorts Film Festival is generally held on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, Oklahoma, but due to the COVID-19 situation, was held online in 2020.

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