Posted at 10:32 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2007
Hawai'i filmmaker in mtvU short-film competition
BY WAYNE HARADA
Advertiser Entertainment Writer
Cowden's short film, "Max Caliber Hawai'i P.I.," is one of 25 films in the Best Film on Campus contest. People can view the film at www.bestfilmoncampus.com and cast a vote. Voting ends Sunday. The creators of the top five films will be flown to New York for the 6th annual Tribeca Film Festival, where their films will be screened on April 26.
Final voting will resume when the 2007 MTV Movie Awards nominees are named at the end of April and the "Best Filmmaker on Campus" unveiled.
Cowden's action adventure short is about a detective who tracks down movie pirates with the help of a talking sports car.
Cowden is a Brigham Young University-Hawai'i student who expects to graduate this year. He has written and directed four feature-length films that have been screened at BYU and selected film festivals. He also has produced about 60 shorts. For more on his entry, go to maxcalmovie.tripod.com.
mtvU is broadcast via satellite to 750 colleges across the country and is a comprehensive TV network targeting collegians.