The CinemaKC television program broadcasts every Saturday night at 9:30pm on KSMO-TV 62 and this week Justin Gardner’s films “Paul,” “Tender,” “We Will Make You Whole Again,” and the trailer for “Dead Wait” are featured in the June 11th episode. Gardner co-directed “We Will Make You Whole Again” with Trevor Hawkins of Mammoth Media. For “Paul” he co-wrote the film with Paul Burns and co-directed with Brandon Cummins. He produced Jerry Rapp’s film “Tender” and is currently co-writing, co-producing and co-directing the second season of “Dead Wait.”

Gardner lives in Kansas City, MO and works as a Social Media Manager for AMC Theatres, one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the world. He is a Board Member of the Film Commission of Greater Kansas City where he has developed, with the blessing of the Altman family, The Robert Altman Emerging Filmmakers Fund, a grant program designed to help filmmakers in the greater Kansas City area better realize their visions. He is also a Board Member of CinemaKC, which seeks to unify all of the various filmmaking organizations in Kansas and Missouri to better serve the movie going public.

CinemaKC is the first TV show in Kansas City to spotlight local filmmakers, producers, directors and actors. A team of volunteers produced the show. For more information about CinemaKC, visit online at or

CinemaKC’s Strategic Partners include ArtsKC, Film Commission of Greater Kansas City, Blackberry Castle Productions, Film Society of Greater Kansas City, Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition, Kansas City Film Critics Circle, Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City Screenwriters, Kansas City Urban Film Festival, Kansas City Women in Film and TV, Kansas Film Commission, Kansas International Film Festival, Missouri Film Commission, Missouri Motion Media Association, Reel Spirit, Thank You Walt Disney, UMKC Film Department, United Motion Picture Association, University of Kansas Film and Media Studies, Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City, and Women of the Motion Picture Industry.

CinemaKC’s Business Alliances include Allied Integrated Marketing, Allied Theatre Craft, American Heartland Theatre, Haywood Marketing Communications, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC Stage Magazine, KC Studio, Prizm Productions, Screenland Armour, Screenland Crossroads, Screenland Crown Center, StagePort KC, Substream Music and Sound Design and T2.

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