Filmmaker Gayle Knutson at the BIFF (Photo by Mike Takeuchi)
One film that had audiences chuckling throughout Bermuda was the short "If There Were No Lutherans...Would There Still be Green Jello-o?". A hilarious look at a Lutheran minister's unique communications with those who drive by his church. Including the title, messages like "Hell is hotter, but it's a dry heat" brighten the days of the passerby in a small Minnesota town. "If There..." is Knutson's second film at the BIFF. Her first "Grandfather's Birthday" was a dramatic short. To hear Knutson's comments on her film and film festivals, click here: Download Gayle.wav To visit her film sites go to www.ChurchSignGuy.com and www.GrandfathersBirthday.com.
*Note: Fellow filmmaker Jeff Pearson ("Pirate Radio USA"), who is a stand-up comedian, said that she is "a natural comedic talent." After meeting her, I have to agree. MT