Whitehouse, Cutters, Colonie entrants win Kuleshov

Mike Regan, Ashley McGinn, and Jeff Borowiak celebrate their victories at Rock Bottom

Mike Regan, Ashley McGinn, and Jeff Borowiak celebrate their victories at Rock Bottom

“Eerie explosive work”
and “lovely
animated sequences”
reinforce the
competition’s unique
creative tradition


AICP’s annual Camp Kuleshov trailer competition announced the 2018 winners for its Chicago component during an event at Rock Bottom Brewery on Tuesday night.

Named in honor of legendary Russian editor Lev Vladimirovich Kuleshov, Camp Kuleshov celebrates “storytelling through movie trailers, opening titles sequences, and sound design.”

Earning first place were The Whitehouse’s Ashley McGinn for Editorial, Cutters’ Mike Regan for Sound Design, and The Colonie’s Jeff Borowiak for Graphics.

The winners competed with post-production assistants, entry-level employees, current assistant freelancers, and interns from AICP member companies who entered this year’s event. Per the competition’s rules, they created trailers with material drawn from a list of source films and genres.

The source films were presented with a brief tailored to each discipline.

McGinn created a horror film makeover of the comedy Me, Myself & Irene. Regan won for his “eerie, explosive work” on Altered States. Borowiak took the prize for his “lovely animated opening title sequence” for Inside Llewyn Davis.

Reel Chicago hopes to present the winning trailers soon.

Camp Kuleshov 2018 Chicago Winners

      1st — Ashley McGinn, The Whitehouse
      2nd — Kalen Kirkpatrick, Cutters
      3rd — Amanda Marien, The Whitehouse

   Sound Design
      1st — Mike Regan, Cutters
      2nd — Alejandra Leon, BAM Studios

      1st — Jeff Borowiak, The Colonie
      2nd — Alex Ritter, Cutters

Send your event updates to Reel Chicago Editor Dan Patton, dan@reelchicago.com.