Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Pinball Museum Wizard

From the Fresno County town of Clovis, Wade Krause is doing his best to keep the pinball rodeo going.

His transformation of old games into pieces of art for museums and galleries, often with the help of artists like Dirty Donny, Brian Holderman and Mike Budai, is the focus of the documentary short Wade Krause: Pinball Artist. The movie will screen February 28th, March 8th and March 9th at San Jose's Cinequest Film Festival.

The movie was directed by Anna Newman, and perhaps more intriguingly, was shot by her first film teacher, Don Starnes. Per a recent interview in the Porterville Recorder, she apprenticed with him for a year and a half after that 2008 course and now has him roped into her directorial debut.

Both Newman and her subject have Hollywood connections. She works as a software engineering manager for Dreamworks in San Francisco, while Krause's grandmother was an inking and drawing worker at Walt Disney Studios.

[Wade Krause: Pinball Artist]

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