Our Judges for the Do the Funny Contest

We’re fortunate to have three excellent Judges this year for the contest, who will be making their selections today for the winner of the Do the Funny Video Contest!

Lonita Cook

Lonita Cook is a writer, producer and film critic. She serves on the board of Kansas City Women in Film & Television. After studying acting at American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC) and Theatre at UMKC she is writing fiction and will release the first installment of her paranormal romance series, “The Chronicles of Cyn: Awaken the Sleeper” later this year. She lives in Kansas City with her two adorable daughters. Her motto: Stay Art Active!

W. David Keith

W. Dave Keith is a cartoonist, painter, writer and filmmaker. Some of his films include YETI! A TALE OF THE BROTHERS KRONG, CRY OF THE SASQUATCH, THE LAST JAYHAWKER, JACUZZI NIGHTZ and METCALF SOUTH MEMORIES. He was co-founder of the WILD WEST FILM FEST 48 Hour Film Competition and has also produced and directed TV commercials & Music Videos. He has a lifetime achievement award from the University of Kansas SUA Films Department.

Bryce Young

Bryce Young has watched movies his entire life. When kids were talking about being Doctors and Lawyers, Bryce knew exactly what he wanted to do, be a part of making movies. He has been freelancing in world of video production for the past five years and has worked on numerous short films, reality and television series. Most recently, he Created and Produced the Award Winning web series/feature film Withered World which brought together close to 200 actors, crew members and filmmakers in the Kansas City area. He is currently writing his next project and helping others with their projects. Bryce owns Young at Heart Productions.