Found Footage Festival Vol. 10United States, 2023
Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show) take you on a guided tour through their latest and greatest VHS finds, including a trove of Pizza Hut training videos from the 90s, a striptease tape from 1985 called "Males In Motion," and a mysterious New Age video called "Elimination: The First Step.
THE FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters. Curators Nick and Joe show their greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video entitled, “Inside and Outside Custodial Duties,” at a McDonald’s in their home state of Wisconsin. Since then, they have compiled an impressive collection of strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos. Pickett, a writer/director, and Prueher, a former researcher at the Late Show with David Letterman, have written for The Onion and Entertainment Weekly and directed the award-winning documentary, “Dirty Country.”. With college friend Mark Proksch, they pulled off the Kenny “K-Strass” Strasser yo-yo pranks that hit local morning TV news shows across the Midwest and have since racked up millions of hits on YouTube.
Live event! Both Nick & Joe in attendance!