Film by Cameron University professor Matt Jenkins finds success at film festivals

Little Rose,” a feature length film produced by Cameron University faculty member Matt Jenkins, has been garnering attention on the film festival circuit. Last week, the film was screened at the Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival, where it was won the competition in the Best Romance category. It is also an official selection at the 2018 Eyecatcher International Film Festival.

“It was an extra special celebration this year as the Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary," says Jenkins, Professor of Journalism and Media Production. “To win at this festival is a great honor. We’re are also excited to be included in this year’s Eyecatcher line up of films. The Eyecatcher International Film Festival’s goal is to provide the best possible experience for the filmmaker and the audience.”

The film will be screened during the Eyecatcher International Film Festival, slated for November 8-10, in McAlester, Okla.. Find more information at

“Little Rose” opens as the world mourns the death of Buzzy Fuzz, drummer for famous punk band “Damned -The Shiftless.” Television executive Daisy Chronicle, producer of "Spotlight on Entertainment,” is more interested in finding out why the band's singer, Davy Sane, disappeared years before. Roisin couldn’t care less about the death and disappearance of musicians as she discovers her boyfriend has stolen her car and all her money. Now she's on a mission - she wants is her car back.

The film has been receiving accolades from around the world since its release earlier this year. The film was honored with Best in Show and Best Comedy Feature honors at the Ottawa, Ontario World Premiere Film Awards, whose organizers described the feature as “a quirky and angry romantic comedy 'road trip'.” The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards, an awards organization based in England, said, “’Little Rose’ is quite a healthy serving of comedy and character traits.”  The film also received second place in Feature: Drama-Romantic at the 2018 Indie Gathering International Film Festival and was an official selection at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival.

“Little Rose” was filmed in New York City, various locations in Oklahoma and in Austin, Texas. CU alumnus Charles Stanley served as director for the production. The movie features Lawton actors Jed Fox and Shelli Fox as well CU alumna Sylvia Corkill, a reporter for KWTV in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit



September 27, 2018