The Butler and the Ball airs on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, from 7-10pm CST on a special Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival Showcase on RSUTV, a regional public television station at Rogers State University in Oklahoma.
The Butler and the Ball premiered in Oklahoma last year at the Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival in the historic town of Claremore on Route 66, the hometown of Will Rogers, who was the #1 movie star in America in 1934.
The Butler and the Ball is an urban fairy tale about a lonely boy who enters a contest to become the new butler of a grieving, reclusive singer. The film was directed by eight-year-old Andrew Chan-Possemato, who wrote and produced it with Albert. The film has screened in France, Wales, India, Iran, Romania, Estonia, South Korea, Australia, Serbia, Greece, Canada, and the United States. Awards include Best of Festival Award for Best International Young People’s Film at the Children’s International Film Festival of Wales, Best Young Director – Live Action at the Atlanta Children’s Film Festival, Best Kids-Made Film at the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival, Best Junior Filmmaker at Sanctuary International Film Festival in Australia, First Prize in the Fictional Movie Made by Filmmakers up to 10 Years of Age category at A-FilmTeensFest in the Czech Republic, the Under 10 category at the Prague Youth Film Festival, and Best Youth – 18 at Alder International Short Film Festival.