Investors Panel Tonight at the Midwest Independent Film Festival

Tonight at the Midwest Independent Film Festival, the evening opens with THE INVESTORS PANEL, 6:30 pm right in the theater. The panel will bring together brand-new investors, veteran investors, and the producers who court them. Tonight's moderator is Colleen Griffen Chappelle, who is currently in development on multiple projects with her husband Joe Chappelle, Executive Producer of NBC's CHICAGO FIRE. Tonight's panelists include:

Derrick Lewis, Futures Trader, Entrepreneur. Derrick is a career commodity futures trader and co-owner of a brokerage firm, angel investor, and entrepreneur. He is searching for an inaugural feature film project, with plans to create a slate of 3-4 films in multiple genres

Steve Cohen, Co-Founder, Chicago Media Project. Steve has helped finance or co-executive produce dozens of award winning documentaries, both individually and as a member of Impact Partners, including HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, THE CRASH REEL and THE HUNTING GROUND. Steve is co-founder of Chicago Media Project and the Doc10 Film Festival.

Joe Klest, Executive Producer, SIGNATURE MOVE. Joe has invested in multiple independent features, including SIGNATURE MOVE, set to premiere at SXSW this week. Other include SXSW selection SOME GIRL(S) and the upcoming Gacy doc DEFENDING A MONSTER. Joe spent most of his 30-year law career building a successful law practice helping injury victims and sexual abuse victims.

Benjamin May, Director, THE LEGEND OF SWEE’ PEA. THE LEGEND OF SWEE’ PEA makes its Chicago Premiere at the Midwest Independent Film Festival this evening.

Your tickets to tonight's festival include admission to THE INVESTORS PANEL as well as the Chicago Premiere of THE LEGEND OF SWEE' PEA which follows it. Click here to purchase your tickets for tonight!