Validation is about a parking lot assistant, Hugh Newman, who takes the initiative to make people happy by complimenting each person who presents their parking ticket for validation. The effect is immediate as people from average folks to George Bush and Saddam Hussein queue up to validate their tickets because of Newman’s ability to make people smile. Newman meets his match when he meets Victoria, a drivers license photographer. Despite his efforts, Victoria will not smile, setting off a series of events that affects both of them.
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Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis.
Writer/Director/Composer – Kurt Kuenne.
Winner – Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival,
Winner – Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, Winner – Audience Award, Hawaii Int’l Film Festival, Winner – Best Short Comedy, Breckenridge Festival of Film,
Winner – Crystal Heart Award, Best Short Film & Audience Award, Heartland Film Festival,
Winner – Christopher & Dana Reeve Audience Award, Williamstown Film Festival,
Winner – Best Comedy, Dam Short Film Festival,
Winner – Best Short Film, Sedona Int’l Film Festival.