press & awards


2013 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival – Best Narrative Feature
2012 Naples International Film Festival – Indie Spirit Award
2012 New Hampshire Film Festival – Audience Award
2012 Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival - Best Of Fest
2012 Big Bear Lakes International Film Festival – Audience Award – Best Feature Film
2012 Traverse City Film Festival – Special Jury Prize – First Time Director
2012 Woods Hole Film Festival – Audience Award Best Comedy Feature
2012 Boston International Film Festival – Indie Spirit Story Line Award
2012 Cleveland International Film Festival – American Independent Award
2012 Indie Spirit Film Festival – Screener’s Choice Award
2012 Cinetopia International Film Festival – Cinetopia Laurels Award


“Freshman director Kissack delivers a funny, well-paced film, and the clever script offers some fresh twists and turns in the romcom genre.” – The Huffington Post

“Missed Connections” and “The Story of Luke” tied for the festival’s award for best narrative feature – The Tribune

“ambitious low budget movie rich in humor & talent” – Sunshine Magazine

“The film survives on the strength of the script and the likeability of the performers.” – The Podcast from the After Movie Diner

“Cal Poly alumnus Kenny Stevenson wrote and acted in one of the jury’s two picks for Best Narrative Feature” – Mustang Daily

“A Film You Won’t Want To Miss” – Mustang Daily

Dorien Davies talks about Missed Connections on Farley Brothers Radio Podcast

Kenny Stevenson talks about Missed Connections on the One Photo Reviews Podcast

LISA RUDIN managed the small miracle of producing a feature film on a tiny budget that was actually GREAT. ” – Kid In The Front Row

“Authentic, but with an edge of sharp humor … a very entertaining quirky romantic comedy.” – Slackerwood

“…extremely well put together and stocked with a lot of likeable characters. Well written, technically accomplished and light years more coherent than a lot of independent films I see every year.” – Encore Online

“Bay City Film Lovers Choose ‘Missed Connections’ As Best Of Fest!” – M Live

“This film… drew potentially the largest crowd of the festival, had the audience splitting at the seams” – The Valley Vanguard

“It’s a great comedy” – M Live

“Kissack attended the party with the producer and two of the film’s stars who joined him on stage after their film’s showing to answer questions and crack a few jokes with the audience.” – M Live

“MISSED CONNECTIONS is consistently funny – and a rom-com that I haven’t seen before. ” -Bill Martell, Sex On A Submarine

“High on the charm, low on the cheese, Missed Connections is everything an indie rom-com should be.” – Raindance Film Festival

“This is the type of film you go to film festivals to see. It makes the whole thing worth it. A gem of a movie, with talented everyman Kenny Stevenson and an intriguing performance by Dorien Davies. Go see it when you get a chance.” – Kid In The Front Row

” the movie itself is only half of the story. The other half is the amazing, slightly twisted folk behind the flick” – Grand Traverse Insider

the next great yet-to-be-discovered romantic comedy” – Ann

“a deftly written and acted romantic comedy about looking for sex and finding love in Los Angeles.” – Ann

“This largely Kickstarter-funded anti-rom-com, produced in Los Angeles by Religulous‘ Lisa Rudin, is built on the shoulders of likeable, Ed Helms-esque lead actor Kenny Stevenson. His real-life wife, Dorien Davies, plays the main romantic interest… it’s an entertaining, well-acted flick, with ample laughs.” – The Colorado Springs Independent

“It’s a hilarious take on the modern dating world” – Young Hollywood Guide Review

“…high on laughs and low on the cheese that stinks up most romantic comedies.” – Portsmouth Patch

“a charming… un-cheesy romantic comedy from a bunch of new faces who I hope we’ll get to see more of” – My Year Of Movies

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