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The first full-length feature by veteran filmmaker Joe Kowalski will benefit the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.


The 19-year-old has made nearly 200 short-form projects. He’ll debut “One Day: A Musical” at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16 at Apollo Theater on East College Street in Oberlin.


The price will be $5 at the door with half of the proceeds going to the children’s hospital and the other half going toward a second showing.


Creation of the hour-long film was was partially funded through crowdfunding efforts. It is a musical with seven original songs composed by Kowalski and his father.


It includes it’s own blink-or-you’ll-miss-them celebrity cameos including the likes of “CHiPs” star Erik Estrada, voice actor Wally Wingert of “Family Guy” and “Garfield” fame, and Andy Umberger, whose credits include “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Firefly,” and “Mad Men.”


The comedic story revolves around a fictionalized version of the director “throwing a self-congratulatory party that goes tremendously awry,” in Kowalski’s words.


“It’s a very introspective sort of movie about new media and finding balance in your life but it’s also a very fun comedy that we hope will have people snickering into their popcorn,” he said.


Learn more about the film at www.pogiejoe.com/one-day-a-musical or by visting www.youtube.com/pogiejoe.


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