Rewind Kindly wrap-up: ‘Beastmaster’ takes top honor

The Rewind Kindly competition concluded last night at the finalist screenings and awards ceremony. And the winners were…

Grand Prize: Beastmaster

Grand prize was awarded to team Black Magic Rollercoaster’s version of Don Coscarelli’s 1982 cult classic Beastmaster, featuring an army of extras, lots of special effects, and the wrangling of live ferrets, snakes, dogs, birds, and horses. The real star was the charming and talented six-year-old actor Eli White in the title role.

Second Prize: Die Hard

Second prize was awarded to team Mascot Wedding for their rendition of the 1988 quintessential action flick Die Hard. With upbeat pacing and cameo performances by some of the biggest names in Austin comedy, this comic send-up was both an audience and jury favorite.

Audience Award: Predator

The Audience Award from the local Austin screenings went to team Media Lick’s Predator. A surprise dark horse contender, Predator was not among the top 15 films ranked by online voting but was the audience favorite at the preliminary screenings.

Rewind Kindly finalists

Source: Alamo Drafthouse press release (2008-02-22)