by Jim Nintzel
Congrats to Tucson filmmaker Alex Italics, whose JFK assassination-themed music video was picked by comedian John Hodgman as one of the winners of a contest to produce a music video for They Might Be Giants' "Am I Awake." Mighty cool, in the humble opinion of The Range.
Elsewhere on the Alex Italics beat: His short film Sheltered Love is racking up all kinds of awards at festivals around the country. You have a chance to see it tonight at the Loft Cinema's First Friday Shorts—which also happens to be the night that they show the best of the last year's winners, so you won't want to miss it. Show starts at 9 p.m. Get the lowdown here.
After the jump: A trailer for Sheltered Love.