CdA 'Dirtbag' a big winner
A small film shot in North Idaho won big at its first film festival, the Playhouse West Film Festival in Los Angeles. "Teenage Dirtbag," written and directed by Regina Crosby and shot in Coeur d'Alene in 2005, took home Grand Jury Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Noa Hegesh), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Bradley), Best Supporting Actress (Crosby) and the Audience Choice Award for Best Actress (Noa Hegesh).
Crosby is a graduate of Coeur d'Alene High and attended North Idaho College and the University of Idaho.
"Teenage Dirtbag" is based in part on Crosby's experiences at CHS. The film follows two teenagers from different social groups who spark a relationship in a creative writing class.
After several years of screenings and other efforts to get the movie into distribution, it finally hit theaters and DVDs last fall.
"Teenage Dirtbag" was aired at the festival on June 18.