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“Rent-A-Person” is a romantic musical comedy about a men’s room attendant who founds an organization which revolutionizes rush hour traffic.

Starring James Haven
Jack of All Trades: Dan Austin
Producer: Roni Eguia Menendez
Writer | Director | Composer: Kurt Kuenne

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Festivals and Awards

  • Cinequest Film Festival – Winner, Audience Award
  • Cleveland International Film Festival – Winner, Visual Excellence Award
  • MethodFest, Los Angeles – Winner, Audience Award
  • Worldfest Houston – Winner, Gold Special Jury Award
  • World Cinema Naples
  • Pigeon Players Short Film Festival – Winner, First Place
  • USA Film Festival – Finalist
  • Atlanta Film Festival – Winner, Best Narrative Short (Academy Qualifying Win)
  • Wine Country Film Festival
  • Starz Denver International Film Festival
  • One Reel Film Festival (Bumbershoot, Seattle) – Winner, Best Score
  • Boston Film Festival
  • Long Island Film Festival
  • IFP/Los Angeles Cinema Lounge
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Breckenridge Festival of Film – Winner, Best Comedy
  • New York Musical Theatre Festival
  • Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
  • ION Los Angeles Short Film Festival
  • New Orleans Film Festival
  • Marco Island Film Festival – Winner, Audience Award
  • Smogdance Film Festival, Pomona
  • Dam Short Film Festival – Winner, Best Comedy & Audience Award


“…a bona-fide masterpiece…Ernst Lubitsch meets Second City…Kuenne’s camera work and compositions are outstanding.  I can’t often say of a film that it made me laugh until I wept.  Rent-A-Person did.” –

“Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne has a lot of imagination and it is easy to predict this multi-talent (director, writer, editor, cinematographer and composer) will be a major force in films some day.” – Film Threat

“Writer/Director Kurt Kuenne’s tale of a lyrical loo is 12 minutes of black and white brilliance.” –

“Very funny…a riot.” –

#2 of the Top 10 Short Films of 2004 –