By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Dec 11, 2007 at 2:14 PM

Led by local, award-winning filmmaker Tate Bunker, a group of 13 film and video artists host a networking and gala event in support of its latest and yet-to-be-completed feature film.

The evening is called "TRANSFER" and it happens this Thursday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. at Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh St. In exchange for an advanced screening of the untitled film -- a story that begins with two investigators who find a small girl on the side of the road -- the group is seeking financial support to finish the project.

"We were looking for alternative ways to raise money and also awareness for Milwaukee's thriving independent film scene," says filmmaker Adam Deniston, who has been with this project from the beginning. "This event will be a great way for people to meet with other working professionals in Milwaukee. Transfer ideas, transfer support -- it's all about helping each other out and working as a community."

There'll be a fully-catered tapas menu, drinks, a DJ, art raffles and a silent auction, all donated by several local businesses and artists. They're asking a $6 donation at the door.

Here's to Milwaukee's ever-growing indie film scene.

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”