St. Ours films Kuttner in the fast lane

Back in March, developer Oliver Kuttner admitted that trying to build in Charlottesville was "not fun anymore." He'd just given up trying to develop the old Boxer building on the Mall and sold it back to Lee Danielson, who plans to build a 9-story boutique hotel on the site.

"In Lynchburg it's still fun," said Kuttner about the development projects he has there. "In Lynchburg, I find myself free to push the envelope, to still be creative." At the time, Kuttner also mentioned something else he considered fun–- driving fast, real fast.

Local film director Johnny St. Ours recently finished a 23-minute pilot for a series about Kuttner's latest development project–- building a race car out of a new Ford GT and entering it in the grueling French sports car race, Le Mans.

St. Ours' film QUEST: Le Mans was just entered in the Independent TV Festival Pilot contest on vuse.com, where you can view a clip, download the film, rate it, and share the link. If it gets enough viewers, it could become a full series.

"It is my hope to one day have the program on TV regularly," writes St. Ours on his website. "As you may know, the video has already garnered two Telly Awards. To win this contest, judges will be looking at how many times the video has been downloaded and given a 'thumbs up' vote."