SATO48 2014 Not a Total Loss

I’m sure all 27 of you fans are just pulling your hair out wanting to know what happened to us at this year’s SATO48 48-Hour Film Challenge. Well, grab the hot glue gun and listen up.

We had written a script ahead of time that we intended to modify in order to accommodate the Inspiration Package that is introduced for the competition. We had our crew – smaller and supposedly leaner and meaner than last year – and even a great location and props for our post-apocalyptic short film entry.

Well, it appears we overreached ourselves this year on top of quite a number of setbacks on the main shooting day. Our film, entitled Prodigal Son, was not finished in time for submission (our composer went AWOL) and has a running time of almost 10 minutes. That is about twice as long as the SATO48 requirements. So, instead of getting only half of our film screened for SATO, we decided to give it a little finesse to salvage all of the hard work we had done that weekend.

We are executing a lot of post-production work like ADR, foley and addressing other sound design issues to get away from the “created only in 48 hours” vibe. We are also looking for another composer to provide a kick ass score and will probably re-shoot a scene or two.

We think we have a great little film on our hands with Prodigal Son, so bear with us! We will share updates as we can.

“Number 8” Receives Six Nominations at SATO48 Awards Ceremony

We are thrilled to have this year’s SATO48 film competition entry, “Number 8,” received nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, and Best Actress! Plus, we were voted #7 in the Audience Favorite list! These results are out of the 70 films eligible for awards. Even though we didn’t win any awards this year, it is still a great honor to have been nominated.

We must thank our actors Lexy, David, Brad and Nick as well as the rest of the crew who’s dedication and hard work helped make this possible. Thanks guys!

If you didn’t watch it yet, see “Number 8” right here.

Death and Candy – Our 2012 SATO48 Film Contest Entry

As you may have read, we weren’t eligible for any awards for this year’s SATO48 competition due to some technical issues. However, it did get screened at the Moxie and it was awesome to hear the audience reaction. We even got some applause at the end!

Anyway, for those who couldn’t hit the Moxie last weekend we have it here for your viewing pleasure.

Movie Poster for our SATO48 Film Contest Entry

Although we were a little too late burning our film to qualify for awards this year – that’s just how it goes when you only have 48 hours – it will be screened at the Moxie this weekend. We’ll keep you posted with the exact times as they become available.

In the mean time, here is the movie poster I created for it. Enjoy!

The Patient – our SATO48 Film Competition entry

At long last, we were finally able to abuse your sensibilities with our entry for the 2011 SATO48 Film Competition we’ve entitled “The Patient.” For the uninitiated, SATO48 is a local film competition where filmmakers of all levels of expertise and experience can compete in producing a 5-minute film in 48 hours. Now that the Moxie screenings are officially over you can waste your bandwidth by watching it here.