Does Your Mother Know?

It’s tough finding connections with friends you can trust when you’re a teen.  The folks at Outlaw Media Productions know this and illustrate it very well with their midsummer short film, Zombie Prom Date. These veteran competitive filmmakers created 5 short films in Bay Area competitions this summer (that we know about) and we thoroughlyContinue reading “Does Your Mother Know?”

Marriage is between a man and — well…

Last year a team of talented high school students from International High School in San Francisco delighted audiences with their comedic entry in the 48 Hour Film Project: Une Soiree de Passion.  They went home with an Audience Choice Award as well as a number of accolades from 48HFP Jurists and Producers.  Their film wentContinue reading “Marriage is between a man and — well…”

Somebody save Mrs. Pickles!

Regular award-winners from the 48 Hour Film Project, It Donned On Me made this short film for another time-based filmmaking competition. They brought home an Audience Choice Award as well as an award for Best Sound.  We love the bravado with which they made this adventure film and we look forward to their next creation.Continue reading “Somebody save Mrs. Pickles!”

A Taste of 48: SF 2010

These clips from various films submitted to the 48 Hour Film Project are covered by the track “Fairweather Friend” from The Beautiful Losers.  If you’re curious about the films that went into the making of this, we’ve listed them below. Some of them have been featured here at See It Online already. Some will appearContinue reading “A Taste of 48: SF 2010”

Somebody Knows the Secret

In this short, and very well written short film, a down-on-his-luck Irish man faces interrogation at the hands of a rather seedy band of thugs. What secrets do they think he knows? What is really at stake here? You’ll find out in just under seven minutes if you take a look at “Snatching Feargus.” Enjoy!Continue reading “Somebody Knows the Secret”

What Sort of Vermin?

When competing teams draw their genre randomly at the beginning of the 48 Hour Film Project, some of them hate to get Science Fiction, and some of them dream of it. Maybe you saw our previous article about Team Stroganoff (led by Jacob Rangel and Jason Burton) who took on that challenge and brought inContinue reading “What Sort of Vermin?”

Something Lost is Found

Rising star filmmakers at Thinking Stone Productions brought this film to the 2009 San Jose 48 Hour Film Project. After bagging an Audience Choice Award, they subsequently took it to LA for the Asian Pacific Film Festival where it won more hearts from among a welcoming audience. If you haven’t seen this charmer, this isContinue reading “Something Lost is Found”

Not His Real Name?

Bay Area filmmaker Paul Aspuria has competed in the 48 Hour Film Project on multiple occasions and has taken home a Best Cinematography award more than once. This was his first entry in the competition, and it may just be one of our favorites. Paul’s entry in this year’s event will screen later this weekContinue reading “Not His Real Name?”

Don’t Eat the Moo Shu Pork!

One veteran 48 Hour Film Project team tells us that they have a tradition of ordering chinese takeout for their first evening of the competition.  They eat chinese while they write, and then they sometimes use the containers as props during the production. This entry from the 2009 season matches that pattern completely. Keep anContinue reading “Don’t Eat the Moo Shu Pork!”

Christmas in Peril (again)

Teams in the 48 Hour Film Project draw a randomly selected genre from a hat on the first night of the competition. They never know what they are going to get — we like to think that this keeps them honest. One of our favorite genres (retired for the 2010 season) has long been theContinue reading “Christmas in Peril (again)”