Competitors in the 2012 48 Hour Film Project for San Jose were given a required character to include in their movies. For the 2012 competition, the character supplied was “Joe O’Kane, a commissioner.”
The real-life Joe O’Kane is the former film commissioner for San Jose and he was delighted to have the nearly 30 films contain some version of him as a character. (The teams made him into a police commissioner, a party commissioner, and a “commissioner of piñata quality assurance.”)
This film was the City Winner, and also Joe’s personal pick for “Best Joe O’Kane”.
The filmmaking team, Fish Eye Films, is known for several standout entries in the Bay Area #48hfp circuit.
In the 2012 48 Hour Film Project for San Jose, all of the teams were required to include a piñata as a prop.
There was a lot of bashing and beating in the theme for many of the movies delivered, but this one brought charm and a peek at the inside life of a piñata to delight audiences.
Short films from all over the world (nearly 120 cities) are screening this week at Filmapalooza in LA, and tonight the winner of the 48 Hour Film Project around the world will be announced.
Someone told us recently that they felt that everyone does a comedy for the 48 Hour Film Project.
The team that made this film (Done in 47) was willing to take on more difficult subject material. They did and it worked out well for them.
They brought home awards for Direction, Acting, and for Cinematography with this entry in the San Jose 48HFP.
Caution: Although tastefully done, this is NSFW and may be too intense for younger viewers.
This weekend, Filmapalooza is happening in LA and many films like this one will be screened and presented with awards from the global judging panel. More information about it can be found here: https://www.48hourfilm.com/mn/filmapalooza/2013/#schedule