Last weekend Tallgrass Film Festival released their official schedule and I’m pleased to be able to officially invite all our subscribers to the screening of our film “Best Hubby Ever.” It is one of 10 films featured in the “Down To The Wire Showcase” which will host selected shorts from the CreativeRush #DTTW 24 Hour Film Race. 35 teams competed, 28 teams turned in completed films, and the top 10 were presented in a special screening in front of an audience of nearly 800 movie-goers at the Orpheum Theater. When our film didn’t make it due to a computer glitch that caused us to be 4 minutes late for the hard deadline we were crushed. However, to be part of the 10 films showcased in the Tallgrass Film Festival is a true honor and we hope you’ll join us for our 6-minute short as well as the other wonderful 9 films being presented.
The films, 6 minutes or less, had to include four required elements which were chosen at random on Friday evening and due 24 hours later:
- Prop: Car radio (no logos)
- Dialogue: “You can’t stand up in a Cadillac, either.” – Bill Lear
- Action: Slap in the face
- Theme: Identity Theft
- Optional Bonus Location: B-52 cockpit simulator
All 10 films in the showcase will meet these requirements and have been chosen by the Tallgrass selection committee. Winning films from the original screening will be shown throughout the festival as well during gala previews and various showcases. The details for our screening is:
Runtime: 90 minutes
Down To The Wire Showcase Films:
- Vlad & Coco, d. Wade Hampton
- Special Delivery, d. Joel Isaacs
- No Time For Polar Bears, d. Kevin Wildt
- Punched, d. Ian Blume
- Walker, d. Rodrick Pocowatchit
- Frames, d. Rik Dubiel
- <PHISH/<, d. Harrison Steele
- The System, d. Kenton Hansen
- Best Hubby Ever, d. Ryan Gates
- Nick Gets Replaced, d. Jake Fisher
The showcase screenings will be followed by a conversation on the CreativeRush Orange Couch with filmmakers, moderated by Torin Anderson.
What makes our film stand out (in my opinion) is that it was made entirely by a family, it is driven by visuals, it is an abstraction, and falls under my favorite saying…”less is more.” See what happens when an experienced filmmaker, accomplished abstract painter, a two-year-old, and a 6-month-old baby make a short film together from start to finish in 24 hours (and 4 minutes). We hope to see you at the screening!
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