Back in October 416Film.com took part in the Toronto 48 Hour film contest once more.
Our genre: Musical.
This may be my least favourite genre but I feel like everyone involved busted their asses for this one. It didn’t put us in the finals but it is a weird, fun little film with 6.5 original songs.
Thanks to everyone involved including Paul French for the music. The writing group of Patrick Wiliiamson, Eric Myles, Ibrahim Mohamed and Rob Paul.
An old schoolmate Michael Obadia came out to do cinematography and ended up playing a role singing The Conspiracy Song, Lisa Kennedy made her 416Film debut with as a adult/child serial killer, and as (mostly) always Neil Bennet and Patrick Williamson did not let us down by playing a couple of fairly stupid detectives.
Written, shot and edited in 48 hours (although lightly tweaked after the original screening in November please feel free to abuse your soul with 416Film’s latest offering: Tone Death. Hope you enjoy it!
We at 416film.com appreciate any kind of press release and notice from the media, fake news or not! Here’s one from the Guelph Bugle this past week on our music video for Buzz Kings out of Guelph:
The song is available on all digital download and streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer. You can see the video at www.buzzkings.ca or on the band’s YouTube channel, at youtube.buzzkings.ca.
Full January list of local talented filmmakers below:
1) Sandwich by Slowly Fading Into the Background Wearing a Beige Top Hat (Mystery)
2) Keeping Up With The Cultists by Crying Elephant (Mockumentary)
3) The Pain Inside Diaz by 416FILM (Time Travel)
4) The Fardy Brothers by Invincible Emu Productions (Mockumentary)
5) The Trainee by Film is a Four Letter Word (Superhero)
6) Virtual Tours by Fresh Off The Boat (Mystery)
7) Foiled by Reel Cool (Buddy Film)
8) Missguided by High Sea Films (spy)
After several…several… several months of picking it up and putting it down we are very pleased to announce the music video for Fake News by Buzz Kings is completed.
Live action footage was shot back in June and animation took place mainly over 2019.
“Fake News” is the first single from the bands upcoming CD TruthLies. The song takes a look at the divisive political times in which we live, and how the 24 hour news cycle amplifies that division.
“Social media and the internet have had a huge effect on the business of news,” says songwriter and guitarist Paul French. “Now that anyone with a blog or a Twitter account thinks that they can call themselves a journalist, it’s become a challenge to know who to believe.”
Buzz Kings is comprised of Andrew Kramer (Lead vocal), Paul French (Guitar, Vocal), Steve Thom (Bass, Vocal) and John Vella (Drums).
In October 416film participated in the 10th annual Toronto 48 Hour film contest and after doing so many of these we finally landed the dreaded “Musical” genre.
Did we allow that to stop us? No!
Did we think about allowing it to stop us?
A little bit.
But with our motley crew of regulars including Patrick Williamson, Neil Bennett, Pamela Tophen and Paul French we added some completely new blood to the mix with Michael Obadia, Lisa Kennedy and Ibrahim Mohamed who all went above and beyond for this outing.
The film screened on Nov. 16 at the Revue theatre and played so much better than we could have expected.
So thanks to all who came out and thanks to those who worked so hard on this weird little film.
Our 24 hour film Time Juice screened at the 5th Annual Cobb International Film Festival (formerly the Marietta International Film Festival) on August 4. We came away empty handed but – something, something, honored to be nominated etc, etc.
Anyway, here is a link to the film if you have a few minutes to kill with some silliness…
416film competed in the June 28/29 2019 film competition. Honestly, this one left us pretty drained. We were short one of our stand by actors and it started at 10pm on Friday night and went until 10 pm on Saturday night. See…24 hours, and all in a row!
The criteria was it had to revolve around the theme of time travel, and at some point we had to use a prop of a grilled cheese and include the action and the action of holding a glass. As you can see below we totally nailed the grilled cheese sandwich part.
Anyway, long story even longer we were tired, drained and very shockingly cheerful to find out we landed in the top 15 films and will be screened during the 5th Annual Cobb International Film Festival (formerly the Marietta International Film Festival) on August 1-4 .
416Film participated in the Toronto 48 Hour Film Contest yet again. Last year we had some very surprising success with our film The Pain Inside Diaz.
Sadly, for us at least, that after the initial screening we didn’t go onto bigger and better things…but despite that setback Eric created a more polished version this 48hour film and you can see it here!
Now considering the events surrounding this film it’s amazing we picked up any awards and we are pretty chuffed about it. Originally we back out of the contest, then stayed in.
At the scripting stage one of the writers said this may be the stupidest thing 416film has ever written (it was Rob, who still thinks he might be right).
Then during the editing of the film, for the first time, thought we were not going to make the deadline. We dropped a couple of effects shots and skipped the colour correction and made it in on time.
And now, after 2 live screenings with almost capacity crowds who seemed to enjoy most of the antics in this short we also landed “Best Use of Prop” and “Best Choreography”. We are not exactly sure about the choreography award but it might have something to do with the stairwell shot.
Either way, The Pain Inside Diaz is now live and you can save yourself the price of admission and watch it above.