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.
A quartet of regulars: Neil Bennett, Eric Myles, Rob Paul and Patrick Williamson. A fifth player, musician Chris Pauley worked offsite composing pieces based on the script and then tailored to the rough and final cut of the film.
Eric and Rob wrote the script, something a little off the beaten path for the regular “comedies” 416film makes. Pat and Neil filled out the two acting roles while Rob and Eric worked behind the scenes.
The weather, although bleak and mildly snowy actually provided a great somber look to the film.
A little less hectic and rushed than some of our previous films we still were tweaking up towards the midnight deadline and uploaded in the last hour of the contest.