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Fake News – Official Selection At Utah Music VIDEO Awards – 2020

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Fake News – Buzz Kings – Official Selection 2020

Very excited to announce our short film/music video “Fake News” for the Buzz Kings has been officially selected for the Utah Music Awards Festival for 2020.

The good news is the festival is still on. The bad news, due to Co-Vid 19 the festival goes virtual. On Sept. 19 the festival will stream LIVE on their Facebook page.  

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Clerks Guide To The Galaxy – A #StayAtHome 48 Hour Mashup Trailer

 

We spent the weekend toiling as and keeping our minds busy with the worldwide 48Hour film competition (April 3-5, 2020)

We had to choose a movie from Column A and a movie from Column B and long story short, we went with Clerks and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Aside from so many worldly things trying to keep Eric from doing this not limited to Rogers shutting his internet off prematurely due to a switching of gear…he stepped up and provided some demented live action/green screen footage.

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Lisa Kennedy (Trillian Brie), Paul French (Jayphod Bobblebrox) and Patrick Williamson (Dante/Marvin) all helped provide needed voices.

So thanks for all the fish, and hopefully you get a kick out of this silly little mish mash during these less than cheerful times.

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Fake News! Music Video for the Buzz Kings is Live

fn_2020_subway_stillAfter 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.

magrittes“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.”

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Buzz Kings is comprised of Andrew Kramer (Lead vocal), Paul French (Guitar, Vocal), Steve Thom (Bass, Vocal) and John Vella (Drums).

Directed, Edited and animated by Rob Paul

Shot by Eric Myles and Rob Paul.

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Tone Death – a 48 Hour Film Musical

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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.

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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.
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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.

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Time Juice screening – anytime you want!

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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 – Time Juice – A 24 Hour Film Worldwide Finalist

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Time Juice – A 24 Hour Hour Film Race Finalist

24 Hour Film Race Finalist Laurel

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 .

A simple sandwich drives all dark motivations
A simple sandwich drives all dark motivations

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Knock, Knock You’re Dead!

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!

 

 

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Closure – 100 Hour Film Race 2016

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Eric Myles (Camera) lining up his shot with Patrick Williamson (foreground) and Neil Bennett (background)

We survived again.

The assignment this time was:

Theme: ESP

Prop: A doll

Action – Shaking Hands.

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.

Neil Bennett on location during Closure 2016 film shoot
Neil Bennett on location during Closure 2016 film shoot

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.

Wish us luck!

 

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