Many of you may have heard of a script that Howard and I wrote about a year ago. Below is the original pilot that we shot in one day, way back in 2008. it was off this pilot and many meetings since that we based our 2011 script that is registered with the Writers Guild of America… so don’t try steal any ideas… We’ll sue your ass 🙂
But, if you have the time (27 min), sit back and enjoy the inspiration for our script. The sound is not good… we acknowledge that. And it wasn’t even shot in HD… it was a different age back then. We had a rough outline and a fair amount of this was improvised. Enjoy.
Would you like to see the feature version of this?
The Cast and Crew at the Joscars Short Film Festival 2011
If you have the time (try make it), watch our ‘Joscars 2011‘ award winning short film… I play a stressed out copywriter having the worst day! It stars myself and the well recognized face of Matthew Roberts as the ultimate nightmare boss. They should call him for the Horrible Bosses Sequel.
It’s written, directed and edited by the talented Conroy Esterhuizen.
Last year, Kevin Spacey (Trigger Street Production) and Jameson held a Script-Writing competition, the 3 winners (US, Russia, SA) of which, would get to make their film, financed by Trigger Street and starring Kevin Spacey. The winning SA film ‘Spirit of A Denture’ is here… check it out and support SA talent.
Howard Fyvie’s new short film ‘The Second Day’ starts shooting tomorrow, Saturday the 27th of Jan. I am fortunate enough to be acting in it and will also be an assistant director on the second day (of the shoot).
I thought I’d upload some pics from rehearsals, costume fittings and some storyboards just to show what we’re about to shoot.
Myself as Salax. On the day I'll be crossed eyed and bald!
Gustav as Drapeta
Location - will be turned into a 'Cage Fight in Hell'
Still more storyboards
Note the '2nd Adam' reference as well as the number on the guys forehead... a familiar number
Spike Jonze doesn’t do normal. You can love him or hate him, but he always give you something beautiful to look at or something interesting to think about. Click here to see the sweet website for his short film entitled ‘I’m Here’ and watch the trailer below.
For those of you who don’t know, CommonGround InnerCity, in conjunction with New Creation Collective, is putting on our second annual Short Film Festival. Its called shrt: The Rly Shrt Flm Fstvl, where all the films are under 5 minutes long.
Last year we had a blast with four showings, in the open space above &UNION Bar and Bistro in Bree Street, making it a hugely successful event. However this year we’re wanting to take it to the next level. Its going to be held at Labia Theatre on Orange Street: on Thursday the 10th of November. Its one night only but we’re going to have two showings, which means an increased seating capacity of more than 40% from last year.
Why I’m telling you all this?
This is where you come in: The festival is two months away, and we have already had some submissions, but we’re looking for a whole bunch more, from a wide variety of film-makers. If you have any film that you’ve made which is 5 minutes or less; why not show-case your stuff at shrt. We are in the process of wanting to secure two prizes which will go to the film makers: The first will be based on technical requirements which our adjudicators will award and the second will be the ‘Viewers Choice’: viewers will be able to vote on the night via twitter / facebook / sms. We’re trusting the prizes will go some way towards helping you make your next great film-idea into a reality.
To upload your submission, click on this link: Otherwise if you’d like to drop off some of your work, then let us know and we can help arrange that.
Looking forward to seeing your films being shown at shrt.
Feel free to pass this onto to anyone else that you know is involved in making films or might have something to submit.