2015 Entries

2015. Year 10.  Binary.

Year 10 was “Binary”, specifically Binary Opposition. Each team was given a pair of opposites and were required to make them their central conflict. Think Good vs Evil etc.

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Never Shut Up Productions

Absent/Present

Demon/Angel Production

Atheistic/Theistic

Brigand Filmworks

Hero/Coward

Average Society

Intentional/Accidental

Pathos Productions

Daring/Timid

Weapons Grade Geranium

Wisdom/Ignorance

Moyst Productions

Civilized/Savage

Molten Llama Films

Earthly/Otherworldly

Twelve-Sided Entertainment

Exposure/Shelter

Mango City Media

Obedient/Disobedient

Harlequin Films +

Noise/Silence

Inkling Adrift

Heaven/Hell

DBZ Cinema

Create/Destroy

Carpet Wall

Vacant/Occupied

Consistently Kinda Funny

Landlord/Tenant

The Winchester Film Collective

Virtue/Vice

SRK Video

Sane/Insane

Film.Lovables

Elation/Depression

Stepdad Productions

Inhale/Exhale

Skybox Productions

Zenith/Nadir

The Collective

Truth/Lie

Bright Boy Alert +

Transparent/Opaque

Laserstar *

Leader/Follower

Da/Nu Productions

Lazy/Productive

Ophiuchus Pictures

Bless/Curse

Visually Wired

Limited/Boundless

Crowded Elevator Pictures

Lead/Follow

Pecos Bill and the Wranglers *

Dreams/Reality

Great Vengeance & Furious Anger

Rich/Poor

Chimney Sweep Pictures

Private/Public

Empty Bottle Studios

Native/Immigrant

Nas-t productions

Backward/Forward

Kennedy Productions

Hide/Discovered

Missing Link Cinema

Interrupt/Continue

Unimental

Wax/Wane

The Comedy Pigs

Ancient/Modern

Pug Media

Secure/Insecure

Team Spartan

Common/Rare

Team Sparkly Fresh

Scatter/Collect

Moonslaves

Foreground/Background

Falling Squares *

Voluntary/Mandatory

We just paid $85 to probably not finish this $&^%ing film

Scream/Whisper

Noticeable Grain

Pure/Contaminated

Ah Muh Face! +

Lover/Fighter

WATCH ALL OF THE 2015 ENTRIES:

Audience Choice to move on from Block One: Never Shut Up

Audience Choice to move on from Block Two: Unimental.

The Nominations and Awards of 72 Film Fest 2015:

Best Acting Ensemble Laserstar

Crowded Elevator

StepDad

Pecos Bill and the Wranglers

Best Cinematography Nas-t

Pug Media

Crowded Elevator

Moonslaves

Missing Link

Best Editing Pug Media

Moonslaves Pecos Bill and the Wranglers

Missing Link

Nas-t

Music/Sound Missing Link Moonslaves

Crowded Elevator

Pug Media

Pecos Bill and the Wranglers

Best of the Rest Nas-t
Head of the Class(Student) Average Society Molten Llama Films

Best Amateur Noticeable Grain

Inkling Adrift

Stepdad Nas-t

Best Pro Moonslaves Pug Media

Laserstar

Pecos Bill and the Wranglers

Missing Link

Best of the Fest Moonslaves Pug Media

Stepdad

Pecos Bill and the Wranglers

Missing Link

Audience Choice Crowded Elevator

PRODUCER’S NOTES:  Year 10 was the most difficult year to settle on a theme. This was the first and only year we started the clues without finalizing the theme.  We knew it would be one of three things (Elements and Binary being two of those). Our clues had to fit one of those three. The decision was made (BINARY) as a play on the 1 and 0 in 10.  The Introducing Year 10 poster was designed by Samuel Tressler IV, after about 4-5 concept start/stops. The launch concept was a group effort with a lot of things serendipitously clicking. The blood on the computer keys on the poster which was an element we threw out there for mystery, ended up inspiring ourselves to create the elimination tool for the keyboard at launch. Teams would have to dip their hands in blood and eliminate keys by bloodying them up.

Joey McAdams once again did the opening, this time a glorious use of ferro fluid.

Year 10 also marked the year we went all in on producing a short film with our hosts. Building on the teaser for Drug Church at the end of Year 9’s “The Producer”, we outlined a fairly large story, with Drug Church: The Prequel being the beginning story to it.  A few happy accidents and Mikael Johnson (who was originally only going to serve as Producer and not star in) was cast in the role of Police Chief. Jeff Keilholtz and Matthew Manning were the enthusiastic cop and his partner on the lookout for criminal mastermind Clownface. Production for 72 shorts is normally more limited than even the 72 filmmakers have, with half a day of shooting max, but Drug Church had the luxury a few half days of shooting. Shooting went right down to the wire with Clark and Sam out filming the final scene in between hosting duties of Friday Night Premieres. At the same time everyone else’s movies were playing at Weinberg, they drove around got final shots, and ran back in to finish the show. Nothing like last minute. It’s all part of what makes 72 weekend so fun. One day we’ll return to the world of Drug Church.