Our little city prize winner “The Cavendish Affair” has it’s debut on an international stage here in Orlando. We had the pleasure of attending the awards ceremony at this beautiful outdoor amphitheater. So many splendid films. A fantastic time.
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So we attended Pittsburgh’s Best of the 48 screening tonight. While hopeful we were not expecting what happened. We won! Like the whole thing. We are headed to Filmapalooza 2019 in Orlando Florida. So humbled.
The Cavendish Affair winner of... Audience Choice Best Actor Best Cinematographer & Best of Pittsburgh
We are getting close to being old pros at this. Gaff Tape & a Prayer has made eight 48 hour film projects now. And even with all our other works and contributions the 48s are still special. For us they are like holidays. A chance to dump the weight of the world for a weekend and just make something.
This year’s Halloween edition we had a blast thinking smaller and thighter. We drafted the genre choices of ghost movie or insanity/asylum. The prompt was a s follows: Character, Joe or Jodi Macintosh (writer); Prop, a Lamp; Line, “Sometimes it’s a struggle.” From there we made an effort to be a single location and be more static in our shots.
In end we made a pleasantly unsettling home invasion and murder. It was simple and clean. And for once we had time to polish it to a fabulous shine. Our audio work and post production VFX came out splendidly. And our audience agreed as we earned Best Sound Design during the judging.
I hope you enjoy,
“Between the Lines.”
We had another enjoyable stress festival of making a movie in 48 hours. This year the draw was action adventure or slapstick. We took those assigned genres and just mushed them together. Then spice with the required elements; Hunter or Harper Drakely, health inspector; a die or dice as a prop; and the line “Did you read my tweet?” Add that together and we end up with our take on a bad day for a super villain... THE SAFEST GAME
We had a blast making it and are pretty proud of it. And the judges liked it too. We won four prizes for it. Best use of Character, Best use of Dialogue, Best Costuming, And Best Makeup.
Wow! Just Wow! We had blast working with a small team right up to the buzzer. We finished with three minutes to spare. Phew! Taking the elements of Vince Frank, Auto Mechaninc; A Paintbrush; and the line "That's one way to make your point;" we built something great. We had decided to dive deep and make a true horror film. And that we did.
Another year another Gaff Tape & a Prayer adventure. We had a blast making this year's peice for the Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film project. It's called "Dark Chocolate" and was a blast. Required elements, Genre: Horror, Character: Lenny or Lonni Safron Chocolatier, Prop: Sticky Note, & Line "Maybe I just don't find you funny."
Yet another fantastic 48 Horor Film Project in the can. I twas an amazing year. We some how drafted Mad Scientiest / Frankenstien again, but no matter, we jumped in. Deciding to make something more a kin to a spoof we pounded out a script highlighting our main ingredients. It turned out great!
Check out "Mind over Meow"
It was that time of year again. Time fo the 48 Hour Film Project. It's been a whirlwind since the last time we were here. A year of amazing things.
This time drew the dreaded western and musical genre. Be we took it head on. Our Character was Seth or Sara Tremaine, Our prop was a mug, and Our line was "You can't take it with you."
check out The Best Outlaws Ever.
Well our little production troupe made another little video. This one we cooked up after the holidays. It is a clever twist on the Scrooge story.
Check it out at the Gaff Tape & Prayer channel
After our award winning film last year, our teammate moved down to Austin, Texas. And of course we saw this as an opportunity to get into two 48 hour film projects. Gathering an amazing talent pool together the folks calling themselves "Media Offline" built something amazing. Working over the net I was able to help do some of the writing. Our local VFX wizard actually headed south and pitched in. With three team members working on it from the original Gaff Tape & a Prayer it felt like opening another branch. But really it turned into something original and amazing.
Check out ["Liability"](http://youtu.be/A61xG_Eft_A)
Talk about an amazing journey. A group of my talented friends and I made a film for the 48 Hour Film Project. And you know what we won the Pittsburgh City Project. That meant we were entered to show our film in Hollywood at the international level competition Filmapalooza, with a chance to win a showing at Cannes. Half a year later I was on a plane to California. And what an amazing time. We didn't get to Cannes but the experiences and people I met with are priceless. And I could not have asked to be in Hillywood with a better group of filmmaking buddies. It will stand as a milestone in my life.
a link to our film Last Man Standing