Running the show from a jerry-rigged laptop, Jay shared the trailer to his currently-developing feature film, "The Adventures of Paul and Marian," a romantic comedy musical adventure (if you missed the show, you can catch the trailer here). Then, due to a last-minute cancellation, Jay & Victor solicitated material from the audience, to fill the time left by the missing film. Unfortunately, nobody had come prepared! Note to filmmakers: always bring a reel with you when out on the town, as you never know when the hosts of whatever you're watching may ask for, say, a comedic film under 10 minutes.
|Guest Judge Ioli Andreadi with Jay and Victor|
|interviewing Aaron and Maori|
|with Dale Goodson|
Starting us off was "Stages of Emily," written by and starring Danielle Uhlarik and directed by James C. Newell, from Chicago. The story follows a newly-engaged woman who believes she has only 48 hours to live. The filmmakers pull quite a few laughs out of this dark story of mortal wedding anxiety, thanks in no small part to a strong cast of Chicago stand-ups and improvisers. And our last film in competition was, "Tombstoned," an SVA student thesis film by Dillon McCarthy. The partially-animated sci-fi film follows three slacker astronauts who attempt a stoned moon landing.
|Paula McDonald and Aaron Hughes|
And that's it for us this month, but join us on Dec. 4th at the 92YTribeca for a special holiday show featuring the return of "White Blood Cell Saves Christmas," a special 8-minute edit of every version of A Christmas Carol imaginable, new films by Dale Goodson and Jesse Epstein, and new episodes of Iron Mule faves Old People News and Broad City!