Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 2014 Show Recap

Jay and Victor speak with Jessica Delfino
Hosts Jay and Victor kicked off November's show with special guest judge of the evening, Jessica Delfino, a comedic musician who shared her experience riding a bicycle around New York by performing a song titled "My Experiences Riding a Bicycle Around NYC".  

Jessica sings!

Before introducing the night's films, the hosts started off with a screening of GENTRIFY OR DIE, a film written by Joshua Fisher and Mike Brown with host Victor Varnado (who also directed), where tenants of a building fear hipsters moving in and ultimately gentrifying the neighborhood.  

with Mike Brown and Joshua Fisher
The first film in competition came to us from Australia titled TRASH, a story about a man who after fighting with his girlfriend needs to discreetly dispose of "something" with the help of his laid-back younger brother who has "done this before".  Written and directed by Ryan O'Donnell.

Next, Abby Holland's THE RETURN OF SATURN introduced a fun web series about how a planet's orbit could bring big changes into adulthood, whether you like it or not, even if it involves seeing imaginary friends.  The series is directed by Geoffrey Stevens.

with Abby Holland and Geoffrey Stevens
Then, Rahdy Elwan's amusing one minute short SUPERSNACKERS made us desire the power to instantaneously snack whenever from wherever.  

The animated portion of the evening featured SPAMORAMA by Mondo Ghulam, a creative puppet animation that made going through spam mail entertaining, and DICTIONARY MODELS, a cleverly funny illustration created by Jason Coates about Chuply and Babcock's career as models for dictionary words.

Rounding out the final two films were HOW GUYS' THOUGHTS RUIN PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS by Marvin Lemus, a humorous inside look of a guy's actual feelings about his girl, and lastly Rob Muraskin's CARPOOL THERAPY, an offbeat take on people's problems in carpooling.

Rob Murskin talks about "Carpool Therapy."

Last month's "Wanna Be a Star" winner Martin Lund introduced his role in FRONT ROW CENTER, which in typical "Wanna Be a Star" fashion was finished mere hours before the screening. The Audience and Judges' Award went to DICTIONARY MODELS by Jason Coates.

Star Martin Lund talks about "Front Row Center."

Jason Coates receives the Judges' Prize

Thanks to all of you who came out to the screening and we'll see you at the next show on December 7th at 7:30pm!