Friday, January 13, 2006

"Romance" it is...

Be back in 48 Hours...

HD Filmmaker Showdown

In two hours, the HD Filmmaker Showdown kicks off. The genres have been announced. They are Comedy, Romance, Horror, Super Hero, and Fantasy.

We are honored to have noted radio journalist Rebecca Bain of Nashville's NPR affiliate WPLN hanging out with us this weekend to document our effort.

May the best team win. Here's hoping for "Horror".

Friday, November 04, 2005

How about a little top 5 action!!!

We're in!


Forwarded Message
From: "Mark Ruppert" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 17:13:49 -0500
To: "'Mark Ruppert'" <>
Subject: It's Official! The HD Filmmaker Showdown Participants Are . . .

Hello Filmmakers—

After a lengthy deliberation, the selection panel has spoken!

We are excited to invite the following five teams to participate in the HD Filmmaker Showdown in January.

Cincinnati "Infamous The Pelagrino Brothers" Dog Day Prod.
Mockumentary Two “famous” thieves tell their story

Des Moines “Mimes of the Prairie” Team Last To Enter
Mockumentary Mimes helped settle the Old West

Nashville "Pieces" Non-Sense Productions
Coming of Age Woman struggles with her addiction.

San Francisco "The Write Stuff" ScatterShot
Romance On the trail of love and a pen

Washington, DC "Occupational Hazard" WIT Films
Buddy Picture Can two office colleagues stand the strain of a corporate takeover?

In the event that one or more of the above teams are unable to participate in the Showdown,
we will go to our Runners Up List, in the following order.


Philadelphia "The Peryton" Das Kluge Chimp Team Horror

Miami "Trivial Things That People Say in Normal Letters" CCEF Romance

Los Angeles "Significant Others" Biscuits and Gravy Mockumentary

Congratulations again to all of you and especially to our Filmmaker Showdown Teams.

REMEMBER: The Best Film of 2005 will be selected by an entirely different judging panel. All 27 US films and our two international films are eligible for this award which will be announced at Cinequest.

Mark and Liz
Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston, Executive Producers
48 Hour Film Project, Inc.
------ End of Forwarded Message

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Sometime things just come together...

Non-sense production's "pieces" was chosen as winner of Best Film in the 2005 48 Hour Film Project in Nashville. Now we go on to the international competition, where our film will be judged against winners from the roughly thirty or so 48 Hour cities around the world. If we are chosen as one of the 5 best, we will then make another 48 Hour Film, going for the grand prize.

Here's our winning film, pieces.

Here's info on the 48 Hour Film Project.

Here's info on all this year's winners in Nashville.

The "pieces" team:
Cast: Kai Porter, Abigail Hall, Lucas Lord
Director: Trey Mitchell
Producers: Greg Hallmark, Josh Lagersen, Erin Mercer, Trey Mitchell, Ken Scruggs
Cinematographers: Josh Lagersen & Erin Mercer
Editor: Greg Hallmark
Set Design: Andrea Cunningham
Writers: Caryn Cast, Nate Griffin, Abigail Hall, Josh Lagersen, Lucas Lord, Erin
Mercer, Trey Mitchell, Kai Porter, Ken Scruggs, & Tonya Stroud
Casting: Trey Mitchell & Ken Scruggs
Audio: Mike Driskill
Music Supervisor: Ken Scruggs
Composer: Caryn Cast
Players: Caryn Cast - Piano Lin Crowson - Bass
Catering/Publicity: Michelle Mitchell

Greg Hallmark