Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project Unfolds At Oaks Theater

The Day the Ship Stood Still

The Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project has a new venue, but the challenge is the same – to write, shoot, edit and score a short film in two days. The competition also requires filmmakers to include a character (Lenny or Lani Saffron, Chocolatier), a prop (sticky note/notes) and a line (“Maybe I just don’t find you funny”). On July 20th and July 22nd, 37 teams will premiere their original works – all produced during the weekend of July 8th through July 10th – at the Oaks Theater. See the screening groups and schedule below:

July 20th

6:30 p.m.

Group A

  • Carnegie Screenwriters – Robert Scott
  • Command Pictures – Maura Snyder
  • Everlasting Productions LLC – Steve Sensebaugh
  • Gaff Tape and a Prayer – Mike Hanley
  • Gorlok Productions – Frank Fornsaglio
  • Long Knuckle Studios – David Kost
  • Reckless Amnesiac – Joseph Bucci
  • Sliced Bread Productions – Jose Alban
  • team NOT BECKY – Amanda Menendez
  • The New Century Mercury Players – Deirdre Murray-Holmes
  • Well Known Strangers – Dave Forman

9 p.m.

Group B

  • Blind Tiger Films – Josh Hausman
  • Carter Asylum Studios – Luke Carter
  • Destiny’s Adult – Dan McKosky
  • Everything But The Name Alpha – Edwin Huang
  • Goat Milk Fudge – PJ Gaynard
  • LPC Films – Justin Davis
  • LZmotion – Luis Toledo
  • Rewind Memories – Katie Funaki
  • Square Shoes Productions – Nate Sexauer
  • Team MGBGFilms – Bryan Ghingold
  • Unplanned Comedy – Woody Drennan
  • Willow Street Productions – Katrese Queen

July 22nd

6:30 p.m.

Group C

  • Beginnings – Jackie Druga
  • Blue Knight Productions – Ian Livingston
  • Children of the Corman – Darin DiNapoli
  • Dolce Vita Films – Rishi Sethi
  • Dynamite Carrot – John James Lynn
  • Everything But the Name Omega – Nathan Fullerton
  • Hutchins Films – Jesse Hutchins
  • Nut Shot Warriors – Austin Barbian
  • ShadowFrame – Jason Boyer
  • Steel Forest Productions – Matthew Haider
  • USS Improvise – Jeremy Porter

9 p.m.

Group D

  • C-47 – Tess Weaver
  • ColorNegative – Joe Wilson
  • EPOS Productions – Matt Petrunak
  • Falling October Productions – Alexander Cronin
  • Lion’s Share – Eric A. Smith
  • Locust Street Entertainment – Lance Parkin
  • Pyrite Production – Nicole Wintruba
  • Sinister Dream Productions – Nick Kizina
  • Straight to the Point Productions – William Busby
  • Ted City Yodelers – Derek Wright
  • We All We Got – James Garvin

The bar opens at 5:30 p.m. on both days.

The 48 Hour Film Project Awards Ceremony and Best Of Screening will take place on July 29th at the Oaks Theater. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for each individual screening group (Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D) are available at Brown Paper Tickets. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at 2017 Filmapalooza for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.


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