As with many years in the past, as this summer has been winding down we decided to enter something we generally just really love doing- the 48 Hour Film Project. We've done the San Antonio, TX event for the past few years after winning it all in 2014 (and the bulk of awards in subsequent years)- and continued that participation two weeks ago. We were given 'Mystery' as our required genre and I wanted to try something a little different (but still within our wheelhouse) this go-around, so we splintered the short film we made into three parts/chapters- the same crime and story from essentially three different perspectives- and I'm pretty happy with how it all came out.
The result is Double Negative, an ensemble mystery crime film (do we really make anything else?) with a neo-noir edge to it.
At-present we're not able to show the full short film publicly online, but I wanted to share the promotional materials and teaser trailer, and at least announce it as a project we've made.
Double Negative has had its premiere screening and gone through a round of judging in the competition, and we've been really pleased with the results and how it has all come out thus far. UPDATE: The short film has been released in its entirety. You can check it out here:
In addition to expanding the cast and complexity of narrative as much as we can with each effort and year of competition, this year we continued to utilize our frequent collaborator and composer, Matt Bukaty, to develop three distinct versions of the same theme for each story perspective in the short- which I think came out really cool and interesting.
The film is nominated for Best Film, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Actor, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Musical Score, Best Sound Design and is in the top 3 finalists for the 'Audience Choice' award. We screen in a final Awards Ceremony, alongside two other nominees for Best Film, Sunday, September 10th- after which a formal online release date will be announced. We're excited about that and hope, fingers-crossed, things move in our favor.
Here is the official theatrical poster:
Annnnnnnyway, just wanted to share our work with this community, and present the project. It's something we're very happy with and hope to share in full with you all soon.