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First Shot at Hollywood!

Hey everyone, there is some awesome news that I have received. 

My friend John Wachs and myself decided to take part in University of Alabama’s CMF [Campus Moviefest] competition. Unlike every other group that competed, we only used two people behind the camera. I wrote the script, and did the sound while John was behind the camera and did the lights. 

I thought that we would be the underdogs. Every other group seemed to have more people involved with more experience. John stayed very confident all the way through though at times I was sort of discouraged [being that this was my first ever project that would be on film]. We pulled off a fantastic film in less than 72 hours, and had to have it turned in [we only had 6 days to get production and post production done]. 

We showed up the night of the reveal of the top 16 out of the 157 groups that competed. We didn’t have many supporters show up to the reveal unlike many other groups. They revealed the top 16 films… and we MADE IT! At that moment, it was a complete relief and encouragement that we had done at least better than most of the groups. We must have done something correct. 

At the end of the reveal, they gave out awards, and three of the films would go on to Hollywood for the next step of competition. We did not receive best comedy, picture, or drama. However, John got the directors award, and we were admitted into the Black Warrior Film Festival that represents all of the Southeast in Birmingham, Alabama. 

We were informed that night that the video that receives the most views will also get admitted into the Hollywood competition—to show some “democracy”. This is John and I’s dream to be able to have a film featured in Hollywood and be able to make a trip out there to see how the business works and to get some useful contacts. 

I say all of that to say this: please support us, and help us get the most views. We were truly the underdogs, and I couldn’t be more proud of the five people that were involved in this short film. Please take some time to watch and SHARE this film. We are shooting for 2,500-3,000 views within the next three weeks. 

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEKT6fvwpk