I stumbled upon this hysterical Indian ripoff of Michael Jackson’s Thriller months ago and have been searching for the original source, Volga Productions. But since I haven’t found an original for you, I’m posting this YouTube upload.
Two guys decide to play a classic board game, but this friendly competition soon becomes an intense battle of wits.
Credits: This funny video was made by Retourded Comedy, a sketch comedy troupe featuring Eric Vega, Victor Castroverde and Tyler Falbo.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: I met Eric, Victor and Tyler recently when they were students in screenwriting workshops I taught at the University of North Florida. I give them a lot of credit for getting their film stories out there by making their own videos and setting up their own YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/retourdedcomedy. Today YouTube, tomorrow Hollywood!!
A stalwart cupcake escapes from his native land to see what lies beyond the sugar skyscapers and candy-condos. This is a sweet animated short film made by Kirsten Lepore, a freelance animator and illustrator based in New Jersey.
This short film was made for the 2009 Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project by team: Somebody Call An Ambulance. It won multiple awards at last night’s awards ceremony including: 2nd Place Overall, Audience Choice Screening Group C, Best Director, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography and Best Graphics.
The team describes their film: This wasn’t Dani’s ordinary trip to the dentist. Will it be her last?
Credits: Paul Melian, Director; Matthew Miller, Director of Photography; Rachel Kuncicky, Editor and Graphic Design; Joy-Beth Conklin, Rusty Trosclair, Stephen Williams and Matthew Jones, Screenplay. Cast: Dani Sikes, Andrew Kirkendall, Ralin Trosclair, Kassandra Trosclair, Cassie Conklin, Kellie Coleman, Lauren Ferber, Carmen Simkanich and Matthew Jones.
Here are a few more credits, y’all! Asstistant Director, Besanya Santiago; Gaffer, Toy Spears; Best Boy, Andrew Leatherby. And Runners and Production Assistants.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: Congrats to Paul and his team of enthusiastic filmmakers on a cool film and all the awards. I will be posting other films from Jacksonville’s 2009 48 Hour Film Project competition as they become available. Meantime, three cheers for all the winners:
Best Costumes: Winners are: Kathe O’Donnelly, Nadia Ramoutar, Sarah Hosein “Static Lullaby” Team AI Jax Red.
Best Musical Score, the winner is: Charles Beyer “The Forgiven” Team Sixth Floor Museum.
Best Makeup/Special Effects Makeup goes toKathe O’Donnelly, Nadia Ramoutar, Sarah Hosein “Static Lullaby” Team AI Jax Red.
Best Use of Line of Dialog “What Did You Do That For?” Team Distracted “PS I Luv U” Joseph Murphy Team Leader.
Best Use of Prop: A Disposable Camera AI Jax Red Team “Static Lullaby” Nadia Ramoutar Team Leader.
Best Use of Character: Peter or Penny Dupree Car Salesperson AI Jax Red Team “Static Lullaby” Nadia Ramoutar Team Leader.
Best Use of Genre: AI Jax Red Team – Fantasy “Static Lullaby” Nadia Ramoutar Team Leader.
The award for Best Graphics goes to Rachel Kuncicky for “Under” Somebody Call An Ambulance Productions.
Best Special Effects is presented to Daniel Irizarry for “Echo of Elizabeth” X4 Productions.
Best Sound Design goes to: Tyler Denning, Mathew Jones & Raleigh Jones for “Under” Somebody Call An Ambulance Productions.
Best Cinematography is: Mathew Miller for “Under” Somebody Call An Ambulance Productions.
The award for Best Editing this year goes to: Amanda Warford for the film “The Last Soul” Jacksonville.com‘s 14B448.
Best Actress goes to: Amanda Ayres for “Echo of Elizabeth” X4 Productions.
Best Actor is: Kenny Logsdon Sketchy in the film “Sketchy” Hutch’s Heroes Part Deux.
Best Writer: Daniel Irizarry for Echo of Elizabeth X4 Productions.
Best Director goes to: Paul Melian for the film “Under” Somebody Call An Ambulance Productions.
Jacksonville Film & Television Audience Choice Award Group A “Sketchy” Team: Hutch’s Heroes Part Deux.Keith Hutchison Team Leader
Applebox Productions Audience Choice Award Group B “The Last Soul” Team: Jacksonville.com‘s 14B448.Tracy Collins Team Leader
Child’s Play Productions Audience Choice Award Group C “Under” Team: Somebody Call An Ambulance.Paul Melian Team Leader
Best Student Film: “Cars, Tows, Who Knows?” Team: Chicken, Justin Suttles Team Leader
Best 48 Hour Film Project 2009 Runner Up “Under” Team: Somebody Call An Ambulance.Paul Melian Team Leader.
Best 48 Hour Film Project 2009 “Echo of Elizabeth” Team: X4 Productions Glen Vandermolen Team Leader.
Buzz Aldrin is an astronaut, a hero and a hip hop legend. He hits the studio with Snoop Dogg and Talib Kweli to record his latest track, Rocket Experience. Quincy Jones and Soulja Boy also weigh in on Buzz’s lyrical genius and impact on the music world.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: I’ll post the actual music video Buzz Aldrin’s Rocket Experience tomorrow. Weird seeing Snoop coaching Buzz Aldrin in rap, huh?
Here’s a sneak peek at Year One Jack, Black’s new caveman comedy costarring
Michael Cera. It premieres tomorrow, June 19.
It’s about a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Black and Cera) who are banished from their primitive village and they set off on a road trip through the ancient world.
The film is directed by Harold Ramis and produced by Judd Apatow. Here are writing credits: Harold Ramis, writer (screenplay) (story), Gene Stupnitsky, writer (screenplay), Lee Eisenberg, writer (screenplay).
When your co-worker asks you to read his 1,000-page screenplay, would you? If he told you the screenplay was about a misunderstood office worker who snaps and opens fire with a shotgun hidden under his desk…would you read it…over night? In this video by Man In The Box…there’s no choice.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: Screenplays are usually 90-120 pages and no one important in Hollywood ever reads screenplays. Producers give incoming scripts to their “readers,” also called “story analysts” to do coverage…meaning write a vicious review of the script, trashing any elements of originality, intelligence or emotional depth.
A short film from Espresso Animation in the UK chronicling the lives of three hapless yet lovable Easter Island Heads. Directed by Philip Vallentin.
FUNNYFIXX NOTE: Think of the most boring characters for a film and you may come up with the Easter Island Heads. They are just carvings of heads. Nobody knows how they got there. Nobody knows what they symbolize. Boring, right? Not if you’re Espresso Animation.Watch and see.