We recently teamed up with our little brother production company Unrendered Productions to create a film from scratch in 100 hours. Amongst the hundreds of teams that submitted, we made the top 20.
Having done over ten film races, we were pretty familiar with the process to the point of absolute obliviousness (almost apathy) towards the countdown ticker for the deadline. It isn’t that we were cocky about our skills to compete in high pressure film contests, on the contrary, we went about it in a calm and collected manner, which yielded a great result. The 100 Hour Film Race 2013 proved to be a challenge at times. Despite having customers constantly walking in and out of the clock shop and the clerk yelling some Vietnamese obscenities on the phone due to the lack of ability to close down the business for shooting – we managed to pull out a great product.
Let’s represent Colorado filmmakers…
Just a couple days ago – Unrendered Productions received the great news of eliminating much of the competition and striding into the Top 20 nationwide. To compete in one of these titillating races, there is a submission fee (typically well over $100) for every team, which is incentivized by large sums of money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Typically there will be sponsor related prizes as well. But as human beings and poor filmmakers, we only care about the cold, hard cash. We were given a few parameters to include in the film and guarantee that whatever we submit was indeed produced in the time allotted. The theme was ‘Renew’, the film had to include an action of ‘checking time’ and ‘ice’ as a prop.
I suppose I should cut to the meat of the story and explain why I’m telling you all this. I am here to ask for just six seconds of your time. Note: this time does not include the time you would otherwise spend watching this great short film we present to you, or reading this article. But enough with the disclaimers. Go ahead and click here to vote for “Keeping Time” by Unrendered Productions. We will love you for it. For more information you can always visit the Film Racing website.
Have you already voted? If not, then I don’t know what you’re doing! Let’s represent Colorado filmmakers the right way. Click this link and keep up with the times by voting for “Keeping Time”.
About George V.K.
Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 1990; moved to Denver, Colorado 11 years later and became interested in the art of filmmaking soon after. He is pursuing a career as a Director of Photography while having the privilege to lead the very talented Perplexity Pictures team alongside his partner, Sinjin Jones.