It saddens us to let our fans know that we did not win this year’s New Amsterdam Vodka Short Film Series. However, we are still very proud of the effort everyone put in and the resulting product. It screened very well at the awards presentation tonight at Atomic Liquors and was well received, even by the other competitors. We are also very honored to have been invited to compete against such great filmmaking teams.
This was our entry in the Invitation Only, inaugural short film competition held by New Amsterdam Vodka. New Amsterdam Invited the top 5 teams in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project Las Vegas to compete in making a 3-5 minute short film breaking the stereotypes of our city and showing the other side and to make the film in 48 hours.
Of the 5 Las Vegas teams invited, 1 team did not turn in their film in time to be eligible, leaving 4 of us. It was a huge challenge, even more so than the usual 48 Hour Film Project as we had no notice to prepare by making sure we had talent and locations at the ready.
Those that did participate with us on our film did a fantastic job and Scott and I would like to thank all of you for your help.
Glenn Student of Emerald Motion Pictures
Scott “Scooter” Diel of K.T.F. Media Productions
After placing in the top 10 films in last month’s 48 Hour Film Project Las Vegas, our team, K.T.F. Media Productions/Emerald Motion Pictures, was invited by New Amsterdam Vodka to be one of five film-making teams in Las Vegas to compete in their debut film competition. Five film-making teams in 25 cities across the US are being chosen to compete in creating a 3-5 minute short film in 48 hours. The goal of each film is to represent the filmmaker’s home city by breaking the city’s stereotypes and showing what else it has to offer. Each film must also include the line of dialogue, “It’s Your Town” and feature a bottle of New Amsterdam Vodka.
It was a huge challenge creating this film as we had only a few days notice so coming up with the talent, crew and locations was a difficult task. We had to have a plan B… and plan C. All in all, it came together, though not quite as planned, but I think we might a fun film that I’m sure folks will enjoy.
We will post the film once we have permission from the contest organizers. In the meantime, here are some fun, behind the scenes photos from our shoot.