Take Five got into another film festival and we're still crowdfunding for Super Gabby!
Take Five at SF Comic Con
I'm happy to announce that our short film Take Five was selected to screen at the 2016 San Francisco Comic Con Film Festival. I'm very proud of this film because of how it was made: I wrote it in a very short amount of time–just a matter of hours–before submitting it to our school's film club for consideration. Another script had previously been chosen for that semester's club film but when plans on that project fell through, club members were asked to write and submit a shorter film script that would be simpler to shoot in a very short amount of time. The goal was to have the film done just in time to screen at the student film festival the club organizes every semester. The previous script I had submitted–the very first ten page draft of Super Gabby–was not selected so I took this opportunity to try again with a new script.
I wrote Take Five the same day we had to submit it to the group. I ended up being the only one who submitted a script and the group liked it enough to start pre-production; we had one week to cast and prep the shoot! We ended up shooting the film on campus in one day on a weekend and we were able to deliver on time. It screened out of competition and received a good reaction from the crowd. Since then, it has screened at a few film festivals around the Bay Area and won an Emerging Filmmaker Award.
Anti-Hero, another film that we co-produced with Mind.Erase.Media and written/directed by Bo Campbell, was also selected and will screen during the same block.
Friday, September 2, 2016
Funny Business – Block 1
8:00pm – 9:00pm | Foothill B
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Super Gabby is a family adventure feature film about Gabriela Espinoza, a teenage girl who grew up dreaming of being a super heroine like her favorite comic book hero, Scorpion Girl. After tragedy strikes, she no longer wants anything to do with the hopes and dreams of a child as she copes with her loss. A few years later, after an incident involving her friends and family, she reluctantly decides to stand up to a pair of bullies terrorizing the kids in her neighborhood but first she must discover where true power comes from and discover the hero within.
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