48hr Film Challenge – Films

Following is the screening order of the 2016 Omaha Film Festival 48hr Film Challenge Films

Screening is Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30
at the Village Pointe Cinema

Admission is just $5 at the door!

The Shift – 4:57 minutes – Comedy
Team Gut
Director: John Gutowski
Producer: John Gutowski
Screenwriters: John Gutowski, Tierre Cabbell, Ernest Bless, David Terrell Green
Cast: John Gutowski, Tierre Cabbell, Ernest Bless, Terrell Green, Noelle Pee, Jon Daniel Roberson
Additional Crew: Justino de Medeiros

Synopsis: A new employee gets stuck working the desk waiting for another employee to relieve him. He deals with patrons who come into the shop and remains completely oblivious to the business’s true dealing. Will Ben even show?

Chocolate Spades – 4:51 minutes – Drama
Team First Bite
Director: Asa Neville
Producer: Athena Neville
Screenwriter: Bethany DeCarolis
Cast: Asa Neville, Athena Neville, Bethany DeCarolis
Additional Crew: Dad

Synopsis: Rivals in the underground candy market join forces, to disastrous results.

Ben’s Last Day – 4:57 minutes – Comedy
Student Category
Team Trigger Warning
Director: Gabrielle Push
Producer: Natalie Runyon
Screenwriter: Imani Lamar
Cast: Jaimee Jindra, Cameron Synder, Imani Lamar, Gabrielle Push
Additional Crew: Jaimee Jindra, Cameron Sunder, Imani Lamar

Synopsis: The Super Duper Secret Services (SDSS) president, Sergeant London Harper, has decided to retire. Agent Benjamin Bently is called in after Sergeant Harper has picked her preceding leader. Agent Bently finds the wrong man and it doesn’t end well for him.

On Accident – 4:56 minutes – Comedy
Team Pirate Ninja Alliance
Director: Robert Wilkie
Producers: Robert Wilkie, Alberto Lazo-Halme, Jen DeRouchey
Cast: Robert Wilkie, Alberto Lazo-Halme, Jen DeRouchey, Angel Olsen

Synopsis: Three friends sign up for the local 48 hour film contest and nothing goes as planned.

Five Minutes Ago – 4:59 minutes – Drama
Team S.G. a B. Productions
Directors: Alex Lenosky, Mark Tourek
Producer Alex Lenosky, Mark Tourek
Screenwriters: Alex Lenosky, Mark Tourek, Isaac Reilly
Cast: Mark Tourek, Chris Koch, Molly Mullen, Merlin Olson, Jack Slater
Additional Crew: Tori Lenosky, George Hatcher, Annie Klein, Maura Tourek, Trace Vardsveen

Synopsis: Four friends meet up for drinks before a midnight movie. When the host’s brother shows up, he is forced to make a difficult decision.

White Girl – 5:00 minutes – Romance
NO TEAM NAME
Director: Kenny McKee, Julian Jackson
Producers: Kenny McKee, Tim Vogel, Julian Jackson, Lucas Moranda, Tyler Johnson
Screenwriters: Kenny McKee, Tim Vogel, Julian Jackson, Lucas Moranda, Tyler Johnson
Cast: Lucas Moranda, Whitney Grace, Julian Jackson, Brian Fimbres

Synopsis: A man struggling with his relationship must face his demons. But not everything is what it seems.

Obsession – 5:00 minutes – Romance
Student Category
Team Type II
Director: Mitch Fey
Producers: Jacob Curley, Connor Paintin, Joey Winton
Screenwriters: Mitch Fey, Jacob Curley, Connor Paintin, Joey Winton
Cast: Joey Winton, Jacob Curley, Connor Paintin, Mitch Fey
Music: Connor Paintin

Synopsis: A man’s struggle with feelings for an unconventional love interest, spiraling into a final confrontation.

Something in the Water – 4:58 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team Jack and Company
Director: Jack Forey
Producer: Jacob Phillip Anderson
Screenwriter: Jack Forey
Cast: Annette Wolfe, Paul Pflug, Jack Forey, Jacob Phillip Anderson
Sound Engineer: Trent Pflug
Director of Photography: Jacob Phillip Anderson

Synopsis: A paranoid young man, trying to cope with his brother’s death, soon learns the source of his sickness.

Buscemi – 3:38 minutes – Comedy
Team Gaggle
Director: Mason Shumaker
Producers: Karlee Currin, Mason Shumaker
Screenwriters: Mason Shumaker
Cast: Jon Flower, Tessie Flower, Trae Graham, Karlee Currin, Kayle Moore

Synopsis: A P.I. is on the case after Steve Buscemi is reported missing.

Unfortunately Fortunate – 3:18 minutes – Comedy
Team B and D Productions
Directors: Kari Spangler, Kayleen Serfass
Screenwriters: Kayleen Serfass, Kari Spangler
Cast: Trisha Serfass, Collin Dunn, Fred the Dog, Kayleen Serfass
Additional Crew: Reggie Dawson, Crista Campbell, Emily VanRoekel, Kyle Everette, Yakor Evan

Synopsis: A woman rehashes the experiences of a unique date and with her best friend and discovers it might be true love after all.

Tiny House Terror – 5:00 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team the Farm Fresh Eggs
Director: Tony Bonacci
Producer: Tony Bonacci
Screenwriters: The Full Team
Cast: Micah Renner, Jacqueline McLane, Linda Hughes, Michael Hulstein, Darrick Silkman
Additional Crew: Whitney Van Arsdall, Gabriel Burkman, Chad Wegener

Synopsis: A young hipster couple rent a tiny house for the night. When they are greeted by an awkward family they get a sense that something might be askew.

Buried In the Hum Of The Universe – 3:54 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team Gladanimal
Director: Mike Comstock
Screenwriter: Mike Comstock
Cast: Katie Otten, Phinias Comstock
Additional Crew: Terry Thompson, Dax Sukstorf

Synopsis: A young woman must come to terms with her past.

Wizard Quest – The Questing – 4:58 minutes – Drama
Student Category
Team Those Dorks in the Woods
Director: Emma Korengel
Producer: Emma Korengel
Screenwriter: Emma Korengal
Cast: Kathryn Monochie, Joy Weidenhamer, Bailey Kussman, Sophie House
Additional Crew: Ana Swoboda

Synopsis: Wizards, since olden times, have taken many forms and always kept nature and harmony in balance, including The Wizard of Darkness, a soul fated to bring misery to the Earth. But when The Wizard of Darkness creates global warming, a threat impossible to rebalance, it’s up to the remaining wizards to talk some sense into her.

Acorn of Peace – 5:00 minutes – Drama
Team Fresh 2 Death
Director: Magie McCombs
Producer: Paul B. Allen IV
Screenwriters: Cody Jones, Magie McCombs, Lyn Sanchez
Additional Crew: Dalamar Mctizic, Nate Romsses

Synopsis: Mother has dispute with daughter over her grades and has a change of heart.

You and Me and Buscemi – 3:09 minutes – Romance
Team Buscemi
Director: Zach Bock
Producer: Jesse Merrimen
Screenwriters: Patrick White, Zach Bock, Jesse Merriman, Natasia Otto-Berglund
Cast: Patrick White, Natasia Otto-Berglund

Synopsis: They say that love always finds a way. But what happens when you throw Steve Buscemi into the mix? Will one man’s obsession drive apart true love or will Buscemi be the glue that holds them together? Watch romance bloom as two movie lovers learn to love each other.

Strange Obsessions – 4:20 minutes – Drama
Team ROROFLIX
Director: Levi Peters
Producer: ROROFLIX Production Studio
Screenwriters: Ronnie Romero, Levi Peters, Drake Tucker
Cast: Levi Peters, Amanda Christi, Andrew Nordin, Drake Tucker
Director of Photography: Ronnie Romero
Boom Operator: Brett Mayo
Post Production: Ronnie Romero, Levi Peters, Drake Tucker

Synopsis: A man walks blissfully through life enjoying the constant company of a black and white portrait, much to the displeasure of his potential love interest and society at large. When some friends decide to take matters into their own hands and have the picture stolen, his life begins to unravel around him. Struggling to find any joy in the world after losing what he thinks is the most important thing in it, he stumbles into the startling realization that he might not be the only one who covets the portrait.

The Photographer – 4:26 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Student Category
Team OPS Career Center
Director: Julian Hock-Beaty
Producer: Julian Hock-Beaty, Naomi Turner
Screenwriter: Julian Hock-Beaty, Shakira Hudson
Cast: Naomi Turner, Romyn Peterson, Julian Hock-Beaty, Virgen Palma, Diamond Graham, Ryan Hunter

Synopsis: Young woman is stalked by an unknown man.

Rekindled – 4:57 minutes – Romance
Team Rad Rocket Productions
Director: Robert R. Herbaugh
Producer: Robert R. Herbaugh
Screenwriter: Robert R. Herbaugh
Cast: Colby Trull, Andrea Rolland, Aaron Bailey

Synopsis: After Natalie leaves, Ryan is shattered by the death of his friend Ben. Could this single event be enough to restore the love he once knew?

Stuck – 4:05 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team A Slow Jack Bauer
Director: Daniel Grzeskowiak
Screenwriter: Steve McNamee
Cast: Tim Barr, Cher Bloomingdale, Jordan Smith
Additional Crew: Amber Greser Jade Allen

Synopsis: Stuck in a cramped room, out of food and water, tension rises as three survivors argue about their next move.

Impulse – 2:15 minutes – Horror/Thriller
Team Walter Ego
Director: Dana Altman
Producer: Jordan Fountain, Joe Dempsey, Barry Joyce
Screenwriters: Dana Altman, Walter Ego, Barry Joyce
Cast: Barry Joyce, Ben Drickey
Additional Crew: Derek Altman

Synopsis: Ben. Ben knows how to get it done. Impulses of a lake dweller.
Drawers – 4:22 minutes – Comedy
Team 939 Productions
Directors: Thomas Gjere, John J. O’Connell V
Producers: Thomas Gjere, John J. O’Connell V
Screenwriter: Thomas Gjere
Cast: Regina Palmer, Matthew Hegstrom
Sound Design and Music: Dustin Wood
Title Design: Brendan Gepson

Synopsis: College – studying is necessary; clothing is (apparently) optional.