Friday, February 8, 2008

Local Filmmakers win National Film Challenge

The 48 Hour Film Project's sister competition, the National Film Challenge, took place on October 19th through the 22nd.

Teams from around the world wrote, shot, and edited short films in three days. They each received a character, prop, line of dialogue, and a genre on a secure website at 7pm local time on October 19th and mailed their film in on October 22nd.

Over 180 teams from around the world competed in the competition and The National Film Challenge announced last week the Albuquerque team, Rattlesnake Wash Productions as the 2007 Grand Prize Winner, with their film “Time Cougars”. The film also won the award for “Best Acting Ensemble”.

The film will be screened at The Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA in association with The 48 Hour Film Projects end-of-year screening and awards ceremony, Filmapalooza. The Festival takes place February 29th – March 2nd.

Visit the National Film Challenge webpage for more information.

Or the 48 Hour Film Project @

Rattlesnake Wash Productions was founded by local, actor, writer and producer Isaac Kappy in late 2007.

The collective of local talents that make up Rattlesnake Wash Productions, along with Isaac Kappy, are Mark Chavez and Shenoah Allen, creators of the critically acclaimed comedy duo, The Pajama Men, actor, writer and director Ross Kelly, actor, editor and director Reuben Finkelstein. Cinematographer Nolan Rudi, writer Josh Klein and actor/artist David Kappy to name a few.

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