I entered a big competition in America called Campus Movie Fest, which is the world’s largest student film festival and based in American universities. The brief is to make a five minute film in seven days. Each university has 16 finalists and then the winners in various categories advance to the national competition at a big event in Hollywood.
Our entry – ‘Sam and Sam Throw a Mexican Fiesta’ was a finalist for San Francisco State University and won a Silver Tripod Award for Best Story. We now move on to the national competition to compete for the Gold Tripod in the same category. If we get enough YouTube views we could also get back into the main category and compete for Best Comedy or Best Picture.
The film was heaps of fun to make – we involved a lot of our friends and shot in our house and around our neighbourhood! We shot using a skeleton crew of one – Graham Curtis, who did the camera, sound recording and directing – while Sam and I acted as exaggerated, ignorant versions of ourselves.
Check out the whole film here:
Here are some photos from the making of: