Here is the short film we entered into the 2016 48 Hour Film Project competition in Denver:

The competition took place from July 22-24, 2016. Our specifics were:

  • Character: Malik or Malia Simmons
  • Occupation: Architect
  • Line of dialogue: “You’ve got a little something on your shirt.”
  • Prop: Lollipop
  • Genre: Horror OR Buddy Film

There was initially some confusion around the name, as we thought it was Malaia, pronounced “muh lay uh.” Though it was clarified Friday night or Saturday morning relatively early, it bled into our actor’s performances.

Paul was there to capture the behind-the-scenes video. It’s 30 minutes long, and you can see it right here:

Finally, the outtakes. Usually we have quite a few moments we can share, but apparently we were all business when we were on the set for this competition, because there was not a lot to choose from. At least, not a lot that was captured on the cameras we used. (Paul got some good stuff, but you knew that already since you watched the “Making of” above.) On to the outtakes!

We did not make it into the “best of” show for Denver this year, but we’re pretty proud of our entry. The team has zero professional filmmakers or actors, but we have a good time and like what we come up with!

I leave you with one final question: Lasagna, or sandwich?