Schnelluloid has entered Tacoma’s prestiges 72 Hour Film Festival for 8 consecutive years! This years edition begins thursday.
Let’s revisit this rich heritage in descending order, starting with last year
Bill Henderson assumed directorial management to produce this propoganda-laden ‘sequel’ to EXCRUCIATING EYEBALL (2007) the latter being an audience pleaser, despite its abrassive soundtrack and harsh German overtones. Eyeballin’ received a luke-warm response and possibly ended the eyeball film legacy for the present time.
ALONE? IN THE WILDERNESS? (2010)
I roped my own grandfather into this one, a spoof of the much loved PBS special of the same name. This was truly a group effort in the writing and filming process. Will Henderson playing the role of Dick Proenneke constructs toothpicks from raw timber, prepares potato chips and ranch dip from natural herbs and spices, and encouters an assortment of stuffed animals who populate the surrounding wilderness. The finale was filmed at Rollies Tavern, the actual haunt of Mr. Henderson. Sam Olsen composed the score which perfectly captures the spirit of shows like this! AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD was bestowed upon us.
FOOLISH GAMES (2008)
Kris and Ericka Kendall, both Quiet Shoes veterans, completed the opening segment, designed to spoof typical films showcased in the 72 hour festival. This film was designed to break 4th 5th and 6th walls, and irritate people. We still pick up an AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD, some believe as a result of ‘ballot stuffing’ by our dozens of zombie extras.
Storyboard to shot comparison: (for me, this is a rare move)
LETCHWORTH ROAD (2007)
This little gem was written by Kurt Kendall in a plotline typical of his canon. Bjorn Peterson, Aaron Salinas, Josh Crabtree, and Kris Kendall all turn in stellar performances. We got TOP PRIZE for this little sucker.
EXCRUTIATING EYEBALL (2007)
We made two films in 2007! Bill Henderson took a secondary crew to create the ever-popular eyeball film while we traveled to Roy to shoot Letchworth Road. Schnelluloid’s sister company ‘Cat Scratch Features’ produced.
Our cheeseball 50’s crowd-pleaser. All of our over-30 ‘teens’ really take it to the next level. I don’t need to tell you we got AUDIENCE CHOICE for this one.
Teenagers, Letchworth Road, and Foolish games were later released on SCHNELLULOID: ADVENTURES IN FILM VOLUME 1 in 2010 and is available from www.schnelluloid.com