Last run

2 03 2011

I found out about a week or so ago that my short film/commercial, Last Text, had been shortlisted in the ICBC 180 contest, which was pretty awesome since my film was 1 out of 10 in the category of Distracted Driving, and subsequently, one out of 30 out of the three categories.  I have to say that though I consider myself to be quite the humble guy, some of the other entries didn’t really impress me.  Maybe it’s the fact that a lot of them had very similar messages and were filmed in a way that conveyed being safe in a different way.  So when I got the email that the film had been shortlisted I wasn’t terribly surprised.  Sure, I was definitely happy but I didn’t feel like we had a slim chance we weren’t going to get picked, let’s say.

So anyway, I got another email today from the folks at ICBC regarding the contest and unfortunately, the film didn’t get picked for the final round, which sucks.  Was I expecting to get into the final round?  Well, I didn’t think it was definite by any means; sure, I was hoping for it but from the feedback I got so far on youtube, it seemed like a fairly significant number of people didn’t like the film, not to mention the fact that other films which I didn’t consider very good were also shortlisted in my category.

It’s all good though.  It was fun making the film in a day, with a great crew (and our one, super duper adorable actor).  Also, the fact that I now have something more on my list of films is a bonus, so it’s not like this whole experience has been all bad. Still, it would be really useful to have a Mac with Final Cut on it so I don’t have to go to Langara and somehow find a computer that might have it.

Thanks to the crew and especially to Joe for letting us film at his place.  🙂  Here’s a link again to the film on the ICBC contest youtube page, if you’d like to have a look.