The Traveler: A Project Hot Potato Film

Amy Finch isn’t very good at her job and it’s about to get her killed. She’s on the run from her evil boss, time cops, and even chrono-terrorists.
Yeah– really.  Time Travel kinda sucks like that. This is might be how the world ends.

A production between four teams of filmmakers from Hampton Roads, VirginiaProject Hot Potato is the competition thats really about collaboration.

Winning Team: BrainCo Productions (Part Three)
Most Valuable Actor: Vera Yatsula (Part Four)

 

You might be interested in hearing what these comedians thought about “The Traveler”

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And this didn’t happen.

Kris Shrader PCHP

Project Hot Potato 2015 Most Valuable Actor | The Nominees

Another year and all of the teams have turned in their contributions to Project Hot Potato.

PHP quick shotEach year, four Hampton Roads filmmakers are tasked with producing four different segments of the same movie. One of the hurdles that is placed in their way is a simple rule that states that “no member of the crew or cast can appear on more than one team.”  This leads to filmmakers either being lucky to run with their usual team or putting them in a position where they need to reach out an collaborate with creatives that they might not have previously.

On Saturday, April 25th– we will crown a winner for Project Hot Potato 2015, but there will also be another award winner:  Project Hot Potato’s Most Valuable Actor.

And the nominees are…

Michael Beckner Jr. | Friendly RunawaysMichael Beckner Jr.
Michael has earned an MVA nomination his first year with Project Hot Potato as a member of the Friendly Runaways.

Williams H. Powers | BrainCo ProductionsBill Powers
Not a stranger to PHP as the director of last year’s Critic’s Award winning submission, William Powers is up for his first MVA nomination.

Nathan Emilio | Cocaine BeardNathan Emilio
Star and one of the creative minds behind Channel 757’s flagship production, Issues— Nathan has scored an MVA nomination in his second Project Hot Potato appearance.

Vera Yatsula | Cocaine Beard Vera Yatsula
Last year, Vera became the first winner of the MVA award. Paired with her Issues co start and creator, she has earned a second nomination for Project Hot Potato’s Most Valuable Actor.

See Project Hot Potato 2015 when it premieres Saturday April 25th at the Virginia Beach Central Library Auditorium.  Doors open at 2:30 and the show starts at 3PM.  Immediately following, Channel 757 will crown their winner for Project Hot Potato, the Most Valuable Actor, and a new category for Best Cameo!

One Potato, Two Potato… | Project Hot Potato 2015 Teams- Friendly Runaways

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Project Hot Potato 2015 is set to begin in January so we think we’ve waited long enough…. Let’s meet the teams. What is Project Hot Potato?

Beautiful as she is deadly, Desiree Connell leads a pack of Friendly Runaways…  The gun is for their protection– obviously.

While a frequent collaborator at Digital Thunderdome and having worked with JPixx, Channel 757 is still somewhat unsure what to expect from this team leader though we’ve been assured that “it will be awesome.”

Desiree looks to take the reigns during Project Week 2 and runaway with the PHP Award once the competition is over.

One Potato, Two Potato… | Project Hot Potato 2015 Teams – Cocaine Beard

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Project Hot Potato 2015 is set to begin in January so we think we’ve waited long enough…. Let’s meet the teams. What is Project Hot Potato?

“I swear it was on fire when I got here.”                                                                                                               -Matt Wade

Matt Wade, Team Leader of Cocaine Beard (Yeah…) began his career like most young comedians do: nude Jell-O wrestling with Bill Cosby.  Leaving his gelatin covered days behind him, he grew as an artist in leaps and bounds.

Wade soon became the award winning creator of the acclaimed Channel 757 web series – ISSUES, as well as competing in annual film competitions, and producing one of the funniest podcasts on the web, Matt and Nathan Have Issues. 

Cocaine Beard’s team is likely to include his long time creative partner, Nathan Emilio and we’re sure they’re excited to wrap up the story this year with Project Week 4.

One Potato, Two Potato… | Project Hot Potato 2015 Teams – Misfits

burchfieldProject Hot Potato 2015 is set to begin in January so we think we’ve waited long enough…. Let’s meet the teams. What is Project Hot Potato?

Historian, Filmmaker, lover of Arrow wielding urban vigilantes, as leader of team Misfits, Matt Burchfield is all of these things and more. Whether in the editing bay or in the thick of the action on set, Burchfield is one of the most versatile talents Virginia has to offer.

His team? Strong, determined and proven.  The Misfits are ready to leave their mark on Project Hot Potato during Project Week 1.

One Potato, Two Potato… | Project Hot Potato 2015 Teams – BrainCo Productions

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Project Hot Potato 2015 is set to begin in January so we think we’ve waited long enough…. Let’s meet the teams. What is Project Hot Potato?

The first ever returning team, Project Hot Potato is proud to welcome back last year’s Critic’s Award winner BrainCo Productions!

BrainCo is a visionary team in Virginia’s independent film industry, with multiple award wins at the 48hr Film Festival, as well as other festivals across the state.  Lead by their team leader, the yet to be photographed James Shearer,  the production team pushes the boundaries every time they leave the gate. Project Hot Potato 2015 will be no exception.

BrainCo. Productions will compete during Project Week 3.

 

Project Hot Potato Part Four | Jpixx

vera jpixxChannel 757‘s Project Hot Potato is a competition about collaboration. Four teams have been given the task of creating segments of the same film.

For 2014, the teams created a film about a group of ambitious con-artists and the underworld that they exist in– all pursuing a manuscript which may or may not possess untold power.

Part Four
 Jpixx
Project Leader – Jon Abrahams
***Winner:
Audience Award, Most Valuable Actor: Vera Yatsula

Project Hot Potato 2014 Part Three | Fifty One Fifteen Productions

Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 8.27.33 PMChannel 757’s Project Hot Potato is a competition about collaboration. Four teams have been given the task of creating segments of the same film.

For 2014, the teams created a film about a group of ambitious con-artists and the underworld that they exist in– all pursuing a manuscript which may or may not possess untold power.

Part Three
Fifty One Fifteen Productions
Project Leader – Ezra Petersen