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.
Another year and all of the teams have turned in their contributions to Project Hot Potato.
Each 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 Runaways
Michael has earned an MVA nomination his first year with Project Hot Potato as a member of the Friendly Runaways.
Nathan Emilio | Cocaine Beard
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
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!
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.
Channel 757 is now accepting submissions for this year’s Fall Film Showcase in Virginia Beach, VA! There are no submission fees and submission is incredibly easy.
Step One Visit Channel757.net
Click on the “Video Submission” pull down tab
Fill out the video submission form including a link to your video. “Public” or “Unlisted” links are preferred. “Password Protected” will be accepted as well, but include your password in the comments section. Also remember to mention in the “comments” section that your film is a “Showcase Submission”
If your submission is accepted, we will contact you via email along with the “Selection Agreement” and further instructions.
This year, submission is open to filmmakers from across the world as well as the amazing filmmakers of the 757 and the only submission deadline is July 31st 2014.
What are we looking for?
Short films. All submissions should be no longer than 45 minutes but we are looking for any genre. Horror, Sketch Comedy, Web Episodes, Action, Documentaries, Music Videos— you name it. Send us what you have and we will watch it.
Make sure to get you submission in before the deadline and be there Oct 9th, 10th, and 11th for three nights of independent film in Virginia Beach, Va at Beach Movie Bistro!
For the next two weeks on Channel 757: No Format, two of the Project Hot Potato films will be shown on Cox 11 and Cox HD @ 9:30 Sunday night. For those without the capability to watch No Format, the videos will be posted online at 10 PM Sunday. How to Win:
-Each week, two teams will go head to head in audience voting.
-At the end of the second week, the winning team from both weeks will have their scores compared.
-The team with the highest score wins.