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”

Watch The Great Hot Potato Roast Online NOW




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 – BrainCo Productions


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.


Call For Submissions | Ch757 Fall Film Showcase 2014

willpowerChannel 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
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Step Two
Click on the “Video Submission” pull down tab

Step Three
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

Step Four
If your submission is accepted, we will contact you via email along with the “Selection Agreement” and further instructions.

That simple.


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 Videosyou 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!

Channel 757 Announces Three Night Fall Film Showcase

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2014 has been a big year for Channel 757 and we are announcing our largest Fall Film Showcase ever!

This year there will be three nights of films! October 9th -11th at Beach Movie Bistro in Virginia Beach.

This year, we will be opening submissions up to all of Virginia, all of the nation, and the worlda showcase of independent and international film here in the seven cities!

Submission info to follow later this week!

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
Project Leader – Jon Abrahams
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

Project Hot Potato Audience Award | How To Win

Its just as simple as voting.

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.
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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.

See? Simple.  Teams, make sure you know all the ways that you can add to your voting score.