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(Very) Short Film: Payoff

 
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tmlindsey
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:29 am    Post subject: (Very) Short Film: Payoff Reply with quote

This is a short, dark comedy film that my wife wrote, produced & directed for MTV. She won a national contest MTV and Amp'd Mobile phone did way back when they were a newer thing. It was originally a few minutes longer but had to be butchered to "fit" on a cell phone, so some things aren't as clear as they should be.

The contest was to pitch a short film idea to MTV and win up to $10k to make the film. The executive producer and rest of the MTV staff were impressed enough they wanted her to pursue it as a series of connected shorts (one might say a telephonic universe!), but Amp'd went out of business as they were editing the film, so it came to nought. Too bad, we had some really funny stuff planned.


_________ "Payoff" - Short Film - Dark Comedy


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tim, please tell your incredibly talented wife that I can't imagine a short film being more skillfully produced than hers was!

The ending is just perfect. That damn ticket would float around from one greedy person to another — each one become the next unfortunate victim, like a communicable disease running through the population! Sad

If you and she have any more videos to share, All Sci-Fi would be proud to feature them. Very Happy

P.S. I have a crush on the blond. Wowzer . . . Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did props for it and wrote the twist ending. Continuing the "saga" would have been a hoot.

The second one would have picked up with the coldblooded hit-man...who lives with his domineering grandmother until he finally breaks. He tells her off and storms out of her house raging about how he doesn't need her bullying anymore and that he's rich, then gets hit by a bus. It was to end with the bus driver finding the ticket stuck in the front grill. Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The shocking "speeding vehicle smacks a person unexpectedly" packs a punch every time. And it's been done ofter enough to be an effective joke now, not a tragic accident — unless it hits somebody adorable like Reese Witherspoon or Cameron Diaz. Sad

Of course, if a bus hit Tom Cruise, the bus would stop instantly and be totaled, but he would just be a bit dusty . . .

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