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Controlled Chaos: Tohubohu Productions News

Welcome to the official Tohubohu Productions website. Find the latest news right here, from production plans to upcoming screenings to general updates. Be sure to check back, or subscribe to the RSS feeds (links at right)!

Tohubohu Productions joins the Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project!

Codependence Day” has finished its run with the DC 48 Hour Film Project — while we were selected for the “Best Of” screening at the AFI Silver Theatre, we did not otherwise receive any specific accolades. But that doesn’t mean we’re resting on our laurels. Far from it: In just one week, we’ll be throwing our hat in the ring for the Baltimore competition!

Despite our having participated for a number of years in the DC contest — I think we’ve got a pretty good workflow going — this will be our first time doing so in the Charm City. Not only will this give us another opportunity to make a short film this year, but it’ll present its own set of new challenges (and we do try to challenge ourselves with something new each time). That said, we won’t be changing things up too much — we’re still going to be operating out of our usual Alexandria base camp, and we’ve got a solid group of returning team members — not just yours truly, but producer Lee Perna, associate producer Meredith Sims, and DP Dan Foster, among others.

Like I said, we’ve got just one week to get our act together — the competition runs from June 12–14 (with premiere screenings at the Charles Theatre on June 23–24). So if you’re a part of our regular troupe — or just want to see how you can help us get this going — be sure to drop me a line right away. There’s really no time to lose!

This Friday evening, Tohubohu celebrates “Codependence Day” at the AFI Silver!

It’s be nice to pretend that this whole 48 Hour Film Project thing is routine, but as we discover each year, there’s no predicting how things will go. But this year, despite several moments of near-despair (especially at around two hours before deadline, when it seemed there was no way we’d get the finished product in on time), we managed not only to get the film completed (and turned in), but to produce a pretty entertaining little movie: a little holiday film called “Codependence Day”!

First, let me thank everyone involved in the process. This would absolutely not have been possible without a utterly dedicated cast and crew, and this year’s film demonstrated just what that level of enthusiasm can create.

And second, let me tell you all that you don’t have to take our word for the entertainment value of our little short: You can come see for yourself this Friday evening, May 8, at 9:45 p.m., as “Codependence Day” screens at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center with Screening Group D for the 2015 Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project! Click here to order your tickets — but don’t wait too long, as these shows have been known to sell out!

We hope to see you there — and if you can come out in celebratory Independence Day-themed attire, so much the better (so we can have a shot at the all-important screening Spirit Award).

In the meantime, check out the brand-new 48-second trailer for our film below! Starting tomorrow, Facebook users can vote for our trailer at the official DC48HFP Trailer Contest right here — voting will be open through Monday, with the winners announced shortly thereafter. So please visit, check out the submitted trailers, and give us your vote!

That s it for now — hope to see a whole lot of you on Friday!

Welcome to the Future!

Okay, so it’s not quite time for Marty and Doc to arrive from 1985, but at least we’re in the destination year. And in the spirit of staying current, we’re simplifying our usual newsletter template — so hopefully this should read better in a wider variety of email clients (including mobile devices).

First, let’s get a few quick updates out of the way (since it’s been way too long since we sent out an email update).
  • Uke & Trust Me” was honored with a Bronze at this year’s TIVA Peer Awards for Directing - Fiction, Short! We’ve updated the official page — complete with one sheet poster and trailer — and made sure all of the film’s info has been entered into the official IMDb page (so if you worked on the film, this might be a good opportunity to make sure all of your info’s correct).
  • Remorseless” — formerly titled “At Last” — will be screening at the AFI Silver Theatre as part of a special Short Film Showcase to premiere “Apocalypse Rock,” from Star Wipe Films. Not sure if there’s still any way to get a seat (we’ve got two tickets), but if you’re interested, let me know!
  • Alas, the Tohubohu Producer Podcast is on hiatus for now, but there’s still the potential that we’ll post previously-unreleased material, or maybe even revive the podcast if time permits!
Now that those items are out of the way, it’s time once again for the annual call-to-arms for Tohubohu’s 2015 entry in the Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project, taking place over the weekend of May 1–3! If you’ve done this before, you know the drill — we’re looking for cast and crew; experience with us is definitely a plus, but not a requirement (as we welcome new blood). Our production is likely to be based out of the beautiful Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, though we may certainly travel to other locations if the need arises. So if you’re up for the challenge, let us know (a) that you’d like to pitch in, and (b) what you can bring to the team. We look forward to hearing from you!