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Tohubohu News: September 2017

Might as well get it out of the way: the results of our first two 48 Hour Film Project efforts were disappointing, to say the least. For the DC competition, “The Rest of Your Life” was disqualified from awards consideration due to a single missed word (or rather, an extra word) in the required line. And “Believe Me,” our entry in the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project, got a great audience reaction, but was not selected for that city’s “Best Of” screening — though I remain proud of the film we made. You can check out the trailer below — a comedic take on the classic “Boy Who Cried Wolf” fable.

Of course, this isn’t the end of the line for either film; we are currently submitting both shorts to film festivals worldwide, so stay tuned for updates!

And we’re not stopping there. We’re diving in once more before the year’s out: competing in the upcoming 48 Hour Film Horror Project for Washington, DC, taking place over the weekend of October 20-22 — with the finished project premiering on (appropriately enough) Halloween night at the Landmark E Street Cinema! Want to join in? Let us know ASAP as we start assembling the team.

In other Tohubohu news over the past several weeks, “Liability” screened at the Horror Avenue Film Festival; “Winston” at the Canine Film Festival; “Tex,” “The Greater EvilandWinston” at the Silver Screen Film Festival (where “The Greater Evil” took home Best Thriller honors). “Winston” also screened at the Clifton Film Festival (for which we had to scramble back from our “Believe Me” premiere to attend); “The Writer’s Dilemma” and “Green House” screened at the Lanett City Film Festival; and “The Greater Evil” showed at both the Cine Miami Fest (taking the Best Feature Film award) and the Global Impact Film Festival. And a nearly full slate of Tohubohu films showed at both the Tampa Bay Comic Con and San Francisco Comic Con festivals.

Coming up, Winston” and “Please Forward” will be screening in Morocco at the Ouarzazate International Film Festival this week (our first-ever screenings in Morocco), andThe Greater Evil” will be showing a bit closer to home at the Midwest Horror Fest in Logansport, Indiana. [Edit: Turns out the Ouarzazate International Film Festival is kind of a shady operation — accepted and confirmed a whole bunch of films, made repeated excuses for not releasing the final program before the start of the festival, and then inexplicably dropped a vast number of films, all while trying to blame the filmmakers for violating their rules (which was patently false).]

Before we sign off, a couple of other upcoming events worthy of note: Next Saturday, September 23, TIVA will be holding their sixth annual Yard Sale & Cookout at DCTV; it’s a great opportunity to pick up some gently used gear at bargain prices. And speaking of TIVA, the 2017 Peer Awards will be coming up on November 11, once again at the French Embassy in DC. We’ve submitted “The Rest of Your Life” for consideration in a few categories, so keep your fingers crossed. (Alas, “Believe Me” was finished too late for eligibility this year.)

Take care, and talk to you again soon!

Upcoming Tohubohu Festival Screenings

This month’s selected Tohubohu trailer: “Believe Me,” our entry in the 2017 Richmond 48 Hour Film Project, which premiered July 22 at the Grace Street Theater!

Tohubohu News: July 2017

Whew! We haven’t even screened our DC 48 Hour Film Project film “The Rest of Your Life” yet, and we’re already scrambling to complete preparations for the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project this coming weekend!

For the DC event , we had a choice between making either a martial arts or a coming-of-age film, and we opted for the latter. As can all-too-frequently happen, both the writing and shooting proved more challenging than expected, leading to a particularly taxing weekend. (Check out our Twitter feed for a blow-by-blow recap as events unfurled.) But in the end, we did get our finished film in on time, and “The Rest of Your Life” will be premiering this Thursday evening at 7:30 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (with Group A) — grab your tickets ASAP (and check out our Facebook event page for more info)!

But there will be scant time to celebrate, as the very next evening we’ll be embarking on the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project competition! Other than the kickoff and drop-off events, we’ll be working locally, so if anyone wants to make themselves available, let us know quickly, since time is running out! Our premiere screening (with Group B) will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at the Grace Street Theater in Richmond — so if you’d like to see the results of our work, be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

In other news since our last newsletter, “The Writer’s Dilemma” screened at the Art All Night Trenton Film Festival in Trenton, New Jersey, and “The Greater Evil” at the East Van Showcase in Vancouver, British Columbia. “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West” showed at the North Beach American Film Festival in North Beach, Maryland (alas, while we were filming “The Rest of Your Life,” leaving us unable to attend in person), and “The Greater Evil” traveled to Italy for the Salento Finibus Terrae film series.

Coming up in the weeks ahead are screenings of “Liability” at the Horror Avenue Film Festival; “Winston” at the (appropriately themed) Canine Film Festival; and “Tex,” “The Greater Evil” and “Winston” at the Silver Screen Film Festival (where “The Greater Evil” has already been awarded Best Thriller honors). We just recently received word that “Winston” will screen at the Clifton Film Festival (meaning we’ll have to race back from our Richmond 48HFP screening to attend), and “The Greater Evil” will show at both the Cine Miami Fest and the Global Impact Film Festival. And we’re still looking forward to a massive slate of Tohubohu films at both the Tampa Bay Comic Con and San Francisco Comic Con festivals.

And (fingers crossed) you might want to make room on your calendars for this year’s Best of the 48 Hour Film Project events — Richmond’s will be at 3:00 p.m. on July 30 (at the Grace Street Theater), and DC’s at 7:30 p.m. on August 4 (at the AFI Silver Theatre. No promises, of course, but we have hope…

As usual, check out our current listing of upcoming Tohubohu screenings (with festival links) below, and we’ll be back in touch before long!

Upcoming Tohubohu Festival Screenings

This month’s selected Tohubohu trailer: Naturally, it’s “The Rest of Your Life,” our entry in the 2017 Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project, premiering this Thursday evening at 7:30 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center!

Tohubohu News: June 2017

Despite being buried with final preparations for the DC 48 Hour Film Project (coming up next weekend, June 23–25, in case it slipped anyone’s mind), we’ve apparently decided we’re not busy enough — because we’re turning around and doing it again immediately afterward! Mark your calendars for July 14–16 and the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project! As usual, Friday (in this case July 14) will be the big event kickoff and scriptwriting session, Saturday (July 15) will be the main shooting day, and Sunday (July 16) will be final editing, postproduction, and submission!

Rest assured that (despite the distant kickoff and drop-off location) we’re still planning to shoot locally. And (fingers crossed), we’re hoping to partner with a top-notch Alexandria-based production company (though I don’t want to say too much for fear of jinxing it). So be sure to let us know if you can join us for this second Tohubohu film outing of 2017!

In other news from the past month or so, “Green House” screened at the Red Shed Film Festival in Rockport, Massachusetts, “Please Forward” appeared at the Kino Zukunft Open-Air Cinema Shorts in Berlin, Germany, and nine Tohubohu films showed at the Ocean City Film Festival in Ocean City, Maryland: “Number One With a Bullet,” “Green House,” “Touched by a Lawyer,” “Remorseless,” “The Writer’s Dilemma,” “Uke & Trust Me,” “Codependence Day,” “Tex: Wisdom of the Old West,” and “The Greater Evil.”

Coming up in the immediate future, two films will be screening just this coming weekend: “The Writer’s Dilemma” at the Art All Night Trenton Film Festival in Trenton, New Jersey, and “The Greater Evil” at the East Van Showcase in Vancouver, British Columbia. “Tex” will show at next weekend’s North Beach American Film Festival in North Beach, Maryland (alas, during our DC 48 Hour Film Project venture), and just a week later, “The Greater Evil” will be crossing the pond for the Salento Finibus Terrae touring film series in Italy’s Apulia region. Speaking of “The Greater Evil,” they’ve already announced that it will be taking Best Thriller honors at the upcoming Silver Screen Film Festival in Tampa, Florida, so we’ve got that to look forward to!

Check out our complete listing (as of now, anyway) of upcoming Tohubohu screenings below!

Upcoming Tohubohu Festival Screenings

This month’s selected Tohubohu trailer: Tohubohu’s first venture into the horror/thriller genre, 2010’s “Liability,” recently shown at the Paura Festival Internacional de Cine de Terror in Valencia, Spain, and soon to be appearing at the Horror Avenue Film Festival in Mattoon, Illinois.