Touched by a Lawyer
2011 · 5:53 · written by Robin Brande · produced by Pam W. Coughlan · directed by William R. Coughlan
Phil has an amazing ability: With a touch, he can see exactly one hour and eight minutes into someone’s past. Unfortunately, it seems to cause him nothing but trouble — especially at the office, where he is called in before the boss and lectured on “inappropriate touching.” His coworker Lily is convinced that his ability makes him a superhero, but Phil is hardly persuaded… until a chance bump with a new client shows him that he may have an opportunity to prove her right.
Tohubohu jumped into the 48 Hour Film Project’s tenth-anniversary competition with “Touched by a Lawyer,” a “superhero” film produced entirely across the weekend of April 29th through May 1st, 2011. Robin Brande returned to scriptwriting duty, and William R. Coughlan and Pam W. Coughlan were back as director and producer respectively (not to mention celebrating their own wedding anniversary on the weekend in question). Dan Foster stepped up as director of photography for our first film to be shot using a DSLR camera. The team was also followed throughout the competition by a videography crew from TIVA, capturing footage for use in a 48 Hour Film Project tribute video to be shown at the 2011 Peer Awards. The film premiered at the AFI Silver Theatre on Wednesday, May 4th.