The High, the Truck, and the Hard.

The week before a 48 hour film project is euphoric.  That feeling of anything is possible.  "We’re going to make an awesome movie I can just feel it.  It’s going to be funny and insightful and have the best acting ever, it’s going to look amazing and it’s going to cure cancer and it’s going to give everyone who watched it $1,000.00 cash.”  Oh sweet summer child.  We draw a genre and a truck comes out of nowhere.  Now what?  Blank slate syndrome kicks in.  “Oh God… we have to make a movie.  What should we do?  How do I be funny?  Is bringing up the economy douchey or insightful?  Why does all of our acting suck?!  This scene looks like it was shot with a Canon Toilet Mark III.  This movie doesn’t know anything about Oncology and can’t afford to pay people to watch it!”  Then we’re done.  And we watch it.  And it’s not bad.  What I’ve learned from the last 6 years of doing 48’s is that you can never see what you have until it’s over.  And you have to be ok with making an ok movie.  It’s hard to make a movie.  And you know what?  The hard is what makes it great.


The "Waiting" is over.

Here is the latest 48 Hour Film from Wax Idiotical Films.  Made for the New Hampshire 48 Hour Film Project.


Waiting from The2ndAct on Vimeo.



Whose Movie is it Anyway? - Ours apparently

This past weekend Wax Idiotical competed in the New Hampshire 48 Hour Film Project.  After drawing comedy and receiving the required elements, we sat to write, and for the first time in 22 competitions... we were stuck.  We started and stopped five different scripts that just didn't feel right.  So we decided to try something different... something very different.  Throwing caution to the wind, we came up with 3 characters, a few moments... and went to sleep.

Saturday came, and we gathered where we would be filming and set up what proved to be our most elaborate technical set up.  Three different cameras, and two audio recorders to capture Mark, Kyp and Victoria all at the same time.  With no real script it was up to the three actors to make up the flow of the dialogue and hope that something funny would come out of it.  It was definitely a challenging experience but it was something that we had wanted to try for a while now.  While there were moments of sheer terror, we had an incredibly fun time putting it all together.

Also different for this time around was the editing process.  Typically, Kyp takes the footage home, and edits all night, and basically give a big middle finger to sleep; then Sunday morning we have a rough cut that he and Mark then tweak slightly.  This time around was a little different with Mark taking on the rough cut.

 "Waiting" will be part of screening group B (9:30) at the Cinemagic in Hooksett, NH.


Boston 48hfp Awards

How to Write a Love Song took home four awards and 10 total nominations!  We are incredibly proud of it and can't wait for New Hampshire!   

  • WINNER: Best Use of Line of Dialogue
  • WINNER: Best Use of Genre
  • WINNER: Best Ending
  • WINNER: Best Song ("Lullaby" by Mark Marshall)
  • Nomination Best Film
  • Nomination Best Acting Ensamble
  • Nomination Best Editing
  • Nomination Best Family-Friendly Film
  • Nomination Best Use of Character
  • Nomination Best Song ("You're Writing a Song" by Mark Marshall)

W.I. takes two Cities

We are honored, humbled, and crazy excited to have taken Best Film at the New Hampshire AND Providence 48 Hour Film projects this year.  Caroline Kills Almost Everyone and Love in the Time of Texting will both be shown in competition at Filmapalooza in March of next year.  New Orleans here we come!