So far, this has been an incredible week for the short film The Last 8. First, it won HONORABLE MENTION at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, the longest-running Sci-fi Festival in the world. Then, just today, the film swept the NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, winning BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR (Keith Apland), BEST WRITER (Keith Apland), BEST ACTOR (Dennis Fitzpatrick), AND BEST DRAMA. Congrats all around to those involved. Quite amazing! Thanks to those festivals for giving the film the medium it needed to succeed!
“The most winning film in the history of NWSFF.” - The Northwest Short Film Festival
UPDATE: The Portland premiere of The Last 8 will be at Kelly’s Olympian on May 16th. The NW Short Film Festival will be there to present all awards in person! Doors @ 6:30pm Show @7:30pm – FREE
The short film “The Last 8″ has been selected to screen at the BOSTON SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL. This festival is the longest running genre fest in the world, clocking in at 38 years. SF38 is going on right now, and “The Last 8″ is currently viewable (for a limited time) by clicking here at the NEMO SCREENING ROOM where the public can watch and JUDGE the film when done. Thanks to all in the cast and crew for your hard work, we are proud and excited to be a part of this incredible festival!
The script, penned by writer/director Keith Apland to be Day 1000′s next feature film, gains it’s FOURTH HONOR! The Page International Screenwriting Awards is Hollywood’s biggest and most prestigious screenplay competition, done annually and judged by some of the biggest writers in the film and TV business. This year the competition brought in 5,200 entries from 68 countries around the world! ”Bridgetown Minutes” advances as a finalist to round 2 in this competition. Quarter-finalists will be announced next week. More info on the story can be found by clicking the link above, and check out the promotional teaser below!
Just like last year, the showcase will be at The Knife Shop within Kelly’s Olympian downtown at 4th and Washington on Sunday, MARCH 25th. The doors will open at 7:00pm and the music videos will start at 8:00pm – $3 at the door. From now until March 19th we will be accepting submissions of YOUR music videos. The program will feature the top selections along with the premier of Whalebones’ video for “I Don’t Wanna Live In The City No More”. To submit, your music video must have been made with a budget of $3,000 or less and produced in the Portland area within the last two years. Send files to email@example.com using dropsend.com(click the link).
Today The Last 8 comfortably reached its financing goal on Kickstarter. Now comes time for the real work…filming! All progress on the film will be posted on this website. Thanks very much to our backers, our sponsors, and those who donated generously at the fundraiser!
Day 1000 has launched a campaign to crowd fund a new short film. THE LAST 8 was written by Keith Apland, who will direct. Cinematography and editing will be done by Jon Meyer, and Rachel Sharkeye will produce. Give what you can and receive GREATREWARDS!
The screenplay for Day 1000′s next feature wins another honor, this time at the OREGON FILM AWARDS. It took the SILVER PRIZE in the feature screenplay category. This is the script’s first home state win — where the story was written and where the events take place!
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