Winner of the 2003 Boston 48 Hour Film Project
Pie in the Sky is a mockumentary about two friends that start a dot com with dreams of selling pizza on the Internet. It was made as part of the 2003 Boston 48 Hour Film Project.
Our 48 Hour Film Experience
At 7pm on Friday, October 12th, we attended the 48 Hour Film Project kick-off event where each of the teams drew a genre and other required elements out of a hat. We then had exactly 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, score, and deliver a 5-10 minute film. Pie in the Sky was the product of our ensuing sleep-deprived but oh-so-much-fun weekend. We completed the movie and turned in the finished DV tape with 2 minutes to spare. Pie in the Sky won the Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Audience Choice Awards of the 2003 Boston 48 Hour Film Project. Pie in the Sky was directed by Sean Fitzroy and produced by Vikki Merriman.
Our required elements:
Prop: A sled
Character: Bill Latelle, Psychic
Line: "Got any more brilliant ideas?"
The O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
Pie in the Sky screened at the 2004 O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference in California as part of the "Real-Time Filmmaking on Mac OS X" presentation by Sean Fitzroy and Vikki Merriman. You can listen to the audio of the session online (courtesy of IT Conversations).
South by Southwest
Pie in the Sky went on to screen at the South by Southwest Film Festival as part of the International 48 Hour Film Competition where it screened with the Best Film award winners from 11 other cities.