Sunday, November 25, 2007

Need a Lift? Parkies' film makes top 25 in national Apple Film Fest

Hey everybody,

You saw it. You responded. You voted. And thanks -- to you, and to the quality of the work -- a group of Parkies has proven yet again that we can compete (and win) against anybody, anywhere.

This time, it's the Apple Insomnia Film Festival.

You may recall that I blogged the event a few weeks ago, listing the five Park films in the competition and imploring you to get online and vote (for all of them...the rules allowed it).

This morning, I got an email from Drew Kalicki, one of a team of filmmakers that includes Greg Dunbar, Casey Dwyer, Tim Pfeffer and (captain) Kyle Kelley.

Out of 3,000 entries, their film, Need a Lift, ranked 15th! And that means it will be viewed and judged on Monday by a panel of professionals, including Terry George (Reservation Road, Hotel Rwanda, In the Name of the Father), Barry Sonnenfeld (Addams Family, Men in Black, Get Shorty, Lemony Snicket, Enchanted), Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Imaginary Friends), James Mangold (Walk the Line, Heavy, Girl Interrupted), Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair, The Namesake), and Mary Harron (American Psycho), among others.

Winners receive a whole slate of special opportunities and prizes....including MacBook Pros (appropriately enough, here in the Park School), Final Cut pro, Shake, and Logic Studio....

And no matter what happens (though of course we expect that they'll win....) congrats to the team for making it to the top 25!


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