THE THEME OF THE 2017 72 HOUR SHOOTOUT FILMMAKING COMPETITION WAS WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL!
The normalization of xenophobia and sexism in mainstream society.
This year’s Shootout filmed June 1-4, 2017. The top ten films premiered at AAIFF on July 29, 2017! Judges include ABC’s Excecutive Director of Casting and prizes ranged from cash to NBC mentorships!
The Top Ten of the 2017 72 Hour Shootout:
The Loving Dead, by Chimera Entertainment (Chris Caccioppoli, NY)
The Perfect Donor, by Team Iggy (Jatin Chhugani, NY)
Unwelcome, by Team Aberrasian (Eddie Yu, CA)
Hey, by Team Jack in the Crack (Jack Hernandez, CA)
Normal, by Team MFAs (Edmund Kwan, CA)
Noise, by Team Restless Pictures (Michael Grantland, NY)
Well, Actually, by Team Chitamber (Haley Chitambar, NY)
Reality Check, by Team Rising Glory (Tanya Huston, NY)
Norma, by Team Distopian Dreams (Jeremy Rishe, NY)
Breaking the Ice, by Team Lessons in Sonar (Katherine Chou, NY)
Individual Award Category Winners of the 2017 72 Hour Shootout:
Grand Prize: The Loving Dead by Team Chimera Entertainment
1st Runner Up: The Perfect Donor by Team Iggy
2nd Runner Up: Unwelcome by Team Aberrasian
Most Original Use of Theme: Team DTX Pictures lead by team captain Andrew Hsu of NY.
Best Screenwriter: Haley Chitamber for the film “Well, Actually.”
Best Director: Kaycee Ross of Team AberrAsian for the film “Unwelcome.”
Best Cinematography: Michael “Beau” Grantland of Team Restless Pictures for the film “Noise.”
Best Editor: Jeremy Rishe of Team Distopian Dream for the film “Norma.”
Best Actress: A tie between Rachel Yong of Team Jen Kim CREATIVE, for the film “To Be Determined,” and Sienna Chew of “Parental Guidance Suggested” by Team Inspirasian, led by Kevin Chew, both NY teams.
Best Actor: BRANDON JONATHAN WONG in role of “Kevin” in Just Say It by Team Even Odds, led by team captain Edmund Chua of CA.