Some of you might remember the young filmmakers behind Man Crush, a Campus MovieFest Award winner that I profiled earlier this year. Well, I recently heard from Charlie Myers, who moved out to LA following graduation:
Since we've been out here we've been grabbing more people for our team and renamed ourselves Science & Fiction (for love of science and story). We've made a couple things but this is our first random short.
It's a rather timely parody coinciding with the release of THE HOBBIT, entitled Fifty Shades of Gandalf the Grey.
Janell Lenfert - Anastasia Steele
Chris Kleckner - Gandalf
Joey Hodo, Charlie Myers, Charlie Mattingly shot and chopped it
Original score by Bo Jacobson
Charlie goes on to say:
If you'd like to see what else we've made it's all listed on our channel. The boys shot a web series called Stuck on Sycamore before I
moved out. I cut it together and then we all collaborated on a sequel,
which is long in duration but pretty fun. We plan on making a third and
final installment in a couple months.
I wish the best for these guys. Man Crush was a great short under any circumstances, much less a one-week deadline, but even more importantly, these guys are dedicated to making more output. They aren't just talking about shooting projects - they ARE making movies. Keeping at it sometimes is the hardest part, and I really salute these guys not just for the product, but for the work ethic behind it.
Happy Holidays everyone!