Outer Banks Short ‘Let’s Go’ Wins Hampton Roads 48-Hour Film Project Awards
A talented crew of Outer Banks filmmakers brought home big prizes in this year’s Hampton Roads 48 Hour Film Project, winning awards for Best Cinematography and 2nd place Best Film, while also gaining nominations for Best Writing, Best Editing, Best Sound Design and Best Production Design for their short film Let’s Go.
The 7-minute film, entirely written, shot, and edited between August 4-6, tells the tale of a lonely man who downloads a virtual vacation app that goes horribly awry.
The cast features Theatre of Dare veterans Tim Hass, Stuart Parks II, Lisa Pfuhl, and Daniel Ziegler, and was shot in several Dare County locations, including Jockey’s Ridge, Nags Head Woods, Coquina Beach, Stumpy Point, and Manteo’s Lost Colony Pub.
The team, directed by Ziegler under the name Icarian Productions, randomly drew the “sci-fi” genre on the evening of August 4 and immediately set out to write a script. Filming from dawn until late in the evening on August 5, the piece was then edited in the morning and afternoon of August 6 before team members rushed the completed film up to Norfolk to meet a 7:30pm deadline.
“It was a weekend of fun, sleeplessness, and junk food,” joked Hass, who was also a co-writer in the project. “I think you could definitely see the weariness and the bags under my eyes in the pub scene.”
Let’s Go was the team’s first foray into filmmaking and its rookie entry in the 48 Hour Film Project. Up against 28 other films from filmmakers all over the region, the Outer Banks team was nominated for eight awards, winning second place for Best Film. Director of Photography Raymond Wallace, who directed this year’s locally-filmed Lost In Buffalo City, took home the award for Best Cinematography.
“It was a great first effort, but this is only the beginning,” said Ziegler. “The Outer Banks has a deep pool of acting and filmmaking talent and some of the most scenic locations on the planet. We’re already making plans our next short film, and are even hoping to shoot a feature-length production in 2018.”
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