In 2009, SeaScape Films entered The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24-Hour Filmmaking Festivalfor the first time.
In their very first effort, Rook, starring Mary Zinnel (as the Black Pawn/White Queen) and Scott Flack (as a Rook), finished in the Top 10 and won a People's Choice Award. Rook was written, produced and directed by Eric D. Brown. Michael Haspil was the film's Director of Photographer/Cameraman/Editor.
Filmed in Cheyenne, Wyoming over a period of 24 hours, the production utilizes only in-camera editing and incorporates 5 of the 10 elements from the 2009 "Brief," a list of objects, places, or sayings that had to be included in the final film to make it a legal entry.
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In 2014, SeaScape Films re-edited their 2012 film R2OK into a 3 minute microfilm in order to compete in Matt Damon & Ben Afflack's Project Greenlight competition. (A 3-min or less film was a requirement.) Because it did not get enough online votes, the microfilm did not advance to the final round. It is recommended the viewer watch the original cut before viewing this version.
Rook (2009) from SeaScape Films on Vimeo.
In 2012, SeaScape Films took on the Louisiana Film Prize. In this competition, with a grand prize of $50K, Eric D. Brown sought out local Shreveport/Bossier City talent to recreate his Rook story. With the talented Jennifer Doolittle, Dale Beasley and Stefan Rambin on board, R2OK was green lit and shot in four days.
Though the film was not selected to the top 20 for the festival, the production formed lasting bonds between the cast and crew. All three principal players would later go on to star in SeaScape Films' 2014 release, Boxed. R2OK was entered into several additional 2012 festivals, but did not make the final cut in any of them.
This is the 3 minute version of our tale, "R2OK." We will be entering this in the micro short film category of festivals in 2014-2015, beginning with Matt Damon/Ben Affleck's 2014 edition of "Project Greenlight." Stars Jennifer Doolittle, Dale Beasley and Stefan Rambin. Full credits at www.seascapefilms.com. Enjoy!
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In 2010, SeaScape Films again entered The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24-Hour Filmmaking Festival.
Coming off a top 10 finish and winning the People's Choice Award for Rook at the 2009 competition, A Very Bad Place returns Rook veterans Mary Zinnel (as Ellie) and Scott Flack (as Spence) as well as Eric D. Brown as writer/director/producer and Michael Haspil as the film's Director of Photographer/Cameraman/Editor.
Filmed in Cheyenne, Wyoming over a period of 24 hours, the production utilizes only in-camera editing and incorporates 5 of the 10 elements from the 2010 "Brief," a list of objects, places, or sayings that had to be included in the final film to make it a legal entry.
A Very Bad Place finds Spence, a man from Tampa, Florida, visiting a historic Cheyenne barber shop. He's met by a barber (Glen Chavez), a power outage, and Carlton (W. Carlton Reckling), or as Spence likes to call him ... a tall, creepy dude. He embarks on a mission to rescue a king's daughter and avoid the Curse of Seven.