The Toronto 48 Hour Film Challenge

Hey Everyone!

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but I just got out of the hospital a couple of weeks ago with some bad stomach issues. Now, I’m alive, kicking, and gearing up for the Toronto 48 Hour Film Challenge which Next Level Pictures, along with a group of very talented and dedicated people, will be taking part in. We’ll be given a challenge pack which in the past has consisted of a prop, a theme, a line of dialogue, and a location. We will then take the pack and turn it’s contents into a short film which will must run for at least six minutes and no longer than eight.

How crazy is that?!

It’s always been a blast and this year will be no different. Make sure you follow us on Twitter at @nxtlvlmg for all of our updates throughout the challenge!

48 Hour Film Challenges are huge. I love the fact that people put these on, as it’s great for filmmakers to get up, get out, and shoot something great. It also is a a great chance to work with new people. Most of these things will require a team of at least eight people, so you will sometimes find yourself reaching for teammates, which will bring new and interesting people into the mix. Hey, the lead in our current feature is an actor that we worked with on the first challenge.

So, get online and search for one in your city! I know that the 48 Hour Film Project¬†literally tours THE GLOBE, putting on challenges in major cities. Meet some new people, see what other people in your city are up to, and don’t forget to have fun.

I’d also like to take a second to thank the people over at Toronto Film Challenge, 48 Hour Film Project, and any other organizations that put together these great challenges. Filmmakers around the globe thank you!

Link to Twitter Page


Fear The Reaper

Hey guys!

We’ve been busy working away at the film, which looks amazing so far, but today I’m hear to bring something else to your attention. Fear the Reaper.

Marc Boggio has managed to craft an¬†extremely¬†entertaining film full of blood, violence, and women, on a budget that most wouldn’t even bother with. Furthermore, we are still treated to a story that will make you think and will keep you guessing until the very end, and let’s be honest, Hollywood just doesn’t seem to deliver on that anymore.

This is something for everyone to watch, especially fellow filmmakers. This guy followed his dream and made the movie he wanted to. It should be a message to all of us out there.

PS – Sorry, I did not originally add this to the post, but you can buy the film for only $10 (that’s with tax and shipping INCLUDED) online. That’s a steal. Show your support by purchasing a copy!