IMDB RECOGNIZES LOCAL COMPETITORS: Deonta Moss, leader for Team A24 created “Coventown,” which was voted by the audience to be their favorite film and was judged to earn “Best Editing” and “Best Musical Score.”
GREENSBORO — Horror films usually do not have happy endings, but one of the competitors in the Greensboro 48 Hour Film Horror Project has a film that has brought elation to his team.
Deonta Moss, leader for Team A24 created “Coventown,” which was voted by the audience to be their favorite film and was judged to earn “Best Editing” and “Best Musical Score.” One of the prizes given was a free entry into the Independent Short Awards, held by the International Movie Data Base (IMDB). Each month, entries from around the world are submitted, selected, and then judged by experts in the film industry in North Hollywood. “Coventown” was selected and won the Gold Award for November.
On Oct. 12, 26 teams gathered in Greensboro to kick-off the special genre competition, an off-shoot of the regular 48 Hour Film Project. Each team drew a sub-genre, and were required to include a character named Bill or Belle Tyler as a hairdresser or barber, a disposable cup as a prop, and use the line of dialogue, “That’s one way to get rid of him.” Over the following 48 hours, they wrote, shot, and edited a short 4- to 7- minute film and turned it in. All the films were screened on Oct. 20, and audiences voted for their favorites. Judges determined award winners for acting, directing, best film, and others.
“Coventown” was created with religious cult as the sub-genre. The main character finds herself stranded in a suburban neighborhood when her car breaks down. When she seeks help, she finds the residents uninviting.
The 48 Hour Film Project is the world’s oldest and largest timed film competition, held in 130 cities worldwide, and is designed to encourage creativity and community during a wild weekend of filmmaking. In addition to the regular 48HFP, some cities, including Greensboro, opt to hold a special genre competition. This was the third Horror competition held in Greensboro, and enrollment doubled from last year. The regular competition has been held in Greensboro every summer since 2004 and the event in June had 40 participating teams. Teams are encouraged to enter film festivals, share their films, or even develop their stories further.
https://www.48hourfilm.com/en/greensboro-nc/films/34837 (See “Coventown” and a few of the other films at this link)
Complete List of Awards:
Best Sound Design – “Papa’s Little Girl” by Fav & Fav Films, Team Leader Bobby Pimentel
Best Graphics – “Lexi” by Film Flam, Team Leader Marie Stone-van Vuuren
Best Musical Score – “Coventown” by A24, Team Leader Deonta Moss
Best Makeup – “XDR” by Bottom Shelf Films, Team Leader Andrew Mudgett
Best Costumes – “Hellexa” by Sick Chicks on Adrenalin, Team Leader Christine Parker
Best Special Effects – “The 9 – 6 Sense” by Unstoppable Failure, Team Leader AJ Schraeder
Best Scare – “Order of the Omega by Triad Film Collaborative, Team Leader Gabe Tufano
Best Writing – “Hellexa” by Sick Chicks on Adrenalin, Team Leader Christine Parker
Best Editing – “Coventown” by A24, Team Leader Deonta Moss
Best Cinematography – “Smoke -n-Mirrors” by StumblePax, Team Leader Ken Randall
Best Directing – “Papa’s Little Girl” by Fav & Fav Films, Team Leader Bobby Pimentel
Best Actor – Al Schraeder in “The 9 – 6 Sense” by Unstoppable Failure, Team Leader AJ Schraeder
Best Actress – Heidi McIver as Belle Tyler in “Worse than Death” by Layla Films, Team Leader Olivia Mungal
Best Use of Character – “Shear Madness” by Time4Play, Team Leader Aaron Jackson
Best Use of Prop – “Cut & Run” by AstroJane Productions, Team Leader Tony Prestwood
Best use of Line of Dialogue – “Rite of Passing” by Tropicana Pictures, Team Leader Brendan Malone
Audience Award Group A – “The 9 – 6 Sense” by Unstoppable Failure, Team Leader AJ Schraeder
Audience Award Group B – “Coventown” by A24, Team Leader Deonta Moss
Runner Up Best Film – “Lexi” by Film Flam, Team Leader Marie Stone-van Vuuren
Best Film – “Papa’s Little Girl” by Fav & Fav Films, Team Leader Bobby Pimentel