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That’s all folks! Odds or Evens ended its festival run with two big awards. It won Best Drama and the grand prize, Best Overall Film at the 2014 Shorts Showcase Film Festival in Palm Springs.
When it was all said and done, our film took home four awards during its two years on the festival circuit.
– Best Overall Film: Shorts Showcase
– Best Drama: Shorts Showcase
– Best Community Short: Oak Cliff Film Festival
– Honorable Mention: Taos Shortz Film Festival
Thank you so much to our family and friends who supported the film. Special shout outs go out to our talented actors and amazing crew.
With that, we’re putting Odds or Evens to bed. However, you can always watch it here. That’s a wrap!
People often ask – why the hell did you make a short film? Good question. Why did we make a short film? We certainly didn’t get rich off of it.
In this recent article in Connect 2 Media & Entertainment, the answer as to why shorter is sometimes better may provide some insight.
And what the hell… Odds or Evens is mentioned in the article.
A special shout out to talk-show host, Anita Rufus of K-News radio in Palm Springs. Anita was kind enough to invite actor, Charles Baker and director & co-writer, Jay Gormley on her show to discuss our short film.
Leanna Bonamici, the head of Shorts Showcase also joined the conversation, which ranged from the importance of short films to why Charles decided to play the lead in Odds or Evens.
You can listen to the entire segment here:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Because you watched, PBS listened. Out short film, Odds or Evens, received nearly 2,500 views in less than two months. Not bad, considering it requires viewers to take 20 minutes out of their busy schedules to watch our short.
To all of our friends and followers in Southern California, please tune in. For those in other areas, you can watch it here:
Finally! Odds or Evens is available on YouTube. You can watch the entire film, while improving our chances for a spot on PBS in Southern California.
The fine folks at Shorts Showcase in Palm Springs posted our film to its YouTube page. The more views and “LIKES” we get, the better our chances are to make it onto PBS.
Hope you enjoy the film:
We want to send out a big “THANK YOU” to those who attended the Taos Shortz Film Festival. Our film received an honorable mention for the “People’s Choice” award.
In simple terms, we finished near the top among the audience’s favorite films. Not bad, considering about 100 short films screened at the festival. Thank you, Taos!
Good news! Odds or Evens has an official screening time for the Taos Shortz Film Festival. It will screen Saturday, March 9 at 4:00pm at the Taos Center for the Arts.
Our film is part of the Global Shortz Block, which consists of 10 short films.
Well, this is it. The critically acclaimed TV show, Breaking Bad, starts its final season in July. The show features the talents of Charles Baker, who has built a cult following with his role as drug addict, Skinny Pete.
Quite the contrast to Charlie’s role in Odds or Evens, where he plays a marathon runner with a dark past. It’s proof, however, that his acting range is limitless.
But Breaking Bad is where Baker made his mark and in this interview with AMC, the talented actor from Fort Worth looks back on five seasons as Skinny Pete.
The cast and crew of Odds or Evens are thrilled and honored to be an official selection of the 2013 Taos Shortz Film Festival. Yes… that’s Shortz with a “Z”.
The schedule is being finalized and we are anxiously awaiting our screening time and date. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we have one.
The festival runs March 1-10, which is the perfect time for spring skiing.