In March 2017 parts of the Global Fire Creative team and I decided to enter the DV Mission 48 hour film challenge. A competition that has been running for 10 years previous making it a well known competition in the area. The challenge is the same each year; within 48 hours you have to film and edit a film that includes the title, genre and dialogue chosen by the DV Mission team. Our brief was:

#DVMISSION17 Obstructions

Genre: Lynchian Musical

Dialogue: Q. “What’s it like?” A. “It’s like nothing at all”

Title: The Last Game

Winner: Best Editing
Nominated: Best Actor
Nominated: Best Sound Design
Nominated: Best Film (Professional)

Mark Rose - Director & Producer
Sam Aruwa - Writer
Sam Aruwa - Producer
Sascha Tucker - Producer
Charlotte Simonsen - Producer & Graphic Designer
Sascha Tucker - Cast
Sam Aruwa - Cast
Charlotte Simonsen - Cast

Judges’ comments:

“The advert approach was always going to take away from the musical/Lynch theme, but it worked in the time constraint. Good special effects for the bleeding eyes, funny actress, provided a little relief. Very slick, not very Lynchian.” 

“Virtual assistant on the sofa was very well done. The video game case was well made. Concept was fun, the guy playing the salesman was great.”

“Excellent editing and really good work with the dialogue too.”