This time we have a short film for you. Devon and his friends participated in i48 Film Festival and Competition here in Boise, ID.
The Idaho Forty Eight Hour Film Competition and Festival hosts teams of filmmakers from around Idaho. Each team has 48 hours to write, pre-produce, cast, shoot, and edit, an original short film three to six minutes long. Each team is given a genre, line of dialogue, character name, and a prop that they are required to use in the short film.
Synopsis: Written, shot, and edited over the span of 48 hours “Monday” tells the story of an average office at a miscellaneous tech company. The people who work there appear somewhat normal, off work is a different story. The new guy shows up for his first day not knowing what he was in for.
i48 2017 Film Festival –
Group: Reel Brothers
Character name: Diana or Dylan Patch
Line of Dialogue: “Is this some kind of game?”
Prop: Sound dampening ear muffs.
Directed by Devon Callaway and Kyel Shippey
Written by Reel Brothers
Edited by Devon Callaway
Camera by Devon Callaway, Lisa Strader, and Kyel Shippey
Audio/Grip by Lisa Strader, Stewart Saeed, and Devon Callaway
This film made as part of i48/2017.
The film entry titled “Monday” was created by our i48 group Reel Brothers and submitted on June 04, 2017
This week we talked about Train to Busan, a Korean Zombie movie.
In Train to Busan we are introduced to our characters not unlike most horror movies. They are just normal everyday people who don’t know whats going on around them until it’s already too late. The movie takes place in two of the biggest cities of South Korea. Right away you are getting a bad feeling about the place they are in… because if you know the zombie genre then you know these cities would be hot spots for a zombie apocalypse because of their population density. What makes Train to Busan stand out over other zombie films is it takes place on a train.
Train to Busan, a Korean Zombie movie, directed by Sang-ho Yeon in 2016. The film received 7.5 out 10 via IMDB, which is pretty good. The movie stars Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jung, and Dong-seok Ma. According to IMDB, the synopsis is: While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
The Oxford English Dictionary informs us that zombie is a word of West African origin and that it was first recorded in English in 1819. It’s related to the words zumbi (meaning ‘fetish’) and nzambi (meaning ‘a god’) in the Kikongo language, which is spoken in Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and surrounding areas. The term zombie or zombi originally also referred to a snake-god in the voodoo religion of West Africa.
Top 7 terrifying South Korean horror films according to CNN:
1- I Saw the Devil (2010)
2- Train to Busan (2016)
3- The Host (2006)
4- Bedevilled (2010)
5- The Wailing (2016)
6- A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
7- Spider Forest (2004)
Here we are! Our first episode of Shiraz2Boise with Farzan and Devon. We are very excited. On this episode we talked about Under the Shadow, an Iranian horror movie. If you are a fan of this genre, and you have Netflix, then get on it.
Here’s Under the Shadow plot summary according to the IMDb page: “As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.”
This movie is directed by Babak Anvari.