2015 Frantic48 Films


The following teams each produced a film project in the Peace Region as part of the second annual Frantic48 filmmaking competition in April 2015. Their films screened as part of the Reel Shorts Film Festival. Congrats to all of the participating teams for making so many unique creative projects. Great work everyone! We hope you continue to make films and we truly hope to see all of you back in October ready to play again. We want to especially thank team captains and their teams.


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Neapolitan Unicorn

Mike Evans

Dark Light Studios

Ryan Kosa


Mack McDonald

Tricat Plus Boy

Elizabeth Griffiths

Undone Films

Monty Simo


Dustin Shaffer

La Cretes Last Curtain

Shelly Banman

mc2 media

Michael Bourree

Bourbon and Scotch

Gordie Haakstad


Gwen Bonnell

Touch The Button

Henry Bartsch

Red Horizon

Mike Lindblom

Team Awesome

Tyler Moore

All thirteen teams completed their films, and nine completed and submitted their projects within the very difficult 48-hour window. All thirteen were screened as part of the 2015 Reel Shorts Film Festival and the nine qualifying films were judged by a jury and the audience.

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Teams were given 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and deliver a 2-7 minute short film. Each team was assigned a random pairing of genres and all teams had to incorporate a prop (inflated red balloon) and a line of dialogue (“Just because you feel it, doesn't mean it's there.”).

Some teams spent more time polishing their films after the 48 hour challenge, which is heartily encouraged, and some of these posted clips reflect that. Not all films have been shared online, which is 100% at the discretion of the filmmakers, so this selection is incomplete.

Thank you to Community Futures for Sponsoring the Awards, and huge gratitude to Reel Shorts and GPLT for co-presenting this event with PRIMAA.

Award Winners

Congratulations to the winning team, Bourbon & Scotch, led by Team Captain Gordie Haakstad. Their film Dating Bites won both the Audience Choice Award and the Juried Award (not posted online).


The following films represent a selection of participant work that has been posted online. If your film is online and not posted here, please contact PRIMAA to have it added.