Nashville, TN (August 18, 2006)–Film students who worked in teams comprised of television and film production professionals in the 2006 48 Hour Film Project in Nashville are receiving trade support from Paragon Studios, a multi-room recording and post-production facility.
For those student groups who demonstrated excellence in short film production while adhering to the 48-hour deadline, Paragon Studios is providing access to the studio?s world-class facilities and highly skilled staff.
Anonymous Productions, winners of the Best Overall Film Award for its work on Pay Day, will receive $5,000 worth of audio post time at Paragon. Additionally, the festival’s top four Audience Award winners will each receive $1,000 in audio post time at Paragon. This year’s Audience Award winners were: Depantstipation Proclamation by International Hamdogglin’, Good Cop, Bad Cop by Future Pants and Paramour Pictures, Taken by Radiate Films and Believism by South Eastern Eating Conference.
“Our sponsorship in the 48 Hour Film Project gives us the opportunity to work with peers in the picture industry, and invest in the futures of tomorrow’s filmmakers,” stated Eric Elwell, studio manager for Paragon Studios. “It is with great pleasure that we offer our resources to these fine, talented individuals. By empowering them to pursue their dreams, we are also preserving the integrity of the film industry.”
Established in 2001 by a team of DC filmmakers led by Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston, the national 48 Hour Film Project festival is held each year to advance the career paths for current and aspiring cinema individuals. Enforcing a tight deadline of 48 hours, contestants must demonstrate the ability to blend creativity while working as a team in a time sensitive circumstance, putting emphasis on the act of “doing” instead of “talking.”