News Release

48 Hour Film Project

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

<i>'A Perfect Night' premieres at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Riverview Theatre in Minneapolis.
<i>'A Perfect Night' premieres at 7 p.m. June 16 at the Riverview Theatre in Minneapolis.   

Scene -- Filmmakers anxiously waiting for the contents of their movie to be randomly drawn out of a hat before embarking on a 48-hour ride of movie making madness.

Welcome to The Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project, where filmmakers receive a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre to include in their movie. Two days later, a four-to-seven minute movie must be completed. More than 60 teams are participating in the film project, and had to incorporate into their films: Les or Lena Olinger, driving instructor; a magnet as a prop; and the line of dialogue, “Tell me about it.”

St. Cloud State University alumni and current students are participating in the international film festival on the team One Last Shot. One Last Shot drew romance as its category, and shot at various locations in St. Cloud. View the trailer for “A Perfect Night” and ‘Like It’ on Facebook.

The film was directed by George Sirbasku, '06, and produced and written by Samuel Mueller, '04. The team includes current St. Cloud State staff Derrick Silvestri, '06, associate producer; Jim Bertram, '88, storyboard artist; and Justin Turkowski, '07, director's assistant. 

Also, working on the film from St. Cloud State:

  • Kyle Fletcher, '09, writer
  • Julia Mehr, '06, writer and actor
  • Mark Albers, '05, actor
  • Scott Wittrock, '09, director of photography
  • Derek Hanson, '04, camera operator
  • Brian Prom, '04, editor
  • Mike Jones, current student, sound engineer
  • Jill Zimmerman, current student, music
  • Mike Girling, current student, behind the scenes   

Premiere screenings for the films are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. June 14 – 16 at the Riverview Theater, 3800-42nd Ave. S. Minneapolis. Tickets are $10.

Best of screenings are 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 at the Riverview Theater. Tickets are $15.

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