VIDEO: Clueless? Wins Awards At Bangkok Film Festival
Above Photo: Best Producers, Best Actress Awards for Clueless
I am delighted to say that our short film, Clueless? won two awards in the 9Filmfest short film Festival in Bangkok last night.
We won Best Producer (Byron Bishop, Sahajak Boonthanakit and I), and our lead actress, Joy Villanueva, won the award for Best Actress, in spite of never having acted before in her life.
Given we conceived, wrote, produced, shot, edited and submitted the film in considerably less than a month, this is a remarkable achievement, and just getting into the final 9 films out of the 200 films submitted to the Festival was a fantastic result.
Some people worked incredibly hard to get us there, especially our brilliant editor, Abishek Bajaj.
For me personally, as the writer of the screenplay, I enjoyed seeing something I wrote on a kitchen table in the quiet town of Nong Khai in northern Thailand come to life on a big screen in a movie theatre in the Paragon Centre, the swankiest piece of retail real estate in Bangkok.
The other thing I enjoyed was hearing a cinema full of peoples’ reactions to certain jokes and situations in the film. My best moment was when something very shocking looked like it was happening on the screen. A guy behind me, as he watched, said out loud, in horror, “Oh no…..!” That made it for me.
Even though I “acted” in the film (one of the two baldies), I was so busy trying to see how everything else was working out, and how everything looked on the big screen, that I didn’t really notice my own performance.
I need to watch it again…
Unfortunately(?) the film will now be submitted to other short film festivals around the world, starting with one in Rome next month, so we can’t load it onto Youtube, but we have produced a behind-the-scenes video and loaded that, which you can see below.
See the trailer for our new film, M.I.A. A Greater Evil. Set in the jungles of Laos and Vietnam, the film deals with the possible fate of US servicemen left behind after the US pulled out of the Vietnam War.
© Peter Alan Lloyd
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