Special to Bullet News
“Kiss of Death” produced by Niagara’s Open Concept Films has been awarded in the Best Cinematography category by the judges in the 100-hour film race.
Director Jason Lupish and producer Ralph deGroot are proud of their work.
“It’s quite an accomplishment to place in the top 20,” Lupish said. Tthen to pick up an award. The calibre of the submissions was pretty impressive”
The 6th annual 100 Hour Film Race is an international competition challenging filmmakers to create short films from scratch in 100 hours. Their short, “Kiss of Death” could be loosely pitched as “La Femme Nikita meets “The Mechanic.”
The schedule is strained and flexibility is gone when you have only about four days to make a movie.
“We shot it in less than 12 hours, edited in 12 hours … next year we’ll probably just skip the 100-hour and go right for the 24-hour race” joked Lupish.
DeGroot and Erica Sherwood, two of the principles in this short film, recently starred in “A Kind of Wonderful Thing.” Stand-up comedian Mark Matthews has his acting debut in the other principal role playing a not so funny middle-aged killer.
For your view of the movie go to: www.openconceptfilms.com.