A really big night was experienced by Jennifer Gentner, the Detroit 48 Hour Film Horror Project, and 23 teams who competed to make scary and take home the award for Best Film, and other categories. .
Held at the Orchid Ferndale, Ferndale, Michigan, this award ceremony packed the house–filmmakers were allowed to bring their family and friends– as participants awaited word as to whether a film that they had constructed in full and submitted within the constraints of 48 hours was good enough to take the prize. Not only was being the Best Film at stake, but the completed films were judged in a number of different categories.
Ater much anticipation, it was announced that Wastenow Community College‘s own Bat Boiz took Best Film First Place with their amazing film Housekeeper. This is the story of who Phil goes to check in on one of his clients, and realizes not all is right in this seemingly ordinary house.
As Jennifer Gantner tells it, “Very rarely if ever do first-year competitors at the 48 take top prize, so this is a huge accomplishment. ” In addition to Best Film 1st Place, the Bat Boiz also took Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Writing, Best Lighting, and Best Villain. This is an extremely talented group of people and I can’t wait to see more from them!”
The Bat Boiz, for winning Best Film of 2018 with their film Housekeeper, will go on to represent Detroit against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2019.
Here are the winners of the other categories:
Best Movie Trailer 243 votes-Grandma’s Thankskilling by Woot!
Best Movie Poster 224 votes-The Page Turner by VernaJune Ent
Best Costume-The Page Turner by VernaJune Ent
Best Makeup– The Page Turner by VernaJune Ent
Best Graphics-Roar of the Greasepaint by Egg MacGuffin Films
Best Special Effects– The Page Turner by VernaJune Ent
Best Use of Character-Term:LIFE by Timeless Classic Unlimited
Best Use of Line of Dialogue-Dangerous Minds by Holiday Park Productions
Biggest Bloodbath-Life Insurance by MNAA Films
Best Death Scene(s)-Roar of The Greasepaint by Egg MacGuffin Films
Best Villain– TIE Patty the Clown in Rotten Candy by Play Nice and The House from Housekeeper by Bat Boiz
Best Splatstick-Roar of the Greasepaint by Egg MacGuffin Films
Best Gore-Life Insurance by MNAA Films
Best Musical Score-Rotten Candy by Play Nice
Best Sound Design-Bequeathed by Rebel Pictures
Best Lighting-Housekeeper by Bat Boiz
Best Cinematography-Housekeeper by Bat Boiz
Best Editing-Life Insurance by MNAA Films
Best Ensemble Acting-Term:LIFE
Best Actress–Julie Skene Term:LIFE
Best Actor–Scott Baisden Bequeathed
Best Writing-Housekeeper by Bat Boiz
Best Directing-Colton Fromhart Housekeeper
Scream Queen– Ron McLaurine The Page Turner
Group A Dangerous Minds by Holiday Park Productions
Group B The Farm by Technical Difficulties
3rd– Life Insurance MNAA Films
2nd-Bequeathed Rebel Pictures
1st– Housekeeper Bat Boiz
For information on the https://www.48hourfilm.com/en/detroit-mi/horror