Team 52 Scripts scooped up thirteen awards at the November 12, 48 HFP Horror Detroit, something that was largely unprecedented. Their 8-minute+ short film “The House Hunters” was awarded Best Film is about a yoga instructor who agrees to house-sit a luxurious house unwittingly aware of its owner’s nefarious intent.
52 Scripts’ thirteen awards include top honors for Best Actress (Kara O’Connor), Best Editing (Adam Luger), Best Director (Scott Gordon), Best Writing, Best Cinematography, and … Best Film and Indie Choice Award!
This team, or its core four members, has been together for the last eight years, the participating 10 members which helped create this prize-winning short film have been together for the last three films which they have created. And as a team, they have placed third place, first place, and first place with their last three films.
As a result, 52 Scripts qualifies to take its two first-place winners to Filmapalooza 2020 in Rotterdam in the Netherlands where they will represent Detroit.
What does it take to win twice in a row? Cinematographer Adam Luger talks here about his team and what they have planned.
How does it feel to be part of a team that practically swept the boards at the 48 HFP? I understand that you also did this this past summer as well.
Our team has been competing in the 48 HFP every year, for the past 8 years. The first year we participated, we didn’t win anything, but we had a great time and wanted to compete again. Every year since we’ve tried to improve across the board; from preproduction to locations, to costumes, to editing, all while experimenting with new genres, outside of our comfort zone. It has been extremely rewarding being able to witness the growth of our team over the past eight years. To be honest, awards aside, we still agree that participating in the 48 HFP is one of the most fun weekends of the year for us.
Wow, this is great. This AM I couldn’t find anything on your team. Now I have your story. Thank you.
Yea, we don’t do anything (production-wise) outside of the 48 HFP, so we have a YouTube page, but that’s it
Yes, I was on that this morning.
We’re all planning on going to Filmapalooza in Rotterdam in March with our two winning films
That sounds like a great way to represent Detroit.
With your film’s surprise ending and the clever play on its title, I think your success is assured.
About Adam Luger
Adam Luger (31) of Berkley, MI served as co-producer, cinematographer and editor for team 52 Scripts. He is the owner of Blue Racer Productions, a small video production company in Metro Detroit, specializing in wedding videography.
About Filmapalooza 2020: Dutch Edition, Rotterdam in the Netherlands
From March 3rd-7th, 2020, hundreds of filmmakers, writers, actors, and film lovers converge upon Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for five days of films, workshops, parties, networking, and fun. The Filmapalooza experience will include:
• Screenings of the 135 city-winning 48HFP and genre competition films from around the world, plus the winners of the Four Points Film Project
• The awarding of the official Best Film trophies to City Winners at a special festival-wide Awards Ceremony
• Announcement of the 2019 48HFP tour global awards as selected by our panel of international judges
• See which films will represent the 48 HFP at the official screening at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in May of 2020
About the 48 HFP
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop off event, the film is turned in – and teams celebrate. The film is then screened at a local theater in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends and families.