That’s a wrap!

Last week, Matt and director Motke Dapp (participating in his ninth 48 Hour Film Project) travelled to Cincinnati to make a seven-minute short film, from concept to completion, in just two days. This year they joined forces with Drive Media House and a crew of around 40 to create a spellbinding tale entitled Lessons in Accidental Magic after drawing the genre “fantasy.”

“For Mot to draw ‘fantasy’… it’s just a little too perfect,” said Matt. “That’s right in his wheelhouse.” He added, “I’m blown away by the visual spectacle this whole team pulled off. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

The film will premier Sunday, June 10 at the Thomas Antiques & Design Center in Newport, KY.

Last year the short film, Everyday Yeti, written and directed by Dapp, won Nashville’s top prize in the 48 Hour Film Festival. It then proceeded to receive strong accolades at Filmapalooza in Atlanta (including a Best Actor nom for Matt), and was subsequently screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

About the 48 Hour Film Project
Founded in 2001, The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which a team makes a movie – write, shoot, edit and score it – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre. Forty-eight hours later, the team submits the finished film. The movies then screen at a local theater, usually in the next week.

The winner of each respective city from over 130 countries around the world meet and screen their films at Filmapalooza, (last year in Atlanta). The 48 Hour Film Project has also partnered with The Cannes Film Festival (or Festival de Cannes) for the last few years. A small selection of the top films from around the world will be screened at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world as a part of the Short Film Corner.