Here are the 15 submissions from our Vidjam 2016 Filmmaking Weekend! 15 different teams created 15 short films using the theme “What Goes Up” in only 48 hours! Check out the shorts below!
Vidjam 2016 Judge’s Choice
Vidjam 2016 Best Directing
Vidjam 2016 Best Story
Vidjam 2016 Best Acting
Team: Covert Films
Team Members: Connor Ryan, Luke Covert, Myles, Brendan Cavanaugh, Joshua Berger, Jess Ploszaj
Synopsis: Two in-laws deal with grief, an alien abduction and the elephant in the room, as fast as the flip of a flapjack.
Title: The Lady in the Tree
Vidjam 2016 Audience’s Choice
Team: Tree Value Picures
Team Members: Nate Smith, Tyler Chick, Melissa Ford, Lisa Budwig, Pat McBride, Valerie Zehring, Kacey Troyer, Tyler Yenna, Stuart M.V.S. Ryerse
Synopsis: A woman seeks wisdom from a mysterious tree-dweller.
Title: Fly On, Golden Eagle
Team: Jerry-Rigged Films
Team Members: Jennie Adams, Cliff Ash, Jacob Compton, Donald Hill, Jordan Kohler, Gordon Snyder, Cody Unger, Stuart M.V.S. Ryerse
Synopsis: A man fakes his death to hear the praise from those he’s left behind, but is unpleasantly surprised at the results.
Title: My Dog
Team: Dana Sink
Team Members: Dana Sink, Evan Myers, Mark Scheetz, Rachel Sink
Synopsis: A boy contemplates his relationship with his dog.
Title: Ups and Downs
Team: Uproot CS
Team Members: Kevin Hillman, Chris Eckstine, Trey Kemble, Luis Cruz
Synopsis: A young man has to overcome the anxiety of going on his first date after a bad breakup.
Title: Boiling Point
Team Members: Joe Naylor, Tyler Clawson, Vinny Secary, Greg Zizzamia, Abbie Hockenberry, Tylor Hockenberry
Synopsis: Devotion is rewarded with deception putting a young husband on the razor’s edge between love and hate.
Team: The Motorboat Accident
Team Members: Kris Smith, Sam Eisenhower, Sarah Crouse, Billy Kalman, Nick Neely
Synopsis: A young man who is struggling in life unexpectedly stumbles up to his future.
Title: What Comes Up Must Go Down
Team: Lily Compton & Ben Hill
Team Members: Ben Hill, Lily Compton, Morgan Compton, Jeremiah & John
Synopsis: A young girl and her new friend must work together to save the local forest that her mother taught her to cherish before her tragic demise.
Title: Spin It Out
Team: Slaughterhouse Jive
Team Members: Hal Cramer, Sarah Austin, Brad Austin, Tara Altland
Synopsis: An overwhelmingly positive girl crosses paths with a constantly negative man, trying to get him to open up.
Title: Wayward Dreams: One Orphan’s Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Team: Sundae Best
Team Members: Zack Moser, Hanniel Sindelar, Michael Tschop, Hillary Henson, Belladonna, Poddington Bear, Felicia O’Toole, Jaxknife Complex, Dalton Deatrick, Andrew Guth, Sarah Witmer, MF Dirt, Jesse Gantt
Synopsis: Follow Felicia O’Toole and a cast of crazy characters as they discover that fame and family both have a dark side.
Title: Hiding Places
Team: Screaming Pictures
Team Members: Sammi Leigh Melville, Alexander Holland, Ashley Mahdavi, Liz P Curtus, Will Rowe, Stuart Landon, Matt Miller
Synopsis: After she is kicked out of a mental institution, a girl becomes paranoid about her sister’s landlord.
Title: sassy fras
Team: sassy fras on gravity
Team Members: Eric Dietrick
Synopsis: samsara suits him, is all.
Title: Chad: Origins
Team: The Stens
Team Members: Gabe Lafferty. Nico Lafferty, Tyler Aunkst, Jake Neil, Connor Biss
Synopsis: Chad thought his life was going great, until today at least!
Title: 3:00 P.M.
Team: So It Moves Motion Pictures
Team Members: Sarah King, Devin Yeatter, Chris Juengst
Synopsis: What goes up must come down. A man obsessed with the woman who runs by his house every day has a chance encounter with her, only for everything to come crashing down when she realizes how into her he really is.
Title: Major Stock Alert
Team: The Cicadas
Team Members: Jason Nardis, Sean Stayton, Sean Kenny
Synopsis: A newly motivated day trader, Eugene Garland is extremely sold on a stock called “Coconut Industries Worldwide” as he spends his life savings on it’s shares. From riches to rags and rags to riches he goes, as this film also touches on the duality of Human Instinct, Greed and Nature.