Obnots' 19th movie, and third just in 2020! For our required genre we drew Sci-fi or Food Film. For our required elements, we had to use a balloon for the prop, 'Piper or Prescott, plastic surgeon' for the character, and the line "He'll be right back." Le Carnage made it to the Boston Best of Screening where it was nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Use of Line, Best Costumes, Safe Sets Award (a Covid-19 safety award), and Best Film! We only won Best Use of Line, but it was exciting to be nominated for the other things. This is version 1.1 with just a few minor fixes here and there, and about 5 seconds added to the beginning scene. An outtakes movie will be coming soon.

 

Cast & Crew: B. Zeb Polly, Ben Guaraldi, Dan Strange, Greg Lohman, J.M. Moss, Jeff Matson, Jen Buckingham, Joed Polly, L.A. Sweet, Leslie Diamond, and Nick ‘Fig’ Figueiredo.

2020

This is the second movie Obnots made during pandemic times (and our eighteenth movie as a team), this round for the 48 Hour Film Project's Global Film Competition. We got detective/cop as our genre, and the required elements were 'a lightbulb' as the prop, Roger/Rhonda Mulkey (judge) as the character, and the line of dialogue "What's going on?" We competed with 11 other teams in Boston. We were "neck and neck" with another team to take the Boston title, but ended up as Runner-Up. We won the following awards; Best Use of Prop, Best Use of Genre, Best Lighting, Best Set Decoration, and “Dou-bulb Indemnity" Award for Best Dialogue. This is version 2 with a deleted scene added back in and a few other fixes. For behind-the-scenes antics, make sure to watch the outtakes video.

 

Cast & Crew: B. Zeb Polly, Ben Guaraldi, Dabu, Eve Pogoda, J.M. Moss, Jen Buckingham, Joed Polly, Leslie Diamond, Nick ‘Fig’ Figueiredo, and Ray Carre.

2020

Due to pandemic reasons, there was a special 'Stuck at Home 48 Hour Film Project' challenge that team Obnots decided to give a whirl. The required genre was 'fantasy', the character 'Priscilla, a doctor' (we had to use one of our grandparents' names + occupation), and the prop was a kitchen utensil. In addition to those, we also had to utilize the theme of 'connecting' and had a required action, which was 'singing, fixing, or jumping'. If that wasn't tricky enough, the Stuck at Home challenge required us to film in our houses and nowhere else (exterior shots okay). We ended up putting everyone to work, and recording at four houses in MA, one in NH, one in NY, one in NM, and one in CA. It may have been "Stuck at Home 48" but it took about 75 hours to get it finished (editing this puzzle took a while). This ended up being the first of three movies that Obnots made in 2020. This is version 2, with a lots of little fixes and about 13 seconds of stuff added back in. Check out the outtakes video for deleted scenes, extra nonsense, and even an alternate ending!

 

Cast & Crew: Abigail Bower, Bahar Baharloo, Ben H. Kram, Dabu, Jeff Mission, J.M. Moss, JenFish, Joed Polly, Leslie Diamond, L.A. Sweet, Nick ‘Fig’ Figueiredo, OA, Ray Carre, Sharon Kubo, and Zeb Polly.

2019

Team Obnots got together once again and stormed our brains hard until we came up our sixteenth movie, Fertility. We had to use either 'drama' or 'slapstick' as our genre, and to our surprise, we went with drama. We also had to use an egg as the prop, the line of dialogue "You don't have a clue, do you?", and the character 'George or Georgette Diffely, Artist'. Fertility tells the story of a struggling couple willing to try whatever it takes to get pregnant, and... well... you'll just have to wait and see... This is version 2, with a few minor fixes here and there. Fertility won the Audience Award for its screening group and went on to the Boston 48HFP Best Of screening. Check out the outtakes video for many laughs!

 

Cast & Crew: Abigail Bower, Benjamin Garton, Dan Strange, Gregory Lohman, J.M. Moss, Jeff Mission, Jen Buckingham, Jess Riggs Garton, Joed Polly, L.A. Sweet, Leslie Diamond, Future Losers (Ghostmuse, Dabu, & Serial Krusher), Nick ‘Fig’ Figueiredo, Ray Carre, and Zeb Polly.

2018

Against several odds, Team Obnots' made their *fifteenth* 48 Hour Film Project movie! We got 'road movie' as our genre, and had to use a flower as the prop, the line of dialogue "Let me think", and the character 'Thud or Thelma Taylor, person of action'. Follow the reluctant meanders of a van-dweller who is forced to hit the road and navigate the somewhat arbitrary 'Code of the Road' that inexplicably comes with owning her green VW bus. This is version 2, with various editing fixes, some deleted scene chunks and voice overs added back in, and other adjustments. Code of the Road won the Audience Award for its screening group (two teams tied). See some behind-the-scenes stuff and deleted/alternate takes in the Code of the Road Outtakes video.

 

Cast & Crew: Abigail Bower, Benjamin Garton, Clara LaFrance, Dan Strange, JM Moss, Irina Peligrad, Jeff Mission, Jen Buckingham, Jess Riggs Garton, Joed Polly, Future Losers, Nick ‘Fig’ Figueiredo, and Zeb Polly.

2017

Team Obnots did a crazy thing this year – we had a crew in Somerville, MA and also one in Fairbanks, AK, brainstorming and shooting from both locations. Believe it or not, we were on time for our fourteenth movie! We got ‘war or anti-war movie’ as our genre. We also had to use a bracelet as the prop, the line of dialogue “I couldn’t have said it better myself“, and the character 'Lauren or Lawrence Soto, Mentor'. Hop aboard for a journey through the serious and the absurd. This is version 2, with a few minor adjustments. This film screened at the 48HFP Best Of Boston screening and we won 'Best Cinematography' and were also nominated for: Best Actor (Raif), Best Costumes, Best Use of Dialogue, Best Use of Genre, and Best Script. Check out the Outtakes video to see how it went down filming in two very far away locations (and laugh at the bloopers too).

 

Cast & Crew: Avery Johnson-Kennedy, B. Zeb Polly, Ben H. Kram, Clara LaFrance, Damon Hyde, Eve Pogoda, Jeff Mission, Jenn Zawadzkas, Joed Polly, Leslie Diamond, Nick Colangelo, Nick ‘Fig’ Figueiredo, Peter Zawadzkas, Raif Johnson-Kennedy, and Sharon Kubo.

2016

Team Obnots gathered our forces once again, this time for our lucky thirteenth movie. We got 'adventure serial' as our genre. We also had to use an envelope as the prop, the line of dialogue "What's that supposed to mean?", and the character 'Paulette or Pierre Kubiak, Connoisseur'. Hop right into the adventures of Idaho James! This is version 2, with a few short deleted bits added back in, and other adjustments. Watch the bloopers and outtakes for some additional silliness!

 

Cast & Crew: Bahar Baharloo, Ben Kram, Dan Strange, Gabriella Thurman, Jeff Mission, JM Moss, Joed Polly, L.A. Sweet, Leslie Diamond, Mandee Macchia, Serial Krusher, Sharon Kubo, Xala, and Zeb Polly.

2015

Team Obnots congealed once again for our twelfth 48 Hour Film Project movie, Hey Buddy! We got 'buddy film' for our genre. We had to use ice as the prop, the line of dialogue "This is the future", and the character 'Shawn or Sharon Middleton, wordsmith'. The movie takes place in the near future where technology has isolated people more and more, some of whom now turn to a new street drug called Black Ice for social interaction. This is version 2 with some fixes and a deleted scene added back in. Need more weird? Check out the bloopers and outtakes for Hey Buddy! Oh and there might be a 60-second commercial for a certain product as well...

 

Cast & Crew: Abigail Bower, Christine Kozol, Gabriella Thurman, Irina Peligrad, Jack Graham, Jeff Mission, Joed Polly, L.A. Sweet, Leslie Diamond, Nick Colangelo, Nuda Veritas, Serial Krusher, Sharon Kubo, and Zeb Polly.

2014

Team Obnots materialized for our eleventh 48 Hour Film Project movie, Ink. We got 'horror' for our genre. We had to use a diary as the prop, the line of dialogue "It is what it is", and the character 'Jacqueline or Jeremiah Jones, teacher'. The movie is about a woman who is haunted by imagery from her dreams -- dreams that begin to bleed into her waking life. This is version 2 with some minor fixes. This film screened at the 48HFP Best Of Boston screening where we won 'Best Costumes' and 'Best Sound'. We were also nominated for: Best Use of Genre, Best Use of Prop, and Best Titles. For a change of mood, watch the bloopers and outtakes for Ink!

 

Cast & Crew: Benjamin Garton, CJB, Dabu, Dan Strange, Inky Stainsworth, Irina Peligrad, Jeff Mission, Jen Buckingham, Jess Riggs Garton, Joanne Sewell, Joed Polly, JM Moss, Leslie Diamond, Mary Patterson, Nick Colangelo, Serial Krusher, and Zeb Polly.

2013

Team Obnots heroically reunited for their TENTH 48 Hour Film Project movie, It Fell From The Sky. We got 'Sci-fi' as our genre, the prop had to be a net, the character Bonnie or Brian Higgins, inventor, and the line of dialogue "Believe me, it's worth it". This movie tells the tale of four high school friends who have their reunion interrupted by the discovery of a glowing alien orb. This is version 2 with a few fixes. The bloopers and outtakes for It Fell From the Sky are pretty dang amusing.

 

Cast & Crew: Benjamin Garton, Ben Kram, Dabu, Dan Strange, Irina Peligrad, Jack Graham, Jeff Mission, Jess Riggs Garton, Joed Polly, JM Moss, Leslie Diamond, Lia Mahmoudian, and Zeb Polly.

2012

Team Obnots returned for its ninth 48 Hour Film Project movie, Thanks A Lot, Hobo Sorcerer. We got 'time travel movie' for our genre. We had to use chocolate as a prop, the line of dialogue "You're making a big mistake", and the character 'Ivan or Ivana Wright, decorator'. The movie tells of a Hobo Sorcerer that gives a man a second chance with his girlfriend by selling him some mystical chocolates. This is version 2 with a few fixes and two extra scenes. Check out the bloopers and outtakes for Thanks A Lot, Hobo Sorcerer.

 

Cast & Crew: Bahar Baharloo, Ben Kram, CJB, Dan Strange, Ian Lippincott, Irina Peligrad, Jeff Mission, Joed Polly, JM Moss, John Dill, Leslie Diamond, Patrick Nichols, Serial Krusher, Tiffany LaRoche, Vinyl Blight, and Xala.

2011

Team Obnots is back once again with its eighth 48 Hour Film Project movie, Working Stiff. This is our first movie in HD! We got 'comedy' for the genre. We had to use a chess piece as a prop, the line of dialogue "I didn't see that coming", and the character 'Uncle Hank or Aunt Henrietta'. The movie is about a party ghost that needs to find a job, and also find his place in the world. This is version 2 with a few minor fixes and an extra bonus bit added at the very end. And umm... don't watch this one with the kids! More absurdity can be found in the bloopers and outtakes for Working Stiff.

 

Cast & Crew: Bahar Baharloo, CJB, Dabu, Dorothy Bassett, Eve Pogoda, Honey Bee, Ian Lippincott, Jeff Mission, Jess Riggs, Joed Polly, John Dill, Leslie Diamond, Patrick Nichols, Serial Krusher, Tiffany LaRoche, Uncle, and Vinyl Blight.

2010

This is Team Obnots' seventh 48 Hour Film Project movie, High Art. We got 'heist' for the genre, we had to use a scale as a prop, the line of dialogue "You win some, you lose some", and the character 'Wilma or Winston Weatherbee, gardener'. The movie tells the tale of the true value of a priceless painting, the people that adore it, and the people that desperately want it... and there might be at least one ninja in it. Most importantly, Gir Bullmastiff makes her film debut! This is version 2 with a few fixes. The bloopers and outtakes for High Art are definitely worth checking out.

 

Cast & Crew: Benjamin "Shwilly B" Garton, Courtney Jane Brown, Dabu, Dan Strange, Gir Bullmastiff, Irina Peligrad, Jeff Mission, Jess Riggs, Joed Polly, Leslie Diamond, Patrick Nichols, Sarah Pierce, and Tiffany LaRoche.

2009

Team Obnots returned again with its sixth 48 Hour Film Project movie, Shattered World. We got tragedy as the genre, we had to use a magnet as a prop, the line of dialogue "Yes! I mean, I hope so", and the character 'Mary or Marty Quinzani, second-in-command'. The movie tells of an obsessed inventor that invents the Quinzani Apparatus, a world-changing device that creates bliss and... rice milk? This is version 2 with a few fixes. More ridiculousness can be found in the bloopers and outtakes for Shattered World.

 

Cast & Crew: Alexa Cohn, Alicia Walker, Ammon EP, Ben Kram, Chris Williams, Eartha Harris, Heidi Fjeldheim, Honey Bee, Irina Peligrad, Jeff Mission, Jeremy Smith, Joed Polly, Karla Unger-Laffin, Leslie Diamond, Meytal Kotik, Nick Colangelo, Nicole Barron, Sarahbeth Anderson, Tess Lee, Thomas Munro, Tiffany LaRoche, and Zeb Polly.

2008

Team Obnots celebrated its fifth 48 Hour Film Project with our biggest team to date. We made the spy film, Special Encounters. We had to use a receipt as a prop, the line of dialogue "This could get complicated", and the character 'Reginald or Regina H. Higginbotham, diplomat'. The movie is about Roger Connery, a spy searching for love. There's also an assassin after him! Oh no! This is version 2 with better audio and a few other fixes and alterations. The bloopers and outtakes for Special Encounters is probably better than the movie itself.

 

Cast & Crew: Alli Poirot, Andrew Sewell, Ben Kram, Benjamin "Shwilly B" Garton, Chris Williams, Chyle Crossley, Eve Pogoda, Heidi Fjeldheim, Irina Peligrad, Jeff Mission, Joed Polly, Kyle Fiske, Leslie Diamond, Nick Colangelo, Rod Webber, Tiffany LaRoche, and Tim Brenner.

2007

Love Bites was made for the 2007 48 Hour Film Project. It's the fourth movie from team Obnots. This time we had to use a shoelace as a prop, the line of dialogue "When you come up with something good, let me know," and the character 'Tom or Thea Quimby, gossip.' Our genre was comedy for the third time, which is crazypants. The movie is about two star-crossed lovers, one a Tranpire, and the other a member of the Ancient Order of the Straightlace. Much butt biting ensues! This is version 2 with a few fixes and a deleted scene added back in. Check out the bloopers and outtakes from Love Bites to soak up more silliness.

 

Cast & Crew: Amanda Laws, Andrew Lindsay, Andrew Sewell, Ben Kram, Heidi Fjeldheim, Irina Peligrad, Jeff Mission, Jeremy Smith, Joed Polly, Leslie Diamond, Pat Nichols, Tim Brenner, and Zev Fisher. Plus additional cast.

2006

The Hardly Boys was made for the 2006 48 Hour Film Project, the third Obnots movie. We had to use a bike pump as a prop, the line of dialogue "That's why I don't trust her anymore", and the character 'G. Goforth, competitive eating contestant.' Our genre once again was comedy. The movie follows the grown up Hardly Boys as they attempt to solve a mystery at the New England Regional Sausage Eating Competition. This is version 2 with a few fixes. There are some hilarious bloopers and outtakes from Hardly Boys that you'd be wise to view.

 

Cast & Crew: Andrew Sewell, Annie Berman, Ben Kram, Chyle Crossley, Cory Schuman, David Rodal, Jeff Mission, Jeremy Smith, Joed Polly, Leslie Diamond, Rachel Imbriglio, and Stephanie Bruce. Plus additional cast.

2005

A-pearl-calypse Now was made for the 2005 48 Hour Film Project, the second movie by team Obnots. We had to use a string of pearls as a prop, the dialogue "I'm not really like this", and the character 'J. Withers, former child star'. And our genre was horror. This movie is about oysters coming out of the sea to reclaim their pearls. Much gore ensues. Obnots won the audience award for this movie from our group's screening at the Brattle Theatre. This is version 2, with a few fixes and additional scenes.

 

Cast & Crew: Andrew Sewell, Ben Kram, Jeff Mission, Joed Polly, Leslie Diamond, Jeremy Bruce, Stephanie Bruce and Amanda Laws. Plus additional cast.

2004

Tarts & Hose was the first movie by team Obnots, made for the 2004 48 Hour Film Project. For this movie we had to use a garden hose as a prop, the dialogue "What's the plan now brainiac?", and the character 'Spudgy MacGonacle, pastry chef'. Our genre was comedy. This movie is about the rise and fall of a boy band, born from Spudgy's pastry shop, called 350º. This is version 2, with several fixes and such. It is important to watch the bloopers and outtakes for Tarts & Hose to complete your Obnots homework.

 

Cast & Crew: Andrew Sewell, Jeff Mission, Joed Polly, Stephanie Bruce, Amanda Laws, and Pat Nichols.

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Team Obnots returned again with its sixth 48 Hour Film Project movie, Shattered World. We got tragedy as the genre, we had to use a magnet as a prop, the line of dialogue "Yes! I mean, I hope so", and the character 'Mary or Marty Quinzani, second-in-command'. The movie tells of an obsessed inventor that invents the Quinzani Apparatus, a world-changing device that creates bliss and... rice milk? This is version 2 with a few fixes. More ridiculousness can be found in the bloopers and outtakes for Shattered World.