Small Town Critic Film Productions
THE BEST DAY (short film)
“The Best Day” is completed and is now being submitted to film festivals!
2012 Magnolia Film Festival “Best Homegrown Film”
2012 Oxford Film Festival
2012 Crossroads Film Festival
2012 Clarksdale Film Festival
2012 Northeast Mississippi Film Festival
2012 Seattle True Independent Festival
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A SHORT FILM BY: Small Town Critic Productions
RUNNING TIME: 16mins 20secs
GENRE: SCI/FI, HORROR
COMPLETED: September 2011
SHOOTING FORMAT: MiniDV
EXHIBITION FORMAT: DVD,MOV.file
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
SOUND: DOLBY DIGITAL
LOGLINE: (30 words)
On the day of her 10th birthday, happy-go-lucky Jenny discovers she and her family are pawns in a cruel experiment that repeats over and over… and Daddy likes things just the way they are.
SYNOPSIS: (130 words)
On her 10th birthday, Jenny can’t wait to go home from school to see her Mommy who has been “sick for a long time.” When she arrives, she runs into the mysterious, lab coat-wearing Miss Vargas who informs her that Mommy awaits her in the bedroom. Jenny enters the bedroom to find Mommy asleep in bed, but when she wakes her, Mommy seems distant and zombie-like. Through Jenny’s love, Mommy eventually snaps out of it, and Jenny finally experiences the joy she had anticipated. As Mommy’s memory starts to return, she spirals into madness. Mommy and Jenny soon learn they are part of a cruel experiment that repeats over and over, but when Daddy suddenly returns, Mommy resolves to do the unspeakable to save Jenny and break the cycle.
“THE BEST DAY” was shot in Clarksdale, Mississippi by Clarksdale natives and North Mississippi residents. According to local journalism sources, it is the first narrative short film ever shot in the city by its own residents and submitted to festivals. It is also the first known sci-fi/horror film shot in the city. It was filmed in four days and for most of the Clarksdale crew, this was their first filmmaking experience. Writer, Director and Producer Coop Cooper writes movie reviews for the local paper, “The Clarksdale Press Register” and the website Smalltowncritic.com. Coop wrote the first draft in one day after waking from a disturbing dream and shot the film six months later. The film was shot on the Canon XH-A1 and edited on Final Cut Pro 7 & Final Cut Pro X.
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