Award of Excellence – “Shotgun” Mike (USA)

Title: “Shotgun” Mike
Runtime: 9 min
Country: USA
Director: Nathan Dains
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: December, 2022

Synopsis: The crew of an independent film prepares to shoot the climactic scene. The slightly unhinged director calls action, and the actors do not deliver the way he wishes. After several bad and goofy takes, the director tries to articulate his vision to the cast and crew, failing miserably. Mike the sound guy, teams up with Carl the camera guy to distract the director and offer some clear advice to the actors, resulting in the perfect realization of the director’s film.