SUPER SERIOUS ARTSY PHONEI’m a director now. (ha ha)
One day, my friends and I drove out to this surreal-looking field with a broken old phone and a camera, and made a masterpiece (sarcastic laugh). It was my idea, so I “directed” and later had fun editing it and adding some over-the-top fine-artsy effects to complete the mood.
I later learned that there is a 2 minute film contest at the Fargo Film Festival. The only requirement was that the film be under 2 minutes. I’d never intended the thing we made to be submitted to a freaking film festival. But my friends were all like, “DO IT!” So I did. And to our surprise, it was accepted. A few weeks later, our “film” played on a legit giant freaking theater screen at a legit film festival. Now that the Fargo Film Fest is over, I have made our “film” available for public viewing.
I didn’t know how other people would take it, but the audience at the film festival gave the punchline a good laugh, which made my day.