FuzzyCo Shorts: Candyland

Click to play 14 MB Quicktime movie - requires Quicktime 7. (You can also right-click here to download the movie.)

Whoo-oo, I've posted the second short film, so now it's really a series. Very occasional, but a series none-the-less. (And if you have already subscribed to the FuzzyCo Shorts vodcast (or via iTunes) you would have gotten this short last night.)

Candyland is a short we made for the Vidiocy short film festival/contest back in July 2004. We were given a single word suggestion ("Candyland") and had 21 days (or so) to make a film under 10 minutes long. We made a two-minute film that's a sort of a parody of Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece The Seventh Seal, only with (and I'm giving away the only joke here) the game Candyland instead of chess. (Remember in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey when they play all those games against that bald Death guy? Same thing, only Shaun wouldn't shave his head.) But then we added onto that 2 minute film another 2 minutes of "alternate endings", and then another 2 minutes of out-takes. The interstitial screens are supposed to be like you're watching the special features on a DVD. Does that come across?

The Vidiocy fest pre-selects 8 films out of the 50 or so that are made to be screened for the judges and actually be in the running to win their prizes and Candyland made that cut, but didn't get any farther in the judging. C'est la vie.

If you'd like to go back and read what I wrote about the making and showing of the film in July 2004, it's here: post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4.