Out of thousands of submissions, Sonoma State students Alex Bretow and Mary-Madison Baldo have been selected to show not one, but two of their short films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the largest and most prestigious film festival in the world.
Both films are action-thrillers. Rampage is a five-minute Blair Witch Project-style film that took one day to shoot and cost the directors about $1,000 out-of-pocket.
Snake Eyes is a Quentin Tarantino-style story of murder and revenge that took about three days to film and cost close to $10,000. It was mostly funded by the directors, with small contributions from a series of private investors, and a lot of favors asked.
The films were accepted to the Cannes Short Film Corner as part of a nationwide film festival competition called Campus Movie Fest, and are two out of 26 that were selected out of thousands of films. The official selection will be announced mid-April.
The festival takes place in the South of France in May, and the filmmakers need to raise funds to make it to the famous red carpet. To donate, visit their GoFundMe page.
Way to go, Seawolves!