Monthly Archives: March 2013

DUO Honored at Filmapalooza in Hollywood

by Jim Pennington

Under our “fun” moniker, Star Wipe Films, our film “Welcome to the Neighborhood” was honored with two awards at the Filmapalooza Film Fest in Hollywood.  Here is the press release.

BALTIMORE FILM HONORED IN HOLLYWOOD

“Welcome to the Neighborhood”  by Star Wipe Films
honored at the Filmapalooza Film Festival

Hollywood, California (March 10, 2013) | “Welcome to the Neighborhood”, the entry by Star Wipe Films representing the city of Baltimore at the Filmapalooza Film Festival in Hollywood, was honored with two awards. Doug Powell, who portrayed Louis Ledbetter, a busybody, was awarded “Best Actor”. Star Wipe Films was also awarded “Best Use of Character”.  The winners were announced at a red carpet screening on March 10 at the historic Chinese Theatre, the former Grauman’s Theatre Complex.

“Welcome to the Neighborhood” won several awards at the 2012 Baltimore 48 Hour Film contest including top honors as “Best Film”. With top honors came the opportunity to screen as part of the Filmapalooza Film Fest 2013.

“Welcome to the Neighborhood”, was created in only 48 hours by Star Wipe Films, a team of filmmakers who have participated in ten 48 Hour Film Projects over the last ten years in the cities of Baltimore, D.C., and Atlanta. The team has won many awards over the years (including runner up as “Best Film”), but this was the first time winning top honors. This film is one of over 4,000 films from 115 cities around the world that competed in 2012.

David Garner, executive producer, attended Filmapalooza and joined filmmakers from around the world including Cape Town, Hong Kong, Prague, Osaka and Dubai.

“Welcome to the Neighborhood” is available for viewing at www.StarWipeFilms.com.

DUO Film Screens at Filmapalooza in Hollywood

by Jim Pennington

Under our “fun” moniker, Star Wipe Films, we will be screening our film “Welcome to the Neighborhood” at the Filmapalooza Film Fest in Hollywood.  Here is the press release.

BALTIMORE FILM TO SCREEN IN HOLLYWOOD

“Welcome to the Neighborhood”  by Star Wipe Films
to screen at the Filmapalooza Film Festival

Baltimore, Maryland (March 8, 2013) | “Welcome to the Neighborhood”, the entry by Star Wipe Films to the 2012 Baltimore 48 Hour Film Fest, will represent the city of Baltimore at the Filmapalooza Film Festival in Hollywood, March 6-10. “Welcome to the Neighborhood” won several awards at the 2012 Baltimore 48 Hour Film contest including top honors as “Best Film”. With top honors comes the opportunity to screen at the historic Chinese Theatre, the former Grauman’s Theatre Complex, as part of the Filmapalooza Film Fest 2013.  Filmapalooza 2013 is the 48 Hour Film Project’s 11th annual screening and awards ceremony.

“Welcome to the Neighborhood”, was created in only 48 hours by Star Wipe Films, a team of filmmakers who have participated in ten 48 Hour Film Projects over the last ten years in the cities of Baltimore, D.C., and Atlanta. The team has won many awards over the years (including runner up as “Best Film”), but this was the first time winning top honors. This film is one of over 4,000 films from 115 cities around the world that competed in 2012.

The winners will be announced at a red carpet screening and awards party on Sunday, March 10.  The top 12 films will screen at the Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner.

David Garner, executive producer, will attend Filmapalooza and will join filmmakers from around the world including Cape Town, Hong Kong, Prague, Osaka and Dubai.  The guest speaker is Director Dennis Dugan, whose films have grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide.
For more information about “Welcome to the Neighborhood”, and to see the film, visitwww.StarWipeFilms.com.

For more information about Filmapalooza visit: www.filmapalooza.org

About the 48 Hour Film Project
The 48 Hour Film Project is the oldest and largest timed film competition in the world. The 48 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. The tight 48-hour deadline puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers, emphasizing creativity and teamwork and “doing” instead of “talking.” The emphasis is also on building communities of local creative people – facilitating making new connections, showcasing skills, and celebrating what creativity and teamwork can accomplish in just one weekend.