Since: Mar 2014
Pastafarian Productions is back, but I still have no idea in what format, lol. Previously we were a duo, then added a few actors to help, but this year nobody I usually work with is available so I'm a possible solo, possible duo, possible wrangle some random strangers in to make it interesting. If I'm solo I'm tempted to try animation, but was planning to y'know, learn how to do it with a bit more lead time into the competition, haha.
I don't think I'm doing ultra, like some of the others I'm a bit wary of what might come up, and it's hard to extrapolate from 2 really different data points. I'm not a fan of genres, elements, or ultras that shape your film too much, I like it better when they're open enough to let you do anything but you have to think carefully about doing it well. Like Alien as a genre... It's more of a trope and you basically have to subvert it to open it up. The first ultra with the sequel was a bit like that, a little too restrictive. Children and animals was good, but also hard if you're a solo team, and that clarity is definitely needed at 7pm Friday.
I liked the combination of 2 things that the year with the themes gave, not sure I like the themes, but I do like the idea of having 2 pools of choice in order to get more variety in the films. Maybe something like having 2-3 characters/traits to choose from plus your given genre could make the films more diverse than always being "Oh Jerry, you're such a hypochondriac!"
I miss the technical element for sure, would love to see that back. Wasn't a fan of the sound effect just because it was impossible to hear it naturally after the first 2 films. I'd prefer if it was like you need to include the sound of the wind, and they provide one, but you can use any wind sound effect. Basically I like elements that don't progressively start to just hit you in the face harder and harder as you sit and watch the heats, and see it over and over :)
I like being kept on my toes, so happy if they change things up, as long as they encourage creativity instead of boxing people in, haha.
2018: "Heist School Musical" - Heist Movie - Pastafarian Productions
2017: "ESP" - Alien Movie - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2016: "The War on Error" - Cat & Mouse - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2015: "Us... But Mainly You" - Black Comedy - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2014: "Sphere" - Horror - Pastafarian Productions (Regional Finalist)
2008: "I Adore" - Drama - Conspiracion de las Palomitas
2007: "The Hazel Princess" - Fairytale - Conspiracion de las Palomitas
2006: "All Ur <3 R Belong 2 Me" - Romance - Popcorn Conspiracy