MMW film alum, Jonathan Zuck, and his non-profit performance troupe, DC Dogs, won Best Picture, Audience Choice, Best Editing, and Best Special Effects at the 2010 Miami 48-Hour Film Festival for their film, Palindrome.
In cities around the world between 7 pm on Friday and 7 pm on Sunday all creative work for the 48 Hour Film Festival occurs. Prior to the official start, a film company may organize their all-volunteer cast and crew, and can secure locations and equipment, with a three camera maximum. Added to the time challenge, each group is assigned a list of elements that must appear in their film. These elements may include the genre, a character, a prop, and/or a line of dialogue.
Jonathan recalls his Workshops experience, “The name ‘DC Dogs’ originated in 2001 at the Workshops! It all began in 4-week Film School with Brad Battersby and John Demps. The time I spent at the Workshops has had an incredible influence on my filmmaking and photography. Everything from my directing style to my cinematography and editing all had their origins in Rockport. Tamar Kummel, another member of the Dogs and frequent writer and star, considers Rockport her home away from home as well. It is a magical place.”