As I type this, the early deadline for script submission to the 2013 Steeltown Film Factory is 51 days, 13 hours, 9 minutes and 15 seconds.
Not a day goes by where I don't think about my experience as a quarterfinalist last year, and the dynamic group of people I got to meet. I wanted to update you as to what many of them have been up to since the 2012 Film Factory closed.
The winner of the contest was Yulin Kuang for her script The Perils of Growing Up Flat Chested. The film will premiere at 2013 kickoff event on November 5, and I can't wait to see it. Here is a video taken from behind the scenes.
Finalist Chris Preksta, whose script was entitled The Echo Torch, has been busy churning out episodes of Pittsburgh Dad (including this excellent episode set at Kennywood Park). He also directed the latest season of the award-winning web series The Guild.
Finalists Scott Peters and Anthony Poremski completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for their script Escape from St. Quentin's, while semifinalist Nathan Hollabaugh completed a successful IndieGoGo campaign for his script Duplex.
Finally, semifinalist Michael Rubino, whose script was entitled Last Will and Laundromat, was the winner of Pittsburgh's 48 Hour Film Festival with his short film Letter Die: A Gamut Sibling Mystery. I'm very proud to have been part of such a great group of filmmakers, and I hope to see them again at this year's events.
51 days, 13 hours, 2 minutes, and 40 seconds to go. Get your scripts ready because you never know who you might meet at Steeltown.
The kick-off event for the 2013 Steeltown Film Factory is Monday, November 5 at 7 PM at the Regent Square Theatre.