In it’s first festival appearance outside of the 48 Hour Film Project, the Pilotgroove Pictures film, Just Remember That They’re Dead made a big splash, earning the title of “Best Regional Filmmaker” for writer/directors Ben Peirce and P.J. Huot at the 2011 SNOB Film Festival. Just Remember That They’re Dead received 3 screenings over the course of the 4 day festival and was announced as a winner at the SNOB Awards Ceremony, Saturday night at the City Auditorium in Concord, NH.
Founded in 2002 and now in its 10th season, the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival is “a grassroots effort to showcase and support independent filmmaking.” Of the 60 films included in this year’s festival, 18 were produced in New Hampshire and eligible for the prize of “Best Regional Filmmaker”. Peirce and Huot were given the award for their work on Just Remember That They’re Dead as a result of audience balloting throughout the festival.
“I sort of zoned out for a second while they were reading the nominees,” said Ben Peirce, “so when they called my name it took a second to register that we’d actually won. It was a nice surprise.”
“The pressure’s on now. We have to come back next year with something even better,” remarked P.J. Huot.
See Ben and P.J.’s acceptance speech here
The 48 Hour Film project was well-represented at SNOB. Three films films from the NH event were screened including Tick Tock Death Clock by fellow 48 Hour alums, Wicked Sick Films, who took home the award for “Best Comedy” for their longer film, Buddy Love.
One film and you’re a filmmaker?