Those who may have missed the premiere screening in June will get one more chance to see Don is the New Death on the big screen. The film was just announced as one of 16 to be shown at the “Best of the Boston 48 Hr. Film Project” screening – July 11, 7:30pm at the Somerville Theater.
It will be an honor to stand alongside some of the best filmmakers in the area and to see our film play again in front of a live audience. Following the screening, winners of all judges’ awards will be announced, including Best Film, which will go on to represent Boston at Filmapalooza and vie for Best 48 HrFP Film of 2017. Members of the Cast and crew will be on hand and an afterparty is being held at Redbones following the show.
Pilotgroove Pictures was one of 59 Boston teams to write, shoot, edit and complete a short film in just 48 hours. Don is the New Death was written and directed by P.J. Huot and Ben Peirce, who stars alongside Aaron Compagna.
To see the full lineup of films and purchase tickets to the Best Of screening, visit: 48hourfilm.com/boston.
With the Boston 48 Hour Film Project premiere just hours behind us, Pilotgroove Pictures is proud to present – Don is the New Death!
“Don is the New Death”
48 Hour Film Project Boston, 2017 (Genre: Fish out of Water)
This dark comedy, written and directed by P.J. Huot and Ben Peirce, with Jay Syrene (Just Remember That They’re Dead) is the eighth film by Pilotgroove Pictures and our second 48 Hour Film Project outside of New Hampshire. Don is the new Death stars Pilotgroove newcomer, Aaron Compagna as Don Foreman – a suburban husband who unwittingly inherits the role of Death. Compagna stars alongside director, Ben Peirce as Lawrence Soto, Don’s transition mentor and “Interim Death”.
This film was written, shot, edited and scored between June 2 and June 4, 2017, as part of the Boston 48 Hour Film Project. It was screened theatrically at The Somerville Theater on June 9, 2017. Copyright © 2017, Pilotgroove Pictures
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It’s been three years since Pilotgroove Pictures debuted a new film. Since the 2014 release of A Bloodless Crime, our team has not assembled to make another film. Tonight, thanks to the Boston 48 Hour Film Project, the wait is over. Last weekend, Pilotgroove Pictures was one of 59 Boston teams to write, shoot, edit and complete a short film in just 48 hours. Tonight, at 7:00pm at the Somerville Theater, our latest short – Don is the New Death – will make its big screen debut.
Don is the New Death is the eighth 48 hour film from Pilotgroove Pictures, and the second outside of New Hampshire. It was written and directed by P.J. Huot and Ben Peirce (Just Remember That They’re Dead, A Bloodless Crime) along with Jay Syrene and other contributors. The film is a fish out of water tale, starring Pilotgroove newcomer, Aaron Compagna as Don Foreman – a suburban husband who unwittingly inherits the role of Death. Compagna stars alongside Ben Peirce as Lawrence Soto, Don’s transition mentor and interim Death. With, sharp dialogue and Pilotgroove Picture’s signature flare for the morbidly absurd, this dark comedy is sure to have audiences gasping for air.
See Don is the New Death (and 14 other 48 hour films) at the Boston 48 Hour Film Project (Group C) screening – Thursday, June 8 at 7:00pm at the Somerville Theater in Boston. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office for $11.
Yours, while supplies last – the “Don is the New Death” Lego® set.
by Parker Peirce