Barely two months since their appearance at Filmapalooza, the hardest working crew in show business is back at it! This weekend, Pilotgroove Pictures wrapped production on Get Your Hands Dirty—their 2022 entry in the Boston 48 Hour Film Project. Live screenings are back this year, and the latest short will get a live theatrical premiere on Monday, May 23 at the Somerville Theater.
Get Your Hands Dirty takes you LIVE to Cougar Field House in picturesque Flemmingville, for the 13th Perennial, Northeast Regional Floral Design Championship. Commentators, Bob Boreman (Ben Peirce) and Bob Windlehavenson (John MacAskill) have the call as upstart flower shop owner, Martin Shatternick (Aaron Compagna) attempts to upset the great, Cristobal Levile (newcomer, Ira Jones) in this mocku-sports event, written & directed by P.J. Huot and Ben Peirce
“Get Your Hands Dirty” is the 13th 48 Hour Film Project from Pilotgroove Pictures. It was conceived, written, shot, and edited between May 13–15, 2022 as part of the Boston 48 Hour Film Project. This year’s production was bolstered, by the addition of two Pilotgroove newcomers. Jones, gives a stirring (albeit silent) performance as the film’s villain. Dave Distilli joins the picture crew, bringing kinetic visual storytelling to the film—and creating the graphic package that gives life to PGV Sports. Writer/Director, Ben Peirce talks about taking on the mockumentary genre again:
“We’ve done mockumentary before, so we wanted to take a different approach this time. Besides a traditional film, what else could we mock? Our crew’s origin-story is set in live sports production, and we’re all life-or-death fans of various teams. This film is a love letter to sports and a natural fit for a film competition designed as a sporting event.”
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
See Get your Hands Dirty (and 12 other 48 hour films) at the Boston 48 Hour Film Project (Group A) screening – Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM at the Somerville Theater. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office for $15. A live virtual screening is also available.
EXTENDED ONLINE PREMIERE
An extended cut of Get your Hands Dirty will be available here at pilotgroove.com immediately following the premiere screening. This full version of the film features over 2 minutes of additional content that would not fit in the competition version.
“There was just too much here to edit contain in 7 minutes, and complete in 48 hours,” said Peirce. “I’m excited to release a version that better captures all the magic our cast and crew made happen.”
WATCH THE EXTENDED ONLINE PREMIERE
(Available after the live Premiere)