It's the morning of a career-making wedding for wedding planner Stephanie DuFour, and she will use any means necessary to keep everything on track. This film was made for the Seattle 2011 48 Hour Film Project.
Written by: Paul Maupoux and Justin Peavey
Filmed and Edited: by Paul Maupoux
Starring: Juliet Michelson, Michael Swanson, Ben Harris, Allison Strickland, Mara Hahn, Eric "Two Scoops" Moore, Zach Weissman, Myles Davis (cat)
Audio recording and mixing by: Reilly Peavey
Produced by: Mara Hahn, Paul Maupoux, and Justin Peavey
Capital Energy was made in participation with the 2010 Seattle 48 Hour Filmmaking Project. This satire of corporate irresponsibility centers on an energy giant’s massive poison gas leak, which forces all nearby residents to stay locked up indoors for days. We witness the fallout from the perspective of Bryce, a hapless customer service rep forced to field calls from customers in various states of unrest.
Produced by: Ben Harris, Paul Maupoux, and Justin Peavey
Story by: Paul Maupoux and Justin Peavey
Starring: Ben Harris, Ali el-Gasseir, Stephanie Park, Lauren Olson, Sam Hagen, Curtis Eastwood, Ashley Bagwell, Terri Weagant, and Patrick Mocorro
Camera Operation: Andrew Franks, Ryan Irilli, and Paul Maupoux
Directed and Edited by: Paul Maupoux
Man Talk is Cro-Magnon’s second short. It follows a conversation between Kevin and Marty, two businessmen competing for the upper hand, as they speak in a language that reveals the true intentions behind everything they say. It was commissioned by ACT Theatre to become a video art installation and was on display in their window from March to September of 2009. It was also an official selection at the Port Townsend Film Festival in September of 2010.
Written and directed by: Ben Harris
Camerawork by: Paul Maupoux, Chris Rodgers
Sound design: Walter Maenhout
Starring: Andrew Cardillo, Anna-Lisa Carlson, Ben Harris
The Mr. Azymuth Suite
The Mr. Azymuth Suite - Part 1
Cro-Magnon Pictures’ first production, The Mr. Azymuth Suite is an homage to French director Jacques Tati, as well as early American silent film comedians. It chronicles the adventures of the well-meaning yet inept Mr. Azymuth as he attempts to find employment, smoke his tobacco-pipe, and save a young woman in distress.
Written and Directed by: Ben Harris
Director of Photography: Paul Maupoux
Original Soundtrack by: Birch Pereira
Starring: Ben Harris, Andrew Cardillo, Richard Clairmont, Sam Hagen, Jesse Parce, Kaitie Warren
The Mr. Azymuth Suite - Parts 2 and 3
Unexpected is an experiment in using improvisation and a documentary shooting style to lend a feeling of immediacy and reality to a story. The scene opens on a couple relaxing at home when a stranger shows up at their door asking to use the phone. Against their better judgment, they let him in, only to come to realize he has no intention of leaving. There was no script, no predetermined plot outline, and it was all shot in one uninterrupted take. The actor playing the stranger was given a back-story and a clear objective for the scene. The actors playing the couple were not even aware they would be joined by a third. They all reacted to the situation and each other while the scene was filmed with three cameras.
Directed by: Paul Maupoux
Camerawork by: Ryan Irilli, Paul Maupoux, Tristan Seniuk
Starring: Jennifer Estes, Ben Harris, Gabriel Land