Cramer’s 48 Hour Film Team Selected To Play At Cannes Film Festival

Over the last 5 years a collaborative of film makers known as Glasseye Films have teamed up every year to compete in the 48 Hour Film Festival, a short film competition that challenges film makers to complete a short film over the course of one weekend.  Each team is given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue to be used in their film’s story line and then sent off to write, cast, shoot, edit and score a short film.

Glasseye is lead by Director Scott Palmer as well as many other team members who have been in place since the beginning.  “The contest is really challenging, but it also gives me and our team a chance to really tap into our creative sides,” says Palmer.   “Just because you only have 48 hours, it doesn’t mean you can’t make something creative and entertaining.”

Leah Romig, Executive Producer has been involved since 2006 when Glasseye released “Overbyte”, their first overall Boston winning film.  “Everyone works so hard on these, and not just because of the time restraints we are under.  Our whole team doesn’t just stay within their given roles, whatever it takes to get it done, someone is willing to do.”

In 2009, Glasseye’s film “Conversion” once again won the overall award for Boston, making them the only two time winner of the contest in Boston.   Barry Clegg, the team’s editor, emphasizes how team work is the key to these films.  “It was great to win once, but to get the honor twice I think speaks to how well our team works together.  Everyone has a say, and it is always a great feeling to come away on Sunday with a finished film you can proud of.”

On April 18th, Glasseye was picked as an official selection to the 2010 Cannes Film Festival as part of the Marche du Film at the festival.  The Cannes Film Festival, of course, is the most well-known film festival in the world.  The film will screen the week of May 17th, 2010 at the theaters at Palais.

A majority of the team spends their days as a part of Cramer, a Digital Marketing and Events Solutions company based out of Norwood, MA.  Cramer has provided support to help Glasseye make a total of 7 films since 2005.

  • Scott Palmer | Director
  • Leah Romig | Executive Producer
  • Barry Clegg | Editor & Producer
  • Brian Iacobucci | Original Music
  • Michael Powers | Motion Graphics
  • Josh Hurley | Sound Design
  • John Fremer | Writer/Actor

To watch all of Glasseye’s films visit www.vimeo.com/glasseye

To out more about the 48 Hour Film Contest visit www.48hourfilm.com/