Two Scoops Short Film. Robert Rodriguez‘s Two Scoops (2013) short film stars Electra Avellan, Elise Avellan, Rogue Rodriguez, Glen Matthews, and Jesse James. Two Scoops‘ plot synopsis: “ice cream scoopers by day, danger seekers by night.”
On Blackberry’s “Keep Moving” collaboration with Project Screen Green: by Robert Rodriguez & You:
We’ve been enlisting people around the world to be part of a unique collaboration with Robert Rodriguez, the creative genius behind movies like Sin City, Desperado and From Dusk till Dawn.
On fan participation in Two Scoops:
Robert shot an action-packed short film, and asked fans to help complete the story by acting, tweeting, drawing and even appearing on Missing Person posters.
The “do-it-yourself” filmmaker had an unfinished short at his disposal and called out to fans “to use your creativity and imagination to help complete” the film.
Rodriguez asked fans to send acting demo reels along with ideas for brainstorming and designing the monster.
On Robert Rodriguez:
Robert Anthony Rodríguez..is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in his native Texas and Mexico. He has directed such films as the Mexico Trilogy, From Dusk till Dawn, The Faculty, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, Spy Kids, Sin City, Planet Terror, and Machete. He is a friend and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.
Rodríguez grew up shooting action and horror short films on video, and editing on two VCRs. Finally, in the fall of 1990, his entry in a local film contest earned him a spot in the university’s film program where he made the award-winning 16 mm short “Bedhead”. The film chronicles the amusing misadventures of a young girl whose older brother sports an incredibly tangled mess of hair that she cannot tolerate. Even at this early stage, Rodríguez’s trademark style began to emerge: quick cuts, intense zooms, and fast camera movements deployed with a sense of humor that offsets the action.
This short film attracted enough attention to encourage him to seriously attempt a career as a filmmaker. He went on to shoot the action flick El Mariachi in Spanish. El Mariachi, which was shot for around $7,000 with money raised by his friend Carlos Gallardo and participating in medical research studies, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1993. The film, originally intended for the Spanish-language low-budget home-video market, was “cleaned up” with post-production work costing several hundred thousand dollars before being distributed by Columbia Pictures in the United States, still being promoted as “the movie made for $7,000″. Rodríguez described his experiences making the film in his book Rebel Without a Crew. The book and film inspired legions of hopeful filmmakers to pick up cameras and make no-budget movies. The film and the book are widely considered important touchstones of the independent film movement of the 1990s.
The Two Scoops short film posters:
Two Scoops short film poster
Two Scoops short film poster
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