The Script Machine
The Script Machine is LateNite Films entry for the 2011 48 Hour Film Festival. We were fortunate enough to win Best Script, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Editing and Best Overall Film. As a result, we will be heading to New Mexico in 2012 to compete in the International Competition.
The Script Machine is a film about a young writer that is drugged by a studio and forced to write traditional Hollywood narratives. The studio hooks writers up to a machine and they live out their scripts in an alternate reality. The only way to survive, break convention. Can Edgar and Scott break convention and get ‘unplugged’ from this horrific virtual reality? Only time will tell.
Edgar - Nicholas Colla Scott - Michael Shanks Studio Head - Amanda Logan Studio Exec - Ben Ridgwell Girlfriend - Matylda Buczko Zombie - Matt Trubiani Dancer - Laura Frew Dancer - Catherine Bergantino Dancer - Jess Booth Dancer - Nadia Vickery Marine - Sweeney Young Marine - Emily O’Brien Brown Marine - Alistair Marks Arthur - Mark Taylor Jane - Georgina Cook Mr. Edwards - Himself Dead Girl - Caitlin O’Connor
Writer/Director - Nicholas Colla Writer/Director - Michael Shanks Director of Photography – Benjamin Hidalgo De la Barrera Producer - Chris Hocking Producer - Nicholas Colla Production Design - Ashley McCloud Production Design - Julia Mahoney Colourist - Roslyn DiSisto Camera Assistant - Austin Haigh Gaffer - Tom Savige Grip - Joel Sharpe Sound Recordist - Chris Hocking 2nd Unit Camera - David Hocking Stunt Driver - Brett Solomano Make Up - Eloise Loxton Make Up - Chrissy Borchard Editor - Chris Hocking Editor - Jacqui Hocking Visual Effects - Michael Shanks Music - Craig Smith Music - Justin Dellevergin Special Thanks: Method Studios Grace Deacon Ashley Buchanan Newport Substation Michael Lund Nick Issell Nick Atkins Jack Levitt Gill Shanks Marnie Colla Sharon Colla Nathan Rogers Daniel Sneddon Karen Mead Williamstown Pony Club Bec Alistair Marks Shane Korin Julian Costanzo John Halford Marcel De Quadros Key Lighting Tom Savige Austin Haigh Tommy Blum Lisa Campos Jen Farrow Lukas Strautins Arabella Gubay