Filmmakers from all over the Columbus area competed to see who could make the best short film in only 48 hours.
The PH team had to complete writing, shooting, editing and scoring within just 48 short hours. On Friday night of the project weekend the team was assigned a character (Dennis Smith), a prop (extension cord), a line of dialogue (that’s not a real word) and a genre (mistaken identity) that had to be used in the film. From there A Moving Tale was born as a a poetic tale of a girl, her stuffed lamb and the narrator’s mistaken identity. As the girl grows older and is moving out of her childhood home it seems as if the lamb will be left behind without a best friend. The viewer is led to believe the story is being told by the lamb, however they will soon learn the narrator is someone completely unexpected.
In 2014, more than 120 cities participated in this film contest including over 60,000 filmmakers. A Moving tale was awarded Best Film and Best Writing for the city of Columbus and was featured at Filmapalooza in New Orleans for a showing of the city winning films. The film went on to receive two EMMY awards in 2013 - one for Short Format Program and another for Writer Program.