We’ve come across a team of unsuspecting geniuses. They write, direct, produce and star in a series of 10-second videos under the name 10secondtraumas.com. They’re just starting out, but they are full of promise, and seem to be as prolific and productive as a bunch of rabbits on energy drinks.
When they offered to make clips based on FML stories, we told them, “Why not, let’s give it a shot…” but when we finally clapped eyes on the quality of their work, we jumped up and down, exclaiming stuff like “Yay! That’s ace! Keep going! Have our babies!” They do their shoots on Sundays, and we imagine that they all have day jobs, so we have to wonder when they find the time to sleep… They’ll probably be able to sleep later, when fame knocks at their door, because we can guarantee that these bunnies will soon be famous.
Who are these nutcases?
10secondtraumas.com is first of all three girls: Anna Akana ("Anna Banana", who barks all the time but doesn’t bite – producer, writer, actress), Deidre Devlin (graduated from USC with a degree in screenwriting - also an actress - her ultimate dream is to nab a tampon commercial), and Alexis Dickey (the third actress - more commonly referred to as "Dickey", you can guess why).
There’s also Shaun Jones (DP and occasional guest star for 10ST - since he knows how to shoot guns, and because of his camera skills, the girls have to approve everything he says).
Around them is a team of talented actors and movie technicians who view shootings in the same way others paint, thinking more in terms of having fun before considering commercializing their work: they’ve thus understood how to quickly get better at what they are passionate about.
Oh yeah, below is how these crazy people organize their workload (it made us laugh, it’s a bit like the FML team trying to decide which one of us is going to get the beers).
Don’t hold back on your comments, give them some encouragement; it may be thanks to you that they hit the big time soon.
#920 - Videos - On 04/22/2011 at 5:13am by Didi - 175 comments