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Angel Zuniga Martinez, Producer/Director
Fifteen Year Old Actors / Writers Wrestle San Antonio’s 48 HR Film Project
“Hey Mary” Short Film by Talented Youth features ‘Skilled’ Intern Hired by Suspicious Agency
San Antonio, Texas (August 15, 2017) – Imagine having just 48 hours to write, film, and
edit a short movie. As part of the annual San Antonio 48-Hour Film Project, a group of mostly 15 year old high school youth and members of Venturing Crew 804 including Joseph Martinez, Chad Juniper, Zion Rangel, Daisy Juarigue, Jade Juarigue, Candace Garza, Daniel Garza, and Angel Zuniga Martinez did just that for their seven-minute film “Hey Mary” produced by their team – Zunimar Films.
Media and film supporters are invited to cheer on the youth and their film “Hey Mary” at their Group B Premiere Screening at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the Alamo Drafthouse Park North located at 618 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216.
Kicking off from the launch party at the Alamo City Studios on Friday, August 11th at 7:00 p.m. to the turn in at the same site on Sunday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m. participants are allowed to do all necessary writing, storyboarding, filming, and editing. On Friday evening, the teams are assigned a specific genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, all of which must be used in the film. This year’s genre assigned to team Zunimar was “Drama” and the required elements were a check, a character named Jessica Claybill who is a physical therapist, and the line “I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine.” People of all ages, skill and experience levels participate. Experienced and new filmmakers find that the deadline pushes them to end the weekend with a finished film – something that is very hard to do in the “real world”.
“Filmmakers find that seeing their film on the big screen in front of a live audience is thrilling and an experience they will never forget,” said Sarabeth Fox, Producer of the San Antonio 48 Hour Film Project.
The film declared to be the overall “Best Film” of San Antonio will be sent to the international 48HFP competition, Filmapalooza, in Paris, to be screened and judged with over 100 city winners from around the globe. From there, 12 films will be chosen to screen in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes International Film Festival. For additional details on the 48 Hour Film Project, visit: http://www.48hourfilm.com/san-antonio-tx
Venturing is an inclusive adventure program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). For more information, visit http://www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/Venturing.
About Zunimar Films
Zunimar Films is the production name under which Angel Zuniga Martinez (AZM) supports indie film projects. Angel is an adult alternative rock artist, film and music producer, writer, photographer, and film director based in San Antonio, Texas. A Texas A&M marketing graduate and fifth generation Tejano from South Texas, Angel moved to San Antonio in 2012 to pursue a communications career with the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council where he utilizes his talents in music and film production, photography, journalism, and graphic design in service to youth. Learn more at http://www.angelzunigamartinez.com.