Katch Up tells the story of a dejected snowboard bum who summons a genie and is granted three wishes. Produced by Conrad Schapansky, the film is a throwback to the era of silent comedy, prevalent in the early 1900s. Well shot and well crafted—all the more impressive given the filmmakers’ short window to produce a body of work—Katch Up speaks to those who have experienced the hardships of life in a mountain town. For his efforts, Schapansky and his cohorts take home the $10,000 first place prize.
From Kevin Hardiman on Vimeo:
“Winner of ‘Best of Show’ at the 2013 World Ski and Snowboard Festival Olympus 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown. Nine films were picked out of 43 submitted to battle for the grand prize. Teams had 72 hours to shoot, edit and put together a film that is no longer than 5 minutes in length. This year’s prop was a Japanese hand fan and had to be used in every film produced.”