The Horror

For 2012, Clark Kline teamed up with Mikael Johnson and Doug Powell for the comedy bits again, with hopes to make a broader short centered on poking fun at many of the popular horror tropes. The hope was to make something that would fit online as easily as the...
Switchboard

Switchboard

For 2011 we closed our 6 year cycle of Inspiration and Influence, this time asking filmmakers to be influenced by each other. Teams were given the beginning and ending frames to their films, the frames culled from previous year’s 72 Film Fest entries. For a...
The End

The End

For 2011 we continued the meta-joke of our co-hosts Mikael Johnson and Doug Powell competing with each other. In the three month buildup to the fest, we not only revealed that Doug would be taking the coveted Main Event hosting slot away from Mikael, but the...

Hansl und Gretl

For 2010 Film Fest, comedian Doug Powell joined the festival to host Friday Night alongside Mikael Johnson’s Saturday. After shooting one day of promos, ideas grew into another ambitious project. With a story that would unfold throughout the two nights much like...
Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

With the theme for 2010 being “Fairy Tales ReImagined”, Joey McAdams set his sights on Red Riding Hood.  A crowd pleaser, called everything from “Majestic” to “Beautiful”, it was shot with a Crew of One (Himself), and a Cast of One...
The Giving

The Giving

“The Giving” is a short produced for 72 Film Fest 2009. Mikael learns that his wife Michelle wants to abandon her career path and risk everything to be a filmmaker. Her first step: Participate in a 72 Hour Film Making Contest. Improvised by Cast and...
Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

For the first time, Joey McAdams was asked to incorporate the film festivals overarching theme into his opening.  The theme for 2009 was Edgar Allan Poe.  Shot and edited in secret, we had no idea what to expect and didn’t see the piece until a couple days...
Candles and Marbles

Candles and Marbles

It became increasingly important to create a “BIG” opening for the festival each year. And with 2008 Joey McAdams set the bar that he has annually raised.  Attempting to create more of a cohesion, Joey also began creating bumps (like the ones below) that...
72 Film Fest and You!

72 Film Fest and You!

Producer Note: For the third year, Mikael was back and we looked to re-introduce the audience to the Film Fest, this time in the guise of poorly edited 1940s-60s Public Service Announcements.  Due to scheduling conflicts from hell, we only had 6-8 hours total shooting...
Union County Tragedy

Union County Tragedy

Joey McAdams teamed up with talented writer/producer Chris Wimmer to pen this intense thriller that placed 3rd in Creative World Awards.  It’s an intense, psychological, claustrophobic mindfuck of a screenplay. The Logline: In October 1984, three escaped convicts held...