Houston, Texas June 4 - 6, 2010

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Dead Horses for winning Best Film of 2010. Their film 1040 Investigates will go on to represent Houston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2011.


1st Place: Best Film of 2010

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

2nd Place: Best Film of 2010

The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

3rd Place: Best Film of 2010

Key by D.F.S. Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Sherman or Sharon Brown, Recently Unemployed
  • Prop: a book
  • Line: "There's a $2 service charge."

Audience Favorite: Group A

You Suck at This Too by Earth Sandwich

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

Audience Favorite: Group C

El Hobonito by 4thCollective

Audience Favorite: Group D

Give and Take by The Clan

the Backseat by DGC Productions

Audience Favorite: Group E

Key by D.F.S. Productions

Best Writing

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

Honorable Mentions
The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!
The Final Flight of Sherman Brown by Sweet Baby Jesus

Best Editing

The Interview by Kung Fu Treachery

Honorable Mention
Key by D.F.S. Productions

Best Directing

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

Honorable Mention
The Interview by Kung Fu Treachery

Best Cinematography

Provider by The Artist Factory

Unwritten by Morning Wood Productions

Honorable Mention
Touch Of A Woman by Unethical Films

Best Sound Design

The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

Best Musical Score

Unwritten by Morning Wood Productions

Honorable Mention
Touch Of A Woman by Unethical Films

Best Actor

Shaun Cobbs & Jeremy Weston Key by D.F.S. Productions

Honorable Mention
Gerald Guidry The Trixi Fixx by The Gobo Gang

Best Actress

Ann Marie Giaquinto The Trixi Fixx by The Gobo Gang

Honorable Mention
Lorren Holliday The Book Mule by Yesterday's Future

Best Ensemble Acting

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

The Final Flight of Sherman Brown by Sweet Baby Jesus

Honorable Mention
Employees Only by Xyro Productions

Best Graphics

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

Honorable Mention
El Hobonito by 4thCollective

Best Special Effects

Sherman's Law by Working Title

Honorable Mentions
The Final Flight of Sherman Brown by Sweet Baby Jesus
Sherman and the Magical VCR by The Posse

Best Costumes

The Interview by Kung Fu Treachery

Honorable Mention
The Not So Greatest Show on Earth by Abby's Army

Best Use of Character

You Suck at This Too by Earth Sandwich

Best Use of Prop

Unwritten by Morning Wood Productions

Best Use of Line

the Backseat by DGC Productions

Best Use of Genre

Sherman and the Magical VCR by The Posse

Best Soundtrack

Give and Take by The Clan

Best Wardrobe

The Not So Greatest Show on Earth by Abby's Army

2010 Film List

  • 1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

    Investigative Report on environmental Issues in the Gulf.

  • El Hobonito by 4thCollective

    Unexpectedly taken from his family, a young boy meets a grizzled hobo who takes him on an adventure of hobo-ism.

  • Employees Only by Xyro Productions

    Two grocery store employees discover a whole new adventure behind the

  • Give and Take by The Clan

    Two guys, predator and victim, become friends.

  • Key by D.F.S. Productions

    A mans fight for his keys... and his sanity.

  • Provider by The Artist Factory

    Identifiable family circumstances in today’s spiraling economy

  • Sherman and the Magical VCR by The Posse

    Recently unemployed man goes back in time to fix his mistakes.

  • Sherman's Law by Working Title

    Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

  • the Backseat by DGC Productions

    After finding out his fiancee leaves him for his brother Sherman checks out of life until a car thief shows him how to live.

  • The Book Mule by Yesterday's Future

    Unemployed, Sharon Brown gets offered a job at a company that is not as it seems.

  • The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

    A journey through the dark heart of America as told by 10 grocery store items.

  • The Final Flight of Sherman Brown by Sweet Baby Jesus

    Two friends stop at nothing to redeem a friends legacy.

  • The Interview by Kung Fu Treachery

    a woman trapped in a time loop

  • The Not So Greatest Show on Earth by Abby's Army

    A riveting look at a lesser known depression era circus.

  • The Trixi Fixx by The Gobo Gang

    After being fired by the Geeky Mr. Chet, Sherman Brown seeks guidance from a very therapeutic prostitute named Trixi.

  • Touch Of A Woman by Unethical Films

    A deranged scientist tries to create the love of his life.

  • Unwritten by Morning Wood Productions

    A homeless prostitute is stuck in a continuous circle.

  • You Suck at This Too by Earth Sandwich

    Sharon can't do anything right. Not even kill herself.


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