Gearing up for the 54 Film Festival


In less than 3 weeks, the Back Road Films and crew will be getting ready for a weekend full of movie making! The 54 Film Festival which is held in the Middle TN area annually creates a high paced environment for filmmakers to push their limits and test their skills. When the clock strikes 7:00 pm on Friday, February 27th, tons of teams and crews across the mid-state will scramble to pull 25 genres out of a hat. Exactly 54 hours later, each team will have written, shot and edited a 4-7 minute film that will be judged amongst the pool of films. If you fail to turn your film in on time, DISQUALIFIED. On top of pulling off a feat like this, each team must incorporate a line of dialogue, a prop and an action. Fail to do these also, DISQUALIFIED.

Needless to say, the competition is very exciting on top of unpredictable and spontaneous- just some of the adjectives that come to mind. The premiere of these films will be on March 21, 2015 at Regal Hollywood in Nashville, TN.

For more information and samples of last years films, check out the 54’s Facebook page here. And a video of our team’s thoughts after shooting can be found here.

The Back Road Films took home 6/13 eligible awards including: Critic’s Choice Award, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Sound Design and Best Score. To watch the film “Apart”, click here.

We’ll keep you posted on events leading up to the big event this year!