3X7 Films is a Pittsburgh based filmmaking group that assembles every week to write, shoot and edit a short film. Our goal is to release a new short every week for a year (often with no script or shot list), while honing our craft and networking with other local talent along the way. The idea was conceived after Mark Duplass, the co-creator of HBO’s Togetherness and numerous award-winning indie films, spoke at this year’s SXSW in Austin about taking advantage of the incredible opportunities that are available to filmmakers today.
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In case you still haven’t heard, Pittsburgh is a beautiful city. As with my previous Pittsburgh short film “Steel City”, I wanted to showcase the beauty and diversity of the area that many might not have known existed. We have stunning architecture, a diverse culture and an abundance of awesome water fountains. After eight months and seven-thousand still images, my hope is that Greetings From Pittsburgh, along with Steel City, will help change people’s perception of the area. The images shown above were taken throughout the year of 2014 and features several iconic Pittsburgh landmarks including the water fountain at Point State Park […]
“Gala” is a short film that centers around a lonely writer on the night of his high school reunion. Though so far unsuccessful at getting his ‘big break’, his ex-girlfriend Faye has become an up-and-coming actress in Los Angeles. After being apart for two years, the writer imagines what it will be like to face his former love, realizing that their aspirations for fame and success have left one of them behind. Ultimately a story about image and perception, “Gala” mixes dreams with reality to create a surreal film about the boundaries of the imagination.
The 48 Film Project is an international competition where teams of filmmakers from around the world write, shoot and edit a short film in forty-eight hours. Instead of competing locally, the 48 Film Project is an online-only competition, which allows teams to shoot their movie anytime, anywhere in the world. As usual, teams are assigned a character, prop and line of dialogue that must be included in their film. The only difference with this competition is that teams are allowed to pick their genre. Our team, R. Walker Productions, decided to produce a thriller/suspense film. The result is Defused, a story about a bomb disposal expert who has begun making and selling homemade […]