Pinkerton students' film up for awards in NH film fest
By HUNTER McGEE
Union Leader Correspondent | July 23. 2014 10:17PM
From left, lead characters Laura Wicik and Colin Coviello from a scene in the Pinkerton Academy student film “Inhale.” Also shown is fellow Pinkerton student Devin Cox.
The students’ work paid off. The short film the students made last month, “Inhale,” has been nominated for awards in the New Hampshire 48 Hour Film Project.
After classes had ended for the year, the students returned to campus to begin making the film, said teacher Chris Lord, who joined them.
Lord and student Noah Levin are co-producers.
“Inhale” is nominated in the Best Student Film and Best Musical Score categories. In addition, Pinkerton student Erin Doble, who is co-director, has been nominated for an award as a female filmmaker. The category is new this year, Lord said.
This marks the third year Pinkerton was nominated to the best category. The film project is an international contest where participants are assigned a character, a prop and a line of dialogue. They then draw a genre from a hat and have just 48 hours to script, shoot, edit, write a musical score and turn in a short film.
For their film, the students were assigned the character of a runner and were given a medal to serve as the prop, Lord said.
They chose to have two runners play the leads in the film, he said.
During the film, the two lead runners are together until Coviello’s character injures himself during a race. He falls into a depression, and Wicik’s character leaves him for another runner, played by Devin Cox. But it is only a temporary parting as there’s more to the story.To view “Inhale,” go to: https://vimeo.com/98887468.