DERRY — It was another stellar showing for Pinkerton Academy film students who won “Best Student Film” for “Inhale” at the recent 48 Hour Film Project Awards Night.
The Pinkerton students beat out several colleges and one high school team to claim the top prize for “Inhale,” said Anne Parker, alumni director.
Also at the ceremony, Erin Doble, class of 2014, took home a “Great Women in Film Making” award for co-directing and editing the film; and the musical score by Colin Coviello received a runner up award for “Best Original Music,” Parker said.
This marks the third straight year the high school has won awards in the festival. The ceremony was held July 24 at Cinemagic in Hooksett.
The route to the 48 Hour Film Project is creative and wacky, Parker said. Groups are assigned a character, a prop, and one line of dialogue after which they have 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, said teacher Chris Lord.
They chose to have two runners to play both leads in the film.
The male lead character is played by Coviello, and the female is played by Laura Wicik.
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.
Last year, Pinkerton won Best Use of Character and the Audience Favorite Award for “No Time for Romance” and was nominated for Best Overall Film. In 2012, Pinkerton won Best Special Effects for “Doug Dupin and the Fountain of Youth,” Parker said.