Pandemic. Mandated curfews. Murder hornets. Toilet paper. This says everything.
What reality are we living in?
2020 (A 1917 Parody) is a short film that summarizes all of it—with tongue-in-cheek humor and spot-on references about our current state of events, but done in the style of the Academy Award-winning film 1917. In short, it's the tale of two young men tasked with going on a toilet paper run to 7-Eleven—and all the madness they (casually) encounter along the way.
Our 1917 parody... about 2020.— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) October 3, 2020
I'm crying both from exhaustion and happiness. The months of work, the stress of creating something this big with nearly no budget during a pandemic while unemployed. It's been a a challenge.
Just hope you all enjoy it. https://t.co/bvnmfZqzXW
Here's the description posted on YouTube:
An adventure about two roommates who attempt to survive 2020. This short film is a parody and love letter to the film 1917. It was written, produced, directed and edited by one person, shooting it entirely on a Fuji X-T3 with a Zhiyun Weebill-S. Due to the pandemic, 2020 took us over three months to shoot, reshoot and edit while dealing with faulty audio equipment, filming at dusk, safety regulations, scheduling conflicts, lost footage and so many more obstacles we had to literally jump over in order to make this short a reality. Honestly, it's a miracle this is being released and we hope you enjoy it. Maybe we'll get lucky and this will get us jobs because we're super unemployed. Thank you for taking the time to watch it.
Watch it here:
The film was created by Stephen Ford (of Teen Wolf fame) and his production company Ascender.
What did you think? Did you think it says a lot about this current age we live in? Well-done? Not? Have a job for these aspiring filmmakers? Tell us in the comments!