UP ROUTE (2015)


 
Director Wippell has only so much time to tell a story and he unfolds a damn good narrative within the five minute mark, unveiling complex characters, and unique themes set against the backdrop of Little Shop of Horrors.
— Cinema Crazed (Felix Vasquez)
 
 

 

Written, shot and edited in 48 hours, UP ROUTE won Best Student Short at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival 2015 and was selected to screen on Robert Rodriguez’s El Ray television network in 2017.

The team was given constraints such as; the horror genre, the line "Did you see that trailer?" and a potted plant as the prop. Combined they created an unnerving tale about a hitchhiker who is picked up by a strange man and his (even stranger) potted plant.

 

SHOT & DIRECTED BY: Jordan Wippell

WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY: Brandon Scott

STARRING: Jay Antobenedetto & Brandon Scott

SOUND DESIGN, EDITING & COLOR BY: Gwyneth Christoffel

AWARDS:

- Best Student Film -
Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival (USA)

- Best Story -
Intercollegiate 48 Hour Film Challenge (USA)

- Best Technical -
Intercollegiate 48 Hour Film Challenge (USA)

- Best Film -
Intercollegiate 48 Hour Film Challenge (USA)

- Finalist -
Shepparton Shorts Short Film Festival (AUS)

- Semi-Finalist -
International Open Film Festival (AUS)

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

- Official Selection -
Filmstock Film Festival (USA)

- Official Selection -
Arizona Sci-Fi and Horror Showcase (USA)

- Official Selection -
Phoenix Film Festival (USA)

- Official Selection -
Golden Sun Short Film Festival (USA)

- Official Selection -
Wiper Film Festival (USA)

- Official Selection -
Union City International Film Festival (USA)

- Official Selection -
Third Culture Film Festival (CH)

- Official Selection -
Almost Famous Fright Fest Film Festival (USA)

- Official Selection -
The Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts (USA)

- Official Selection -
Post Mortem: International Horror & Bizarre Short Film Festival (MX)

- Official Selection -
Davis International Film Festival (CN)

- Official Selection -
Virginia Independant Horror Film Festival (USA)

- Official Selection -
Nightpiece International Film Festival (UK)

- Official Selection -
Sozo Coffee House: Movie Night (USA)

- Official Selection -
FilmBar: Arizona Filmmaker Showcase (USA)