June 05, 2007 08:17 PM by Joe Blackmon
On the fourth episode of On The Lot, guest judge Michael Bay (Director
of Transformers) joined regular judges Carrie Fisher and Garry
Marshall. The judges watched short movies made by five of the final
fifteen aspiring filmmakers. The rules for the short movies were they
had to be no more than three minutes in length and they had to be made
in five days time.
Sam Friedlander made the movie “Broken Pipe Dreams,” which focused on a guy retrieving an engagement ring that had fallen into the toilet. Trever James made the move “Teri,” which centered around a guy imagining what his blind date would be like. Hilary Graham made “The First Time I Met The Finklesteins,” which involved a guy taking his girlfriend to meet his rather unusual parents. Adam Stein made “Dough: The Musical,” which told a story through song of a woman meeting a man in a bakery. Shalini Kantayya made “Laughing Out Loud: A Comic Journey,” which focused on a gay Indian comedian overcoming his fears.
When the judges were asked their favorites, Carrie Fisher selected “Broken Pipe Dreams,” Michael Bay selected “Laughing Out Loud: A Comic Journey,” and Garry Marshal selected “Dough: The Musical.” The other ten aspiring filmmakers voted Shalini’s film “Laughing Out Loud: A Comic Journey” as their favorite and Hilary’s “The First Time I Met The Finklesteins” as their least favorite.