Christopher James Thompson at Rockport International Film Festival 2011

UPDATE: Short Film “The End” is an Official Selection of the 2011 Rockport International Film Festival.

Chris Thompson, VP Film Development at AMFM Studios LLC, parent company to AMFM Magazine, has won “Best Director” in Austin’s 2011 48 Hour Film Project. Last year Chris won “Best Cinematography” in the same competition. Team Focus Challenged created the short The End from script to finished product in less than 48 Hours and also received an award for “Best Acting.” In addition, Chris produced “The Tiburon Mile” with Olympian Mel Stewart which aired nationally to 66 million households in Fall 2011 Tiburon Mile Schedule.

The 48 Hour Film Festival, the world’s largest timed filmmaking contest, invites filmmakers from around the globe to make a complete short film with specific elements in two days. In Austin, Texas, where AMFM Studios is based, the contest is sponsored by Reel Women. To see a list of all the winning films, please go here

Team Focused Challenged:
Jeff Gibbs – Conrad
Aaron Weisinger – Kevin
Hillary Johnston – Trish/Voices
Heath Allyn – Satanic Worshiper/Tom
Wayne Dong – Wayne
Frank Salinas – Voices

Greg Risley – Director of Photography/Writer/Producer
Chris Thompson – Director
Frank Salinas – Gaffer/Editor
Justin Ruesch – Key Grip/Editor/Titles
Sam Risley – Boom Operator/Story
Jimmy Willden – Original Score


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