In a future of permanent drought, a desperately thirsty woman and a well-off couple fight for their rights to water. “Thirst,” made for the 2015 San Diego 48 Hour Film Project, poses a thought-provoking scenario dealing with haves and have-nots, waste, medicine, social perceptions and law.
When the drought never ends, will you share your water? Something to think about when you see “Thirst,” a San Diego 48 Hour Film Project by Mercury Cinema / Team Lights in a Box, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 in downtown San Diego. Mercury Cinema successfully completed its entry for the 2015 San Diego 48 Hour Film Project as team Lights in a Box. Genre: Sci-Fi. Dialogue: “Sometimes that’s all you need.” Prop: Flashlight. Character: Alan or Alice Downing, coach. Enjoy the movie’s trailer below.
Mercury Cinema will return to the San Diego 48 Hour Film Project this year under a new team name, “Lights in a Box.” The name draws inspiration from a famous speech by journalist Edward R. Murrow.
“Pity the Imposter,” Mercury Cinema’s entry into the international Four Points Film Project, received an Honorable Mention for Best Use of Line (required dialogue from the contest organizers) and a preliminary spot in the top five Audience Choice picks. The organizers are confirming the number of votes. As of the close of voting Nov. 24, Mercury Cinema’s film was in the No. 4 or No. 5 spot. Will it hold onto a position? Stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the film on YouTube (link below).