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Mercury Cinema wins spirit award

Mercury Cinema received the first Spirit Award of the 48 Hour Film Project San Diego on July 15. Team leader Roman S. Koenig accepted the award after the screening.

Roman S. Koenig accepts the Spirit Award for screening group A of the San Diego 48 Hour Film Project on July 15 from event organizer Robyn Schatz Sarvis. (Photo by VisionPulse)


A new personality for “Bunney”

Mercury Cinema successfully completed its entry for the 2014 San Diego 48 Hour Film Project. Genre: Dark Comedy. Dialogue: “I saw one of those yesterday.” Prop: Marshmallow. Character: John or Joyce Jansen, investigator. Enjoy the movie’s trailer below!



“Amalgam” actor earns recognition

Laura Bohlin, a cast member of “Amalgam,” Mercury Cinema’s entry in the 2013 National Film Challenge, received Best Actress Honorable Mention recognition for her performance. Watch the film below.


See “Amalgam” behind the scenes

Check out a behind-the-scenes look at “Amalgam,” Mercury Cinema’s entry in the 2013 National Film Challenge.


Mercury Cinema gets press coverage

The Coast News, an Encinitas-based newspaper, recently published a story about Mercury Cinema's entry into the 48 Hour Film Project. Check it out!


Crew member Ary Hernandez of San Diego (left) slates a scene with actor Elaine Litton of Cardiff on the set of “The Truth Fairy” on July 13 at Co-Merge in downtown San Diego. “The Truth Fairy” is Mercury Cinema’s entry into this year’s San Diego 48 Hour Film Project. The film premieres at 6:30 p.m. July 30 at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 in downtown San Diego. (Photo by Carla Van Wagoner)Writer/director Roman S. Koenig of Encinitas (far left) directs a scene on the set of “The Truth Fairy” July 13 in downtown San Diego. On set with him are actor Mary Cherwink of San Diego (seated left), crew member Ary Hernandez of San Diego (center), cinematographer Jacob Roark of San Diego (seated right) and crew member Francisco Miramontes of San Diego (far right). Cherwink and the rest of the cast received the script from Koenig at about 2 a.m. for an all-day shoot that started at 8 a.m. (Photo by Carla Van Wagoner)