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Mercury Cinema to compete as team “Lights in a Box”

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” earns award

“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).


“Pity the Imposter” up for Audience Choice Award, makes Top 20 best in contest

“Pity the Imposter,” Mercury Cinema’s entry into the international Four Points Film Project, has placed in the Top 20 best films of the contest and is up for Audience Choice Award. Please support the film’s talented San Diego group and vote now at the contest’s Vimeo link below (the photo is also directed to the link).

http://vimeo.com/111348815 (voting is now closed)

Cast members of “Pity the Imposter,” left to right: Julie Clemmons, Anthony Beville, Rhianna Basore, Sue Norberg and Cindy Gilbert. (Mercury Cinema photo)


“Bunney” nominated for three awards

“Bunney,” Mercury Cinema’s entry into the 48 Hour Film Project San Diego, has been nominated for three jury awards, contest organizers announced July 28. The nominees are Lisa Galer, Best Actress; Jacob Roard, Best Cinematographer; Roman S. Koenig, Best Director. Winners will be announced at the Best Of screening at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at Reading Cinemas in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.

The Mercury Cinema “Bunney” team, left to right, at their premiere screening July 15: Anna Valenzuela, Jennie Olson Six, Raymond Morris, Suzana Norberg, Ary Hernandez, Roman S. Koenig, Lisa Galer, Julie Clemmons and Jacob Roark. (48 Hour Film Project photo)


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)