Houston, Texas June 4 - 6, 2010

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Dead Horses for winning Best Film of 2010. Their film 1040 Investigates will go on to represent Houston against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2011.


1st Place: Best Film of 2010

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

2nd Place: Best Film of 2010

The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

3rd Place: Best Film of 2010

Key by D.F.S. Productions

Required Elements

  • Character: Sherman or Sharon Brown, Recently Unemployed
  • Prop: a book
  • Line: "There's a $2 service charge."

Audience Favorite: Group A

You Suck at This Too by Earth Sandwich

Audience Favorite: Group B

The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

Audience Favorite: Group C

El Hobonito by 4thCollective

Audience Favorite: Group D

Give and Take by The Clan

Honorable Mention
the Backseat by DGC Productions

Audience Favorite: Group E

Key by D.F.S. Productions

Best Writing

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

Honorable Mentions
The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!
The Final Flight of Sherman Brown by Sweet Baby Jesus

Best Editing

The Interview by Kung Fu Treachery

Honorable Mention
Key by D.F.S. Productions

Best Directing

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

Honorable Mention
The Interview by Kung Fu Treachery

Best Cinematography

Unwritten by Morning Wood Productions

Provider by The Artist Factory

Honorable Mention
Touch Of A Woman by Unethical Films

Best Sound Design

The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

Best Musical Score

Unwritten by Morning Wood Productions

Honorable Mention
Touch Of A Woman by Unethical Films

Best Actor

Shaun Cobbs & Jeremy Weston Key by D.F.S. Productions

Honorable Mention
Gerald Guidry The Trixi Fixx by The Gobo Gang

Best Actress

Ann Marie Giaquinto The Trixi Fixx by The Gobo Gang

Honorable Mention
Lorren Holliday The Book Mule by Yesterday's Future

Best Ensemble Acting

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

The Final Flight of Sherman Brown by Sweet Baby Jesus

Honorable Mention
Employees Only by Xyro Productions

Best Graphics

1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

Honorable Mention
El Hobonito by 4thCollective

Best Special Effects

Sherman's Law by Working Title

Honorable Mentions
Sherman and the Magical VCR by The Posse
The Final Flight of Sherman Brown by Sweet Baby Jesus

Best Costumes

The Interview by Kung Fu Treachery

Honorable Mention
The Not So Greatest Show on Earth by Abby's Army

Best Use of Character

You Suck at This Too by Earth Sandwich

Best Use of Prop

Unwritten by Morning Wood Productions

Best Use of Line

the Backseat by DGC Productions

Best Use of Genre

Sherman and the Magical VCR by The Posse

2010 Film List

  • 1040 Investigates by Dead Horses

    Investigative Report on environmental Issues in the Gulf.

  • 3 by Red Star Studio

    When given the chance to change things, Sharon goes out of her way to turn it all around.

  • 6 of 6 by BAF

    Woman attempts to escape from a dystopian future.

  • 8:32 by Fire Pig Productions

    The truth will set you free.

  • A Job is nothing to sneeze at by Scuba Bob's Pirates

    A young woman with a unique physical problem has difficulty finding a job without getting fired.

  • A Marriage on the Spectrum by Broheim Productions

    A married couple must cope with the news that their child is autistic.

  • All In by Irony Coast Productions

    Sherman Brown, a recently unemployed former convict must choose between earning an honest living or going back to his roots as a con man in a back-room, high-stakes poker scam.

  • Apartment Z by mentatduke

    Not even the apocalypse can stop true love...

  • Auto! Home! Life! by Honey F

    Auto Home Life... and Love!

  • Call Back by Down Set Go Productions

    Amidst the strife and emotional upheaval of the audition process, two young women vie for the leading role.

  • Carpool by Rubber Biscuits

    Nice guys finish last (with Doughnuts)

  • Coque Noir by Rush Crew

    Two desperate dames, a gumshoe and a diamond

  • Cry Wolf by Houston Film Alpha

    Never cry wolf too many times...

  • Date Blind by sKilling digital

    Revenge, romance and a one bedroom apartment

  • Desaturated: Origin of the Umphus by inTown Digital

    A fairy tale that pulls back the curtain showing the significance of our emotions, the decisions we make and those things that go unseen.

  • El Hobonito by 4thCollective

    Unexpectedly taken from his family, a young boy meets a grizzled hobo who takes him on an adventure of hobo-ism.

  • El PingPong by Team Volta

    Two friends, stick together, in a crisis

  • Emotional Chaos by Purple Banana Productions

    The Definition of Crazy

  • Employees Only by Xyro Productions

    Two grocery store employees discover a whole new adventure behind the

  • Esc by Scrratch Productions

    Ctrl the loop

  • File 113 by No Late Work

    His family held for ransom by a mysterious woman, a man must steal top secret files from his former employer.

  • Fizz Pop by Deja Vu

    two bestfiend fall in one of thier ex's poison one of the two with orange soda.

  • Give and Take by The Clan

    Two guys, predator and victim, become friends.

  • Good Kids by Exploding Head Productions

    Two good kids get their first bite of the real world...and it's a taste they'll never forget.

  • Hello, Sherman by Paper Faces Productions

    After losing his job due to a catastrophic accident, a down on his luck engineer seeks guidance from the only friend he has left.

  • Highly Effective by West Gray Films

    A woman gets revenge on her boss after being fired.

  • Innsmouth Public Library by Renegade Amelia Films

    A librarian collects a fine.

  • It's About Time by Big Picture Productions

    Sharon meets time and gets a second chance to make things right

  • Just One More by 2 cent productions

    A polygimist tries to poision her neighbor to get her husband

  • Key by D.F.S. Productions

    A mans fight for his keys... and his sanity.

  • Killer Rehab 2 by Houston Film - Deuce

    Stephen King's characters are in rehab

  • Magic Carpet Delivery by Team Blimp

    Documenting the journey of one man in America.

  • Night Drop by Voodoo Studios

    Three strangers receive a mysterious box that draws them into an unknown world where they meet mystical beings who seek to cause them harm.

  • Ode by Substance

    A couple on the verge of a breakup find themselves in a surreal journey, far from what they actually expected their road trip to be.

  • Oops the Musical by Reelsinema

    A video store employee has had enough with her boss, join her as she sings her way to the store closing, for GOOD.

  • Pearls of Illusion by Simply Red Filmz

    A woman is taken hostage by her own desires

  • Plush by The Rovers

    Sharon has found something that makes her very happy.

  • Provider by The Artist Factory

    Identifiable family circumstances in today’s spiraling economy

  • Rabo by The Mayor of Cat Town

    Three men engage in corporate espionnage, and one woman is caught in the middle.

  • Real Friends by Wobbly

    While dealing with the loss of his father, the protagonist adopts an imaginary friend. An initial comfort and comrade, the imaginary friend eventually becomes more of a burden. Sensing the conflict, the imaginary friend recommends therapy. Through his journey, the protagonist finally understands who real friends are.

  • Reality Check by Plus 2 Studio Productions

    An ordinary woman realizes how vulneralbe she is and decides to

  • Rewriting Brad by Moon Unit 9 Pictures

    A woman discovers that her new journal allows her to rewrite reality

  • Sherman and the Magical VCR by The Posse

    Recently unemployed man goes back in time to fix his mistakes.

  • Sherman Brown and the Sorcerer's Phone by Ace in the Wall Productions

    Sherman Brown

  • Sherman Brown Birth of a Flip-Cup Legend by Hilarious Events Ensued

    Sherman Brown is good at one thing, and one thing only. Little bottom, flip, big bottom.

  • Sherman's Law by Working Title

    Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

  • Singularity by Clouded Eye Productions

    A man at the end of his rope is given new hope in the form of a technology he never even thought existed.

  • Sock it to You by Dude, where's the camera?

    Left without a pair, Sherman finds love in the middle of a national crisis.

  • STONED by Darque Vision Production

    A Female Horticulturalist removes weeds from the world and skillfully places them in her garden.

  • the Backseat by DGC Productions

    After finding out his fiancee leaves him for his brother Sherman checks out of life until a car thief shows him how to live.

  • The Book Mule by Yesterday's Future

    Unemployed, Sharon Brown gets offered a job at a company that is not as it seems.

  • The Egg & Them by Hot Pixel Action!

    A journey through the dark heart of America as told by 10 grocery store items.

  • The Final Flight of Sherman Brown by Sweet Baby Jesus

    Two friends stop at nothing to redeem a friends legacy.

  • The Guy by DiaboliCo.

    A Man who can find anything. He is...The Guy

  • The Interview by Kung Fu Treachery

    a woman trapped in a time loop

  • The Man Whisperer by Out of the Box

    Claim your space!

  • The Minstrel Plays by The Degens

    Delve into of a mind ripe for a dark and daring fantasy thrill ride. After losing his job and buying the final chapter in his favorite series, he has no choice but to succumb to his nihilistic delusions, and find himself physically in a world of his own twist of real life.

  • The Not So Greatest Show on Earth by Abby's Army

    A riveting look at a lesser known depression era circus.

  • The Pirate Lafitte's Diary by Perfect Time To Panic Productions

    The daughter of the pirate Lafitte visits the 1893 Galveston World's Fair

  • The Promise by Spring and North Houston Film Group

    A man with a sinful past completes his journey for redemption by fulflling a single promise.

  • The Trixi Fixx by The Gobo Gang

    After being fired by the Geeky Mr. Chet, Sherman Brown seeks guidance from a very therapeutic prostitute named Trixi.

  • The Wheels of Time by Bud Grimlock

    A mysterious book written by an expert on ancient mexican philosophy enables some form of time travel in an emergency...

  • The Witness by Advanced Eye

    A door-to-door evangelist who’s passion to save souls is so strong, he can’t take “no” for an answer…

  • Touch Of A Woman by Unethical Films

    A deranged scientist tries to create the love of his life.

  • Two Dollar Bill by Reservoir Drunks

    Down on his luck, Sherman Brown, has 90 days to turn his life around.

  • Unwritten by Morning Wood Productions

    A homeless prostitute is stuck in a continuous circle.

  • You Suck at This Too by Earth Sandwich

    Sharon can't do anything right. Not even kill herself.

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