The 48 Hour Film Project is an annual event, where filmmakers are provided a set of requirements (character name, line of dialog, prop, and genre) and challenged to write, produce, edit, and submit a short film – four to seven minutes in duration – within a 48 hour period of time. This year make my seventh year participating in this event. This film, FALLING UP, screened at the AMC Theater in Mission Valley on June 5, 2017, 9:00 p.m. with 12 other films. There are two more days of screenings – through Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

In past years, I’ve lead a team as producer, have acted, and have edited six of the seven films. This year, I decided to edit for a new team and a first-time director, who happened to be in the middle of relocating his family on the weekend he shot this film – Sree Kokkonda. The 48 Hour Film Project is a grueling – and FUN – event. I can’t imagine moving AND producing a film at the same time.

Most rewarding for me is the thrill of completing a film within the 48 hour time limit. The film you’re about to see is the polished version of the film we submitted.

The differences are that this film has the music that should have made it into the original; Foley; color and audio adjustments; and certain other transitions and effects that I simply didn’t have time to execute during the 48HFP weekend.

Producer / Director: Sree Kokkonda
Cinematographer: Sherwin Cho
Writer / Script Supervisor: Jennifer Church
1st AD: Dannisha McElveen
2nd AD / Production Audio: Sandeep Pamulaparty
Makeup: Cashitta Morales
Editor: Walter M. Nowosad, Jr.
Composer: Kelly Kendall
Cindy Chavez as Lucy Larson
Laurence E. Gibbs as Jerry Larson
Lisa Hoffman as Jenny
Paul Uhler as Doctor Lukehart

For more information on the 48 Hour Film Project, visit:

To purchase ticket for the remaining showings in SAN DIEGO this week – through June 7, 2017, visit:

If you’d like to support me, please visit my Patreon page

More info on 2017 San Diego 48 Hour Film Project – Falling Up

  • The 100 Best Movies on Netflix (July 2021)

    Rather than spending your time scrolling through categories, trying to track down the perfect film to watch, we’ve done our best to make it easy for you at Paste by updating our Best Movies to ...

  • Political News

    ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., on the prospects for the $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill following Wednesday's vote to begin debate on the measure. ABC News’ Devin ...

  • ESPN Music- ESPN

    I was totally inspired while working on this project because I've heard many of these classical pieces in major films before, which encouraged me to really try and come up with something that ...

  • Janes - News page

    The Kuwaiti Air Force's (KAF's) Ahmed al-Jaber Air Base is to undergo a significant upgrade to accom... The US Navy (USN) has completed the first test flight of a Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton ...

  • Fire ants, Elvis Presley Lake, flash flood rescue: News from around our 50 states

    Juneau: Alaska had about 17,000 more jobs last month than it did in June 2020, with most industries seeing gains over that period but still falling ... who lives in the San Diego area, isn ...

  • Navy is in disarray and focusing more on diversity training than warfighting, report says

    including the burning of the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego, two collisions involving Navy ships in the Pacific and the surrender of two small craft to Iran. The authors conducted hour-long ...

  • Olympic and Paralympic athletes star in United ad campaign commemorating the games

    The heart-pounding scene is set as an ominous drumbeat can be heard faintly in the background and Oz Sanchez – Road Cyclist from San Diego ... fancy footwork before falling to the ground ...

  • Every Live-Action Videogame Movie, Ranked

    For decades, the film industry—including both Hollywood ... replicate some of gaming’s best moments that were built up in our imaginations. Naturally, it’s now time to rank every live ...

  • Donald Rumsfeld, former defense secretary, dies at 88

    Bush in 2004 amid disclosures that U.S. troops had abused detainees at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison — an episode he later referred to as his darkest hour as defense secretary. Not until November ...

  • Movie Reviews

    In this diverting action comedy, Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a former secret agent forced back into action to save his estranged son. By Jeannette Catsoulis This intrepid, immersive documentary ...

  • Coronavirus updates: California stay-at-home order faces revolts

    Less than a week later, the ship was moored at Naval Base San Diego, with 243 of its ... The data are from the COVID Tracking Project and include counts up to April 30. A White House spokesman ...

  • Sports News

    It feels good," Brady said Friday, the Bucs' final ramp-up day before the pads come on ... The slugger went over in a trade with the San Diego Padres in 2012 and is considered one of the iconic ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *