Private Project

60-WATT

One man's quest to speak with the right person and obtain the correct form in order to request a new light bulb so he can finish an Efficiency Report that's due in five minutes 3½ hours ago.

WINNER – Best Comedy (Tokyo International Short Film Festival, Japan)
WINNER – Best Comedy Short (Hollywood International Golden Age Festival, New York)
WINNER – Best Narrative Short. Cannes World Film Festival, France)
WINNER – Best Actor Comedy: Joshua Will (The Brightside Film Festival, New Jersey)
WINNER – Best Comedic Screenplay (The Short Film Awards SOFIES, New York)
WINNER – Best Director (Short Film): David Carey (Vesuvius International Film Festival, Italy)
FINALIST – Reno Comedy Film Festival (USA), Vesuvius International Film Fest (Italy)
FINALIST – Best Comedy Film (The Reno Comedy Film Festival, Nevada)
SEMI-FINALIST – Hollywood International Golden Age Festival (New York)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – Comedy Short (Calcutta International Cult Film Festival. India)
HONORABLE/SPECIAL MENTIONS – New Wave Short Film Festival (Munich, Germany), Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival (Japan), London International Monthly Film Festival (England)

  • Joshua Will
    Writer
    Mulligan (2001)
  • David Carey
    Director
    Vampires! Horror!
  • David Carey
    Producer
    Vampires! Horror!
  • Joshua Will
    Key Cast
    "Sam"
    The Last Time I Saw Richard and Diedre (2018)
  • Jim Robinson
    Key Cast
    "Ralph"
    Gorkha Protector
  • Jen Maren
    Key Cast
    "Kim Lee"
    The Funeral
  • Dennis Curley
    Key Cast
    "Custodial Engineer"
    Vampires! Horror!
  • Andrea Guildord
    Key Cast
    "Breckenridge"
    Andrea Guilford was primarily an actor for years, then she fell in love with numbers and became an accountant. As an actor, she performed with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Brave New Workshop, and Actors’ Theatre MN, did some local commercials, a few small independent films, and loads of improv. She spends her time now caring for family in Michigan and Florida.
  • Kelly Kohlbacher
    Key Cast
    "Jill"
  • Brandon Boat
    Key Cast
    "The Office Gollum"
    The Theater of Public Policy
  • Jim Cunningham
    Key Cast
    "Diversity Committee (Smith)"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cannes World Film Festival
    Cannes
    France
    February 20, 2021
    Best Narrative Short Film
  • Tokyo International Short Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    July 1, 2021
    Best Comedy
  • The Brightside Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    May 16, 2021
    Best Actor (Comedy) - Joshua Will
  • Calcutta International cult Film Festival
    Calcutta
    India
    July 12, 2021
    Outstanding Achievement in a Comedy Short
  • New Wave Short Film Festival - Honorable Mention
    Munich
    Germany
    August 1, 2021
    Best Short Film
  • Reno Comedy Film Festival
    Reno, NV
    United States
    September 19, 2021
    Best Comedy - Finalist
  • The Short Film Awards
    New York City
    United States
    November 19, 2021
    Best Writing in a Short Film (Joshua Will)
  • Cannes shorts
    Cannes
    France
    December 6, 2021
    Best Comedy - Nominee
  • (Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
  • Hollywood International Golden Age Festiva
    New York City, NY
    United States
    January 1, 2022
    Best Comedy Short
  • Vesuvius International Film Fest

    Italy
    December 26, 2021
    Best Director - Short Film (Comedy)
Director Biography - David Carey

David is a filmmaker and video producer located in Minneapolis, MN. His company, Show & Tell Group develops and produces commercials, corporate communications and short films.

www.showntellgroup.com

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Screenwriter Biography - Joshua Will

Joshua, a Collegiate Emmy-Award winning writer and performer, is an alumnus of Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop (the oldest continuing comedy theater in the U.S.), Artistic Director of The Recovery Party, which produces "sketch comedy without all the drama,” and currently serves as Entertainment Director for the St. Paul Saints AAA baseball organization.

www.therecoveryparty.com

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Director Statement

I am intent on creating engaging media that inspires and educates using story and metaphor as the primary foundation. Give facts and you have delivered data. Tell a story of those facts and you have engaged the heart and imagination of the
audience."