In the superhero business, you’ve got to roll with the punches. At a soiree hosted by super-brain Liam, old friends and foes reminisce over past misadventures. Big egoes and fragmented alliances make for a potent cocktail, as the beautiful Damascus and ruthless Doctor FUNdamental steer the small talk to a shattering conclusion. Five superheroes, one bar tab, zero do-overs.
Blowout was created by Superlux for the 2013 Atlanta 48-Hour Film Project. Superlux is a one-stop creative resource, dedicated to the moving image.
Mark Falls, director
Prior to founding Superlux, Mark worked in animation and broadcast design at Crawford Communications in Atlanta.
During high school, Mark couldn’t decide whether to become a writer, an artist or a filmmaker. It turned out there was no need to choose.
Mark and wife Loren formed Superlux in 2001, fusing design and production into an integrated creative offering. Mark has written and directed hundreds of productions involving motion graphics, animation and live action. BLOWOUT is his second film.
Loren Fancher Falls, producer
Superlux Principal and Executive Producer Loren Falls’ love of photography sparked a career that spans decades – and multiple artistic disciplines.
Loren worked as a studio assistant for legendary ATL shooters Richard Hoflich and Tom Hill while pursuing certification in photography and graphic design at Portfolio Center.
At the end of that decade the Falls’ were lured south by the burgeoning art scene in Miami’s South Beach. There, the freelancing couple inhabited an apartment in the Ocean Drive mansion that would eventually become Gianni Versace’s private home.On returning to Atlanta, Loren finished her degree – in film production – at Georgia State University. She worked as a production manager at Turner Broadcasting’s Film & Video unit before joining Superlux full-time in 2006. Loren worked in various crew capacities on the feature films “False River,” “Twinge”, and “El Norteño”, and the short “I, My Brother’s Keeper.”, and wrote and directed the short “Bug Man”. Loren’s design background, art direction career and inquisitive nature stamp her productions with an indelible visual signature that is always concise, dynamic, memorable and human.
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Superhero films are the opera of our times. With their gargantuan set pieces, intricately choreographed wire work, and bombastic scores, they deliver a reliable ride chock-full of the tropes we expect and, it would seem, demand.
What if superheroes were less than heroic? Gifted, employed in crime and counter-crime, but essentially working stiffs like the rest of us?
What if, instead of savior complexes and primordial angst, superheroes were preoccupied with escapism, interpersonal strife and petty one-upmanship? How would super powers serve those ends?In the never-ending buffet of postmodern Superhero epics, Blowout is a happy-hour snack.Blowout was made for the 2013 Atlanta 48-Hour Film Project.
Required Character: Liam Oakley-Brown, inventor
Required Line of Dialogue: “You know that’s not what I said.”
The release version includes additional post work.