Our Borscht Entry: ‘In Search of Waldo Pepper’

By | February 2nd, 2011 | 3 Comments

So I discovered late Monday night that the deadline to submit a short to the Borscht Film Festival Selects Program was yesterday (Tuesday) at 11:59:59. Naturally, my first thought was, “We should conceive of, shoot, edit, and submit a film before the deadline.” It was a tall order but something we really wanted to pull off. With South Beach as our backdrop and its residents and visitors our gracious actors, we made it happen.*

Now, this is no glossy Hollywood production (though we did write a little skin into the picture — mine, unfortunately). But even with the shakes and blurs and at times sub-par sound quality, we think the flick came together pretty well. We hope you agree.

Without further ado … “In Search of Waldo Pepper”.

*Truth is, we submitted the link to “In Search of Waldo Pepper” before midnight (at 11:56 p.m. to be exact), but the video itself was still uploading at deadline. Still, we thought we were in the clear … until reading the first line of this email from the Borscht Film Festival (received at 12:10:59).

As when watching a great film, I felt the gamut of emotion reading that one. Shocked, dejected, outraged, murderous, tickled, triumphant. And all in 22 words! I guess those Borscht fellows know their craft.

3 Comments on “Our Borscht Entry: ‘In Search of Waldo Pepper’”

  1. 1 tony rinoni scalabrini said at 5:38 pm on February 2nd, 2011:

    Wow–thoroughly enjoyed it. You had me anticipating the meeting with Waldo Pepper. Whimsical and thoughtful peppered throughout, it’s a lovely existential notion.

  2. 2 Jordan Melnick said at 6:20 pm on February 2nd, 2011:

    Thanks. The sequel’s named “In Search of Tony Rinoni Scalabrini”

  3. 3 milton said at 12:39 am on February 4th, 2011:

    this would be the 2nd borscht film Badu would be in:


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