Soft Kneecaps by Wil Loper & Dustin Hardy
Wisconsin (MKE Premiere)
Running Time: 6 Minutes
Screening Time: Friday Sept 5th, 6:30pm
It's a quiet day at the office; that is, until scientist Allen Smithee runs over a baby and attempts to revive it but unwittingly creates a horrific, overweight monster. When the monster invades an office meeting, all bets and umbrellas are off in this silent comedy short.
Director Statement This movie was created as part of the Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project. We were required to draw a genre out of a hat; the genre we drew was Silent Film. We also had to incorporate three elements: An umbrella, the line, "This is what it's all about" and the character of Allen Smithee, a scientist.
We drew inspiration from "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" blended with comedy. We also sought to use as few intertitles as possible, telling the story as visually as possible. Our aim was to create a movie that would ultimately make people laugh and hopefully create something they had never seen before.