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The Hamilton 24 2012

It has been a crazy few weeks since my last post, and between moving in to our new place and shooting, Katie and I have had our hands full! The best thing to do is probably work back from the more recent events, starting with The Hamilton 24 that happened this past weekend.

The Hamilton 24 started out as a 24 hour film festival, but quickly evolved into an entire arts festival…too quickly in fact! Originally, the purpose of the event was to give filmmakers several criteria for a film, and then give them 24 hours to conceive, write, shoot, edit and submit a 5-minute film. Over the years they added more elements to the festival and the screening turned into a week-long display of film, fashion, food, music, dance and many other forms of expression that had to be designed or conceived within a 24 hour period.

In 2011, the festival was so massive, that the organizers realized they needed to scale things back and gear up to be properly prepared for 2013. Luckily for us, the one element they decided to keep for the festival in 2012 was the film challenge!

The film you’re about to watch was literally conceived from nothing, then written, shot, edited and submitted in less than 24 hours. I can’t thank my amazing team enough for all of the effort that went into pulling this off. A big thank you goes out to Create Media for co-producing this and hosting our workspace for those insane 24 hours.

Please enjoy The Stone:

The Stone – 2nd Place – Hamilton 24 from Christoph Benfey on Vimeo.

For this submission, we received second place at the screening. The first place film was about a family who didn’t want their son anymore so they told him he was a wizard and had to go to wizard school forever. We’re really looking forward to next year’s festival!

In other news, another All Day Apparel – Skate Sessions video dropped a couple weeks ago, this time featuring Mike Crook. If you haven’t watched it yet, be sure to check it out!

All Day Apparel – Skate Sessions w/ Mike Crook from Christoph Benfey on Vimeo.

In the coming weeks, check back for updates with some exciting projects I’m working on right now, including a shoot with a Scion FR-S, A Music Video for a hip-hop artist from Toronto (who must remain nameless until launch!), a really cool commercial for Hamilton’s Urbanicity magazine, to name a few!

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About christophbphoto

Photographer from Toronto, Ontario. Owner of Low Key Studio & Gallery in Hamilton Ontario. &

2 responses to “The Hamilton 24 2012

  1. drewpan

    Nice! Love the Star Wars references! And well done with all that make-up and stuff within 24 hours!

  2. Reblogged this on Low Key Studio & Gallery and commented:

    Check out the film by Low Key Studio’s Christoph Benfey & CreateMedia, it came in 2nd place in the Hamilton 24!! It was conceived, written, cast, shot, edited and submitted within 24 hours! Imagine what they could do with 25 hours!

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