A LONG SHOT (2012)


May 11, 2012: Red-Carpet World Premiere Event!Want your red-carpet photos? CLICK THIS LINK TO SMUGMUG to get your photos from Moss Media.


A LONG SHOT is an original ensemble mind-bending thriller/comedy about high school students on a college tour in search of a bright future when they unexpectedly get trapped in a classroom and are forced to question the truth of their identity and values.

What: The young independent film artist community of Monterey Bay, HARA Motion Picture Conservatory, in association with the Arts Council of Monterey County, is hosting a red-carpet film premiere of their 45-minute featurette film, A LONG SHOT. This event will include:

  • Red carpet photo opportunites by Moss Media!
  • Fun door prizes!
  • Refreshments
  • Q & A with the cast & crew of the film!
  • Sneak peek at the new original TV show, BEYOND SKETCH to air on AMP
    the screening of the 45-minute film, A LONG SHOT.
  • When: Friday, May 11, 2012 from 7:30pm-10pm

Where: The Performing Arts Center, 835 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove, 93950

Cost: $15 general admission / $5 students

All event proceeds go to support the 2012 summer student short film productions. To learn more about the summer, click here

How the film was made:
Dedicated film students from Carmel High school, Monterey High school and York school have collaborated to produce a 52-minute featurette film with HARA Motion Pictures at Access Monterey Peninsula television studios. Beginning in November, each weekend students came together for on-camera acting training and to write the ensemble film. Each student created a unique character they would play in the film and their stories developed into three main storylines which weaved together to create A LONG SHOT. The film was shot on location in Monterey County over the student holiday winter break, with students serving as both actors and crew to create the film.

Executive Producers: Leslie & Bob Mulford, Arts Council for Monterey County, S.T.A.R. Foundation, and Access Monterey Penninsula
Director: Michael Buffo
Producer: Brittney Buffo
Director of Photography: Fred Nelson
Editors: Eric Hinwood, Aaron Shi, Michael Buffo
Original Score: Aaron Shi
Cast & Crew:
Rory Dismukes (North Monterey County High)- Prop Coordinator, played role of Maleya
Sarah Dooley (UC Santa Cruz)- Production Coordinator Intern, played role of Jackie
Kaleb Edwards (Monterey High)- Lighting Assistant, played role of Jake McLovin
Ivana Gill (Monterey High)- Script Supervisor, played role of Sunny
Mia Gustafson (Monterey High)- Production Secretary, played role of Liza
Eric Hinwood (York School)- Assistant Director, played role of Seth
Sitara Masilamani (York School)- Costume Supervisor, played role of Bridgette
Collin McDowell (York School)- Lighting Director, played role of Dean
Aaron Shi (York School)- Sound & Special Effects Supervisor, played role of Jake
Reilly Skinner (Carmel High)- Assistant Camera, played role of Bryan
Ambria Upham (Carmel High)- Boom Operator, played role of Jessica
Maggie Britton (Carmel High)- played role of Seths girlfriend