The 6 minute short is the result of a collaborative co-branded contest sponsored by Tribeca Film Festival and Originating Sponsor American Express--entitled My Movie Pitch.
This year's My Movie Pitch winner, John Nash, saw his pitch idea of a moustache wearing man finding love with an attractive moustache loving woman was selected and made a reality courtesy of female filmmaker Jac Schaeffer. The leading lady in the film is actress Amy Smart and the leading man, actor Rich Sommer. We caught up with Ms. Smart on the red carpet of the premiere and cocktail reception early on in the evening. When asked what was different about acting in a short as opposed to other acting she has done, Smart revealed, "well it's fun because you have 6 minutes to tell a story and it was five day shoot, and it was this wonderful director Jac Schaeffer and the writing was amazing, there were so many locations, it was shorter amount of time but, still felt like a film and you bond with the crew and the cast, it was really fun."
We next caught up with Director Jac Schaeffer whose experience with shorts is nothing new, "I went to USC where I made a million shorts...I made a feature a few years ago, and I wasn't ever thinking that I'd return to shorts but I'm so grateful to American Express and Tribeca Film Festival, an when they approached me to do this I absolutely had to say yes." What did she do to get this film in gear? Her 6 minute movie, elaborating that she transcribed My Movie Pitch contest winner, John Nash's pitch by using it for the voice over of the film.
After Trilby cocktails, lush hors d'oueveres, and drawing our inner stache's on a sidewall mirror, attendees viewed the film en masse. Mr. Stache, is a poignant, hysterical film with lots of heart and imagination check it out before the festival ends.
*photos courtesy of Steve Goodman