The Big Squeeze


During a film competition, a team of filmmakers go off the radar to cheat the system and use external resources to win. The only problem is getting the footage into the restricted editing room without getting caught.

The competition required a completed short film to be submitted in 16 hours or less. Participants were provided an orange as a prop, and the phrase Keepin’ it Real.

The competition took place in Orlando, Florida at theĀ Orange County Convention Center and the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

Project Details

September 13, 2014
Total Production Time
16 Hours
Chet Crocco
John Abbot
Miranda DeMelis
Jen Halleck
Kolby Burger
Menalie Hyde
Chuck Lewis
Leah Pfrommer
Directed By
Chet Crocco
Leah Pfrommer
Edited By
Leah Pfrommer
Chet Crocco
Tyler Saari
Editing Platforms
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Adobe After Effects CS6
Licensed from
Cameras Utilized
Nikon D3200
Nikon f3.5-5.6 18-55mm Lens