“Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples” was written, shot, and edited in two days as part of the Panasonic 48 Hour Film Challenge at the 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival. As part of the challenge, the films were asked to include the following:
• The theme of “A Good Idea”
• A conflict resolved through dance
• An upside down moment
• The phrase “night sharks”
• A local or festival celebrity
• Something hidden in a book
• A moral lesson
• And a bag of apples
Check it out and see how we did!
A short film directed by Greg Pak, produced by Kim Ima, and written by Greg Pak, Kim Ima, and Vin Knight
2005, 6 1/2 minutes, color. A man gets the hiccups at a holiday camp for troubled couples. But what secret is he really hiding?
Starring Vin Knight and Kim Ima, with Peter Donato, Tanya Tavereau, and the voice of Anthony Marchegiano
Shot and Cut by Greg Pak, http://www.gregpak.com
Boom, Graphics, Production Assistance: Anthony Marchegiano
Original song, “Wherever It Might Lead,” by Nancy Atlas, http://nancyatlas.com
Porn and Camp music by David Libby, http://www.broadwaydemo.com
Big news: I’ve started a video blog called the Pakcast that will provide periodic updates about my projects — along with interviews with interesting friends or collaborators. First up, “Robot Stories” producer Kim Ima, who just opened the Treats Truck Stop bakery and restaurant in Brooklyn! Check it out and spread it around:
Kim Ima, one of the producers of Greg Pak’s “Robot Stories” and the co-star of Pak’s “Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples,” is now selling cookies and pastries on the streets of New York City. No joke! Check out the clip below from “Eat Out ala Kelly” profiling Ima and her awesome Treats Truck — then check out the Treats Truck website for the menu and schedule.
Greg Pak’s short film “Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples” plays at 12 noon on November 4 and 5 at the 2nd Annual MassBay Film Festival in a FREE program at Razzo Hall at Clark University. Click here for more information.
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival is playing Greg Pak’s short film “Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples” on November 3 in a program of shorts which were created during short film shoot out competitions from around the continent. Click here for more information.
Greg Pak’s short film “Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples” plays on October 3 at the DC APA Film Festival in the “Queer Short Films” program. Click here for all the details.
Greg Pak’s latest short film, “Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples,” plays in the “Chop Schticks” shorts program at the San Diego Asian Film Festival on October 15 and 19. Click here for the full program and screening times.
“Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples,” a short film directed by Greg Pak, screens at the Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival in Shorts Program 2, Sunday, October 1 at 9:30 pm and Wednesday, October 4 at 7 pm. For more information, visit the official festival website.
Greg Pak’s short film “Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples” has a repeat screening in the “Open Your Heart” shorts program at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York City at 8:30 pm on Monday, July 17 at the Quad Cinema. (It also screens on July 14 at 8:30 at the Quad.) Click here for more details.