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in Filmmaking
on Oct 29, 2008

The filmmaker Charles Stone caused a sensation in the indie film world in 1998 with his short film, True, which launched him in both the film and ad worlds. The hilarious short, along with his music videos, led him to make his first feature, Paid in Full. And when the short was seen by ad agency DDB Needham, they had the idea to hire Stone to take the characters and concept and apply it to a Budweiser ad. These spots, called Whassup?!, won all the big advertising awards in 2000 and Stone went on to make movies like Drumline and Mr. 3000.

Now, in an interesting (and funny) case of a filmmaker mining his existing and well known character and narrative properties to make an election year statement, Stone has revisited his characters in a very funny new short. Visit the site to see the short, learn more about Stone and see the original short too. Or, watch it via YouTube, below.

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