Enigma (2009 film)

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Enigma
Directed by The Shumway Brothers
Produced by Jason Shumway
Written by Matt Shumway
Jason Shumway
Starring Nadia Salamanca
Iris Corliss
Ventura Alvarez
Cory Rouse
Music by Jermain Stegall
Cinematography George Feucht
Edited by Justin Dornbush
Production
company
Release date
  • May 30, 2009 (2009-05-30) (Hollywood)
Running time
42 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Enigma is a 2009 science-fiction short film. It is written and directed by the Shumway Brothers.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Enigma was a pet project of the Shumway Brothers for five years. The project started with an idea to collaborate on a film. Jason being from the live action world and Matt from the animation world provided an opportunity to bring something unique to the independent film world. Since they both have a love of sci-fi, this turned out to be the perfect genre for them to create their first film together. Jason and Matt spent six months developing the script and pre-producing the film. Principal photography went over the course of six days, with two rounds of weekend pickups. Post production comprised the majority of the process, taking a little over four years to complete. With the tremendous amount of complex visual effects and having to hold down busy full-time jobs, the post production process was often a difficult task to juggle. Working long hours into the nights and sacrificing weekends provided the time to create the world of Enigma. Shumway Brothers are noted as excited to share their creation with the world.[citation needed] They reportedly[citation needed] received a standing ovation at the Hollywood Premiere. The Shumway Brothers are noted as "happy to see the long hours and several years of work be reflected with smiles and cheers."[citation needed]

Festivals[edit]

  • Tri-City Independent Film Festival: Oct 2010
  • Telluride Horror Show: Oct 2010
  • Burbank International Film Festival: Sept 2010
  • Cannes Independent Film Festival: May 2010
  • Indie Spirit Film Festival: April 2010
  • Beverly Hills Shorts Festival: March 2010
  • Athens International Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival: March 2010 (European Premiere)
  • Boston Science Fiction Film Festival: Feb 2010
  • Los Angeles Reel Film Festival Dec: 2009
  • Maverick Movie Awards: Dec 2009
  • Nevada Film Festival: Nov 2009
  • Orlando Film Festival: Nov 2009
  • Gig Harbor Film Festival: Oct 2009
  • IndieFest! Film Festival: Oct 2009
  • ShriekFest Horror and Scifi Film Festival: Oct 2009
  • Valley Film Festival: Oct 2009
  • SkyFest Film and Script Festival: Sept 2009
  • ShockerFest International Film Festival: Sept 2009
  • Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival: Sept 2009
  • Cinema City International Film Festival: Sept 2009
  • DragonCon Independent Film Festival: Sept 2009
  • Action on Film International Film Festival: July 2009
  • Dances With Films Independent Film Festival: June 2009 (World Premiere)

Awards[edit]

  • Won Best Sci-fi at the Burbank International Film Festival
  • Won Best Sci-fi at the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival
  • Won Best Special FX at the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival
  • Won Best Sound at the Beverly Hills Shorts Festival
  • Won Special Achievement at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
  • Won Best Special Effects at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
  • Won Best Stunts at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
  • Won Best Costume Design at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
  • Won 2nd Place Best Short at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
  • Won Best Special Effects at the Maverick Movie Awards
  • Won Best Production Design at the Maverick Movie Awards
  • Won Special Jury Award at the Nevada Film Festival
  • Won Best Short at the Orlando Film Festival
  • Won Filmmaker Spirit Award at the Gig Harbor Film Festival
  • Won Best Sci-Fi Short at ShriekFest
  • Won Audience Choice Best Sci-Fi Short at the Valley Film Festival
  • Won Audience Choice Best Sci-Fi Feature at the Cinema City International Film Festival
  • Won Best Science Fiction at the SkyFest Film and Script Festival
  • Won Best Science Fiction at the Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival
  • Won Best Costumes at the Action On Film International Film Festival
  • Won the Audience Award for Best Short at its Film Festival Debut as part of Dances with Films in Hollywood, CA.

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