15 Filmmakers, 1 Boat: How 'OMNIBOAT' Became the First Film To Be Based on a PDF
How do you go from making movies with your local high school friends, to playing festivals 400 times — including Sundance 17 different times?
The Miami-based filmmaking collective Borscht Corp did just that. We dive into how on this episode of the No Film School podcast, which centers on Borscht's first feature-length film OMNIBOAT: A Fast Boat Fantasia.
From a speedboat falling in love with a monster truck to a dolphin monster voiced by Robert Redford, OMNIBOAT's fifteen different filmmakers keep the viewer guessing.
Premiering at Sundance 2020, the bombastic omnibus film is both a love letter to and a send-up of, the city of Miami. Listen to the podcast here:
As we mention on the podcast, OMNIBOAT originated with a hilarious tongue-in-cheek PDF by filmmaker Lucas Leyva, which we are happy to offer for your perusal here:
Among the fifteen or so filmmakers who made OMNIBOAT are names you might recognize, including:
DANIELS, who made the feature Swiss Army Man and numerous viral shorts and music videos, including Turn Down for What; Terence Nance, who made the feature An Oversimplification of Her Beauty and created the HBO show Random Acts of Flyness; Hannah Fidell, who debuted with the feature A Teacher and more recently released The Long Dumb Road; and Phil Lord of Lord and Miller who of course directed The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, and produced Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Thanks to Lucas for sharing the PDF, and to the writers/directors/producers who joined us on the podcast: Jillian Mayer, Hannah Fidell, Brett Potter, Dylan Redford, Xander Robin, Olivia West Lloyd, and Phil Lord.
For more, see our ongoing list of coverage of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.