Running Wild Films – 52 Shorts in 52 Weeks

Running Wild Films – 52 Shorts in 52 Weeks

Arizona film company Running Wild Films has set out on a very brave endeavor: to make 52 short films in 52 weeks during 2013.

Travis Mills , who co-founded the studio with Gus Edwards, conceived the project and pre-production is already underway for the Running Wild team, getting ready for a start date the first week of next year.

All 52 films are based on short stories in the public domain, selected and adapted by Mills to take place in present day Arizona. The work of such famous writers as Mark Twain, James Joyce and Edgar Allan Poe are featured among many others.

Casting for this ambitious project begins in October as does Running Wild’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the shorts, starting with a presentation of their best work Oct. 12th at Filmbar in Phoenix.

Mills and his team are very excited to take on the challenge of adapting these great stories, continuing to explore what makes a good short film, and developing cinema in Arizona.

Travis and his team at Running Wild Films were the winners of the 2011 IFP Phoenix Beat the Clock Challenge with the film “Shine Like Gold”, which also received several specialty awards.  In 2012, Travis and his team won 2nd Place for their film “Memory Ride” in the IFP Phoenix Beat the Clock Challenge.