Welcome to the blog for THREE-FIFTY, the hilarious, award-winning, comedy short film

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Welcome! to the trailer for short comedy THREE-FIFTY.  The story of a guy trying to weasel out of his late fees at the local video store.  The hilarious tale of late fees, privacy rights and just how much information about you is available at the touch of a button.

THREE-FIFTY (TRT 08:10) has screened at over 45 film festivals, including a special screening at Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner and special museum screenings in Boston and Los Angeles.   “Three-Fifty” has aired on television and cable as follows:
2010 – 2011 – NBC/Universal: Turkey, Cyprus, Greece
2009 – 2010 –  NBC/Universal: Italy, Poland
2008 – 2009 – Canal Plus: France, Switzerland
2008 – 2009 – Multi-TV Afrique: numerous territories in Africa

THREE-FIFTY is available now on DVD at this link: bit.ly/ThreeFiftyonDVD

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Watch Award-winning short film THREE-FIFTY for free.

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Three-Fifty full 8 minute film is now available to watch for free on YouTube.  After over 40 film festivals, and airing on TV in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, you can watch it below.   We hope you enjoy, leave comments and share with your friends and family.   DVDs are still available if you want to gift it to a school or a friend.  CLICK HERE FOR DVD. Thank you and enjoy the short!  ~ Melinda & Co.  (VIEWING IN FULL SCREEN IS RECOMMENDED)

Teaching with film works: Award-winning comedy “Three-Fifty” releases DVD + Teacher’s Guide

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Comedy Three-Fifty on DVD with Teacher's Guide

SPECIAL DEAL:  Buy DVD of award-winning comedy “Three-Fifty” for $9.99  and receive the “Three-Fifty Teacher’s Guide”for free!”
Comedy “Three-Fifty” is a hit on the film festival circuit, European cable, Asian cable and now, in the classroom. Hilarious and meaningful to our times, the mythology of “Three-Fifty” has universal appeal. Though presented as comedy, “Three-Fifty”‘s theme of privacy rights, dishonesty, consequences and redemption stimulate discussions.

“Three-Fifty”  and it’s Teacher’s Guide have been chosen by varied instructors.  On the security and privacy rights side “Three-Fifty” was chosen by an instructor for a Post-Naval Academy  course in surveillance.    On the artistic side, a composer chose it to enhance his residency at Maharishi University.

  • The “Three-Fifty” Teacher’s Guide includes:

    A) 1 DVD of “Three-Fifty”  (NTSC)  Currently available only in English

    B) PDF of “Teacher’s Guide” which is ten discussion questions and exercises for use in the classroom. The teacher’s guide was written by Jungian and Terra psychologist Craig Chalquist, MS, PhD.

    C) PDF of original stage play

    D) PDF of final screenplay/shooting script in English, Spanish or French.

If  you know a teacher or trainer with a sense of  humor who enjoys using film and story structure in their courses, have them contact me at melindaaugustina AT gmail DOT com for more information on 8 minute comedy “Three-Fifty” and it’s Teacher’s Guide.

CLICK HERE to buy the “Three-Fifty” DVD plus Teacher’s Guide.

New Media Film Festival: Comedy “Three-Fifty” screens in New Media Film Festival in San Francisco

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New Media Film Festival Saturday, Nov. 5 in San Francisco!

New Media Film Festival in San Francisco is scheduled for Nov. 5 in San Francisco!  We have BIG thanks to Susan Johnston, her screening assistants and sponsors of The New Media Film Festival for scheduling comedy “Three-Fifty” for Saturday, November 5 in San Francisco.

With over 45 international film festivals and three years on television in Europe and it’s first year on television in Asia, we’re thrilled that “Three-Fifty” will be screening in San Francisco

New Media Film Festival brings the Best in New Media-  “What’s New, What’s Next…”  Honoring Stories Worth Telling in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can make you laugh, cry, think & go beyond the ordinary.

New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema with global consciousness. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.

Culture Rehab called it “Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.”

“Three-Fifty” producers, Power Hungry Productions, works in new media on a daily basis building  social media presence and new media style videos for their small and medium sized business clients.   We are thrilled that New Media Film Festival can see the enduring entertainment value of short comedy “Three-Fifty”.

Visit “Three-Fifty” Facebook Fan Page and LIKE us (really like us).  On the Facebook Fan Page you can read more about this little film that has made it’s way around the world and read comments and notes from our awesome fans.

Three-Fifty DVD confiscated by land shark?

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What is this?  It looks like our “Three-Fifty” DVD (mailed via US Post office) was attacked  by a Land Shark.  Somewhere between the post office near my home and the 5 miles the  package traveled to get to El Segundo… it was sliced and diced and lost the DVD, but the  envelope and packaging made it to the address.

If you buy a DVD of “Three-Fiftywe promise we’ll take the utmost care in  shipping it to you – but we can’t guarantee it won’t be confiscated by a land shark.  If that happens, just call us, we’ll be sure you get a new DVD.  Buying DVDs is easy – just click HERE.

We can also talk about my Anne Frank complex and why “Despite everything, I believe the post office is good at heart.”

More reasons to love the post office are in this article:
13 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You.

FilmSnobbery Monthly Screening chooses comedy “Three-Fifty” for opening night.

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Nic Baisley at FilmSnobbery.com has chosen “Three-Fifty” as one of the short films to open their monthly screening series on January 30.

What:  Film Snobbery Live!  Monthly screening series and live taping of their show.
When:  Sunday, January 30 1pm – 6pm   (Three-Fifty screens at 1pm)
Where:  The Palace Theater , 165 Main Street, Danbury, CT

Click here for Tickets

Here’s what Nic has to say about his screening series:

FilmSnobbery Live! : A Day at the Palace

“We started this screening series as a way to get filmmakers and audiences together to see movies that would not be available in your mainstream multiplex. We believe that good films deserve to be seen, and we know that moviegoers are hungry for something different. We want to make an event that is more than just people sitting in a dark room, we want to make a collaborative event where the audience is part of the action.”

DVDs of many of the films will be available for sale after the screening and they will have some filmmakers present.

We want to wish Nic and FilmSnobbery.com the best of luck with their monthly series!  Please share the screening information with your friends on the East Coast!

What:  Film Snobbery Live!  Monthly screening series and live taping of their show.
When:  Sunday, January 30 1pm – 6pm   (Three-Fifty screens at 1pm)
Where:  The Palace Theater , 165 Main Street, Danbury, CT

Click here for Tickets


Short comedy “Three-Fifty” and NBC Pan Asia contract.

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Short comedy “Three-Fifty” will be picking up fans all the way in Asia now.

Collector's Edition DVD of THREE-FIFTY $9.99

You know we love our distributors, right?   Because even in the midst of a world-wide recession, snow storms to rival all snow storms, biblical style floods, thousands of birds falling out of the sky, thousands of fish giving up the good fight, Network Ireland-TV, secured a 2 year Pan Asia television contract for “Three-Fifty”.   Nice.

Even nicer?  Getting a Facebook message from a USA fan saying she saw “Three-Fifty” on the SYFY channel while she was in Singapore!

Remember, there are lots of places you can meet other people who like short, funny films and keep up with any news on “Three-Fifty”
Three-Fifty Facebook Fan Page  http://facebook.com/ThreeFiftyTheMovie
Three-Fifty IMDB Page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0995054/
On Twitter our Production Mamma  @PowerHungryFilm http://twitter.com/PowerHungryFilm

Some collector’s quality DVDs of “Three-Fifty” are still available at this link.

Thanks for being a fan and a friend and we look forward to sharing more good times with you in 2011!  :-)