Super Fun's 2/11 Film Short: Oscar Nominated!!!

Breaking! Screening in our upcoming Super Fun Superfund Variety Show on February 11th is the short film “Time Freak,” which has just been nominated for an Academy Award. And the first filmmakers' first reactions upon learning that they are Oscar nominees? Caught on tape. Here's the story from the LA Times.
How great would it be to turn back the clock, peek into the homes of this year’s Oscar contenders and watch their real-time reaction to the nominations announcement? That’s part of the public fascination with a “you-are-there” video made by Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey, a husband-and-wife filmmaking duo who are now Oscar nominees in the live-action short category thanks to “Time Freak.” The shorts nominees were were announced online Tuesday at 5:50 a.m. and Bowler and Causey’s natural reaction to the nerve-wracking wait was to turn on the cameras.

Mark Your Calendars for SUPER FUN!

Oscar Nominated Short Film, Variety Performers, OWS Art Exhibition to 
Repurpose Unique Venue for World-Class Cabaret

WHAT: Super Fun Superfund Variety Show
WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2011
WHERE: Film Biz Prop Shop
ADDRESS: 540 President Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11215
DOORS: 8:00pm
SHOWTIME: 8:30pm
TICKET PRICE: $8 (includes 10% off Film Biz coupon)

The Super Fun Superfund Variety Show presents the second edition of its circus-meets-sustainability cabaret, Saturday Feb 11 in Gowanus, Brooklyn, showcasing comedy, puppetry, circus, burlesque, music, the Academy Award-nominated short film TIME FREAK (Best Live-Action Short), and an Occupation installation of OWS poster art. Super Fun Variety debuted in December to a standing room only crowd and featured an incredible array of talent ranging from the silly to the sublime. The February show will be hosted by ukukele sensations Ellia and Josh Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette and Cobra Gold), and promises more genre-bending performances in a one-of-a-kind setting: the Film Biz Prop Shop, a 10,000 square foot upcycling center for props, sets, and materials donated by film and TV productions. Audience members will have the chance to win a hand-selected mystery treasure item from the Prop Shop, and each ticket includes a 10% off coupon for a future visit.

The Film Biz Prop Shop, located in Gowanus, Brooklyn, creates socially responsible and sustainable solutions from media industry waste, selling and renting a vast array of furniture, household goods, and one-of-a-kind theatrical props donated by film and TV productions. Super Fun Variety applies Film Biz’s mission to “reuse, repurpose, and upcycle” to the Prop Shop itself, transforming the treasure-filled warehouse space into a performance venue for a truly diverse array of artists. Together, we offer an outstanding resource for artists and the community at large.

The Super Fun Superfund Variety Show incubates emerging talent and cultivates seasoned professionals by offering filmmakers, musicians, variety artists, and other performers the opportunity to test and refine new work in front of a live audience. The show’s name refers to the Gowanus Canal’s recent designation as a federal Superfund site, and reflects an irreverent spirit, a strong social consciousness, and the goal of contributing to an environmentally and creatively sustainable local community.


February 11: Super Fun!!!

Mark your calendars, and dust off that polka-dot bow tie...

FYI, local business owners can email to get listed for half-off admission at the door. If you're working that hard, you deserve a good, cheap night out in the neighborhood.

Also FYI, unemployed and financially stricken Occupy Wall Street protestors can email for complimentary admission to the show. Financially stable Occupiers can email for half-off admission. See, from our point of view, OWS activists are working hard for the sake of all of our futures, often at great sacrifice, so they should be able to come enjoy some entertainment regardless of their financial position. Regarding any Occupiers who do email for complimentary admission, however, a bit of bartered time to help us strike our stage afterward would be very much appreciated.