Can a smart phone video game bridge the gap for two young lovers in a very long distance relationship?
“Split Screen Scavenger Hunt” is a fictional smart phone video game app. It’s simple enough: you log in, get a list, and the first person to either video clip or photograph each item on the list wins. Our story begins with Jetta Shredgrin in Berkeley, California contacting her boyfriend Syd Baker, in Cambridge, England some 5300 miles away with a “Tweet.” This is their third game, they each have a win from the first two games. This time they raise the stakes; whoever wins gets to decide where they should live and finally begin their life together.
Written and Directed by Ryd Cook (rydcook.com/) and Phil Loarie
Jetta Shredgrin … Janice Mañalac
Syd Baker … Ryd Cook
Franco … Christopher Franco
Voice-overs … Phil Loarie
Berkeley Crew: …Jamie Cai, Casey Schenkelberg, Phil Loarie
Cambridge Crew ..Carl Peck, Ryd Cook
Music, Editing and Windup Animation …Phil Loarie
This motion picture began production in 2012 with Phil and Ryd (vimeo.com/rydcook) working on an idea to collaborate on a story that spoke to comparing and contrasting Berkeley, California with Cambridge, England through a scavenger hunt. It soon grew into a story about a fictional young couple faced with a long distance relationship, a very very long distance relationship.
With no budget or sponsorship, using only volunteers, some small out of pocket money and what was at hand, these two collaborating artists managed over the past 4 years to complete this 8 minute piece.
Both Ryd and Phil sincerely hope you enjoy this entertaining romance and ask that if you like it to please pass the link on to your family and friends.
Cast: SchmueyVision and Ryd Cook