Eleven Minutes Late

The Story:

Alex Kona is a professional high end theif and hired gun who, as a side job, is hired to train up-and-coming rookies for the outfit.

The latest job: aquire the ATM hacking device from the creator who lives in the burbs and train a newbie, Miles Kindrek, but when Miles is eleven minutes late and still has not shown up, Alex goes to do the job by himself but he finds Miles has already completed it.

Alex has never question the outfit's orders nor does he have any emotions about them — he does his job and he does it well, but recent events have had him wondering about the outfit's security, operations, and protocal about information on the jobs.

Confronting Miles in the hallway, Alex must choose whether to stick to the rules or bend them.


Gerald Martin Davenport


Tamara Maureen Davenport


Aria Leven Davenport


Connor Ring (Alex Kona), Chris Frank (Miles Kindrek)

The Contest:

Back in the early, to mid, 2000's Apple used to host a yearly Insomnia Film Festival, but it was the year 2006, and the last year they held it that we entered.

From: Student Filmmakers studentfilmmakers@apple.com
Date: November 10, 2006 11:12:50 AM PST
Subject: Insomnia Film Festival Reminders


Before we post the required elements today at 5pm EST, 2pm PST so that you can get started on your films, we wanted to clear up some questions so that everyone is on the same page.

- Can we use any kind of Apple computer to create our film?
Yes. As long as your film is created using an Apple computer (laptop or desktop), we're happy.

- Do actors count as team members?
We were purposely vague when we developed the rules for this contest because we want you to be as resourceful as possible. You can divide up the labor however you'd like, but Apple will only award prizes to the 5 registered team members. If you are able to get friends to help with your project for "free," we cannot control that (in fact, we encourage it).

- What are the rules around music usage?
You cannot use music that you don't have specific permission from the artist to use. You are responsible for obtaining permission for any music usage that might be in question prior to the submission of your film. This is in the Terms and Conditions under "Video Submission Requirements":

All videos must be the original work of the entrants and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the film, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use and exploitation of the video by Apple Computer in the manner set forth in these Official Rules and Regulations.

If you need a release to use, please see the US Copyright Office's web page of forms:http://www.copyright.gov/forms/

- What's the deal with the talent releases? How do we submit them?
The releases on our website are for your protection. You need to get them signed, but you don't need to submit them to us unless there is some kind of problem in the future. When you signed up for the contest, you agreed to the Terms and Conditions which state that you will submit only original work for judging, and that everyone appearing would have consented. Team captains should keep the signed release forms in a safe place.

- Does everyone need to register? Does everyone need to be a college student?
Yes and yes. All team members need to register through the Insomnia website and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the contest. Captains - it is your responsibility to ensure that everyone on your team has done this. All registered team members need to be current students in the US attending an accredited college or university.

- Do credits count in the 3 minute time limit?
Absolutely. Your entire submission cannot exceed 3 minutes in length.

From: Student Filmmakers
Date: November 10, 2006 2:00:03 PM PST
To: studentfilmmakers@apple.com
Subject: Insomnia Film Festival- It's Show Time

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your cameras.
Listed below are the film requirements. You must incorporate at least 3 of these elements in order to make your film eligible for the contest.

Required character named: Alex Kona
Required Dialog line: "No, you don't understand what it's like growing up here."
Required costume: Leather jacket and dark sunglasses
Required prop: Ice
Required side kick: Pet monkey
Required setting: Abandoned building
Required shot: Clock with 4:11 on face
Required makeup: Fake eyelashes and blue eye shadow
Required genre: Sci-fi/fantasy
Required Camera effect: Crane or boom shot
Required editing device: Musical montage

We would hate for you to be disqualified for not posting your movie correctly. Please allow at least 1 hour to post your completed entry, just in case. (This means that you really only have 23 hours to write, shoot, edit and score your movie.)

If you are taking still photos of the process, we'd love to have you share them with us. Details coming soon…

You have 24 hours, until 5:00 PM EST on November 11, 2006, to complete and upload your film.
Exclusive student discounts on Apple products. To start saving and learn more go to http://www.apple.com/education/shop

Eleven Minutes Late · Aria Pictures · Apple 48 Hour Competition

Making Movies with a Purpose