List of On the Lot films

List of On the Lot films

The reality series "On the Lot" revolves around competing directors creating short films each week. The directors and their films are voted on by the viewing audience. The top vote-getters are highlighted and given an encore showing on the program. The bottom vote-getters are eliminated from the competition.

emi-finals - "Out of time"

In the second episode, the 36 remaining semi-finalists were asked to divide themselves into groups of three and write, shoot, and edit a short film within 24 hours based on the theme "out of time" and each director was judged individually on his or her section of the film.

Final 18

In this week, contestants were challenged to return to their hometowns and shoot a one-minute comedic short film. This week's films are listed by their placing in the voting, then by surname of the director.

Top 3

* Will Bigham: "Lucky Penny" is a story about a man finding a penny that is not so lucky. []

* Jason Epperson: "Getta Rhoom" follows a nerdy man who gets into trouble when he repeats the phrase "get a room." [] (This film was criticized by the judges for depicting the nerdy man as a possibly mentally handicapped person.)

* Zach Lipovsky: "Danger Zone" consists of a single 360-degree shot around a science lab, showing how one mistake leads to another. []

Continuing contestants

* Jessica Brillhart: "...To Screw in a Lightbulb" makes literal the internal struggle of a man deciding what to do when a lightbulb goes out. []

* Sam Friedlander: "Replication Theory" shows how people throughout history and around the world replicate a farting noise to avoid being embarrassed. []

* Hilary Graham: "Bus #1" follows a woman stuck on a bus who needs to go to the bathroom. []

* Andrew Hunt: "Spaced Out" features a police officer who pulls over a spacecraft, piloted by two drunken aliens. []

* Trever James: "A Golf Story" features an overconfident golfer who makes a mistake on the final hole of the World Mini Golf Championship. []

* Shalini Kantayya: "Love In The Year 2007" follows a woman trying to find love through speed dating and other methods, only to be disappointed with the selection of men. []

* Mateen Kemet: "Soft" follows a man who is trying to prove that he is cool. He is pressured by his friends into robbing an old woman. []

* Kenny Luby: "Wack Alley Cab" follows a cab company whose customers don't last longer than a minute in their cabs. []

* Marty Martin: "The Big Bad Heist" is a trailer for an action film. []

* David May: "File Size" follows an office worker who has trouble with documents that are too large. []

* Shira-Lee Shalit: "Check Out" features a woman in an airport security line partially undressing in a sexual way, while flirting with an attractive man, who she later discovers she was imagining. []

* Adam Stein: "Dance Man"," follows the life of a man who communicates only through dance. []

Bottom 3

* Phil Hawkins: "Please Hold" shows a woman being robbed. She calls 911, but the call is put on hold. []

* Claudia La Bianca: "Blind Date" features a woman who is on a particularly unsuccessful blind date. []

* Carolina Zorilla De San Martin: "Deliver Me" follows an expecting mother in the delivery room who cannot stop answering her cell phone. []

Final 15

The contestants are to be reduced from 15 to 12 over three weeks. Each week, five of the fifteen finalists are chosen to show new films, with one of them being cut from the competition the following week.

Week two

The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Sam Friedlander - "Broken Pipe Dreams" shows how one man must overcome his fear of a toilet to recover an engagement ring.
*Trever James - "Teri" shows the anxiety of not knowing what to expect with online dating.
*Hilary Graham - "The First Time I Met The Finkelsteins" shows a "Meet the Parents" story where a son introduces his girlfriend to his outspoken parents.
*Adam Stein - "Dough: The Musical" is a musical number of a man seeking a wife and a woman seeking employment.
*Shalini Kantayya - "Laughing Out Loud: A Comic Journey" is a three-minute documentary on a homosexual comedian's journey to being himself.

Carrie Fisher said her favorite film was "Broken Pipe Dreams", Garry Marshall said his favorite film was "Dough: The Musical", and guest judge Michael Bay said his favorite film was "Laughing Out Loud: A Comic Journey". The other ten finalists were surveyed and the majority liked "Laughing Out Loud: A Comic Journey" the most, and their least favorite was "The First Time I Met The Finkelsteins."

Week three

The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Andrew Hunt - "Polished" follows a janitor who gets revenge on the employees where he works.
*David May - "Love at First Shot" follows an awkward date and a bumbling cupid attempting to set it right.
*Shira-Lee Shalit - "Beeline" follows a single mother who is asked a frank question by her son.
*Marty Martin - "Dance with the Devil" is an action thriller about a man trying to escape the past with his girlfriend.
*Kenny Luby - "Edge on the End" follows a man dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Carrie Fisher said her favorite film was "Polished". Garry Marshall and David Frankel both chose "Beeline" as their favorite film.

Week four

The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Will Bigham - "Glass Eye" follows a man trying to retrieve his glass eye.
*Jason Epperson - "Blood Born" follows a man who discovers that while he's been donating blood for years, his rare blood type has actually been curing the recipients of terminal diseases. The man's troubled past may keep him from sharing his miracle gift.
*Zach Lipovsky - "Sunshine Girl" follows a little girl who takes the sun out of the sky. As a result, the world goes into a state of panic and emergency. The girl discovers that she will have to put the sun back in the sky to solve the crisis.
*Mateen Kemet - "Lost" follows a man enjoying the recent success of his career. However, his consumption with work has taken a toll on his relationship with his girlfriend. Several months later, after taking a break from the relationship, the man is surprised by his girlfriend with some shocking news.
*Jessica Brillhart - "The Orchard" follows a man who starts to see troubling visions and feel pangs of distress, in the process of cutting a tree.

Judges Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall and Wes Craven all chose "Sunshine Girl" as their favorite film.

Final 12

Week five

The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Shalini Kantayya - "Dr. In-Law" shows a man getting revenge on his father-in-law.
*Adam Stein - "Discovering The Wheels" follows several cavemen who make an interesting discovery.
*Will Bigham - "Nerve Endings" follows an intern who experiments on a brain surgery patient.
*Hilary Graham - "Under The Gun" depicts a unique bank robbery.
*David May - "How To Have A Girl" shows a couple trying to ensure the gender of their unborn child.
*Zach Lipovsky - "Die Hardly Working" shows several office workers using their imaginations to deal with the tedium of work.

Judges Carrie Fisher and Mark Waters chose "Die Hardly Working" as their favorite film, and Garry Marshall chose "Under The Gun" as his favorite film.

Week six

The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Kenny Luby - "The Malibu Myth" follows a couple taking a road trip to an area in Malibu where people are mysteriously disappearing.
*Sam Friedlander - "Anklebiters" shows a young boy discovering a strange new creature.
*Andrew Hunt - "Midnight Snack" follows a woman who wakes up in the night to make a snack and finds uninvited guests in her house.
*Jason Epperson - "Eternal Waters" follows a mother, her son, and an intruder in her house.
*Shira-Lee Shalit - "Open House" follows a man and woman expecting their first child who take a tour of an old house.
*Mateen Kemet - "Profile" shows a man getting pulled over by the police.

Judge Carrie Fisher chose "Midnight Snack" as her favorite film, Garry Marshall chose "Eternal Waters" as his favorite film, and guest judge Eli Roth chose "The Malibu Myth" as his favorite film.

Final 10

Week seven

The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Zach Lipovsky - "Time Upon A Once" follows a couple who finds something strange about the new neighbors.
*Hilary Graham - "The Legend of Donkey-Tail Willie" is the story of a man who feels alone in the world.
*Will Bigham - "Spaghetti" follows a couple who get lost and drive right into the old west.
*Shalini Kantayya - "First Sight" follows a shallow girl who sees the world differently through a special pair of glasses.
*Adam Stein - "Worldly Possession" shows a couple who accidentally receive a powerful military tool.

Carrie Fisher chose "Worldly Possession" as her favorite film, Garry Marshall said Hilary was the most improved filmmaker with her film "The Legend of Donkey-Tail Willie", and guest judge Luke Greenfield chose "Time Upon A Once" as his favorite film (he called it "Twice Upon A Time").

Week eight

The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Sam Friedlander - "Key Witness" follows a criminal pursued by both good guys and bad guys.
*Jason Epperson - "Sweet" shows a man's hurried journey to get an anniversary gift.
*Andrew Hunt - "Zero2Sixty" depicts an unusual test drive.
*Kenny Luby - "The Losers" follows a father who takes his son's place in a skateboard race.
*Mateen Kemet - "Catch" follows a businessman who pursues a thief.

Carrie Fisher chose "Zero2Sixty" as her favorite film. Garry Marshall and guest judge Antoine Fuqua chose "Sweet" as their favorite film.

Final 6

Week nine

The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Zach Lipovsky - "The Bonus Feature" shows an adventure with an in-car DVD player.
*Adam Stein - "Girl Trouble" depicts a man introducing his roommate to his new girlfriend.
*Will Bigham - "Unplugged" follows the romantic adventure of two desk lamps.
*Andrew Hunt - "Keep Off Grass" follows a superhero couple fighting in a garden.
*Sam Friedlander - "American Hoe" shows a couple's fight over their wedding invitations.
*Jason Epperson - "Old Home Boyz" depicts a man's 50th class reunion.

Carrie Fisher chose "Girl Trouble" as her favorite film. Guest judge Brad Silberling chose "Old Home Boyz" as his favorite film. Garry Marshall chose "Unplugged" and "Keep Off Grass" as his favorite films.

Week ten

The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Adam Stein - "Driving Under The Influence" depicts a car radio that makes people dance.
*Sam Friedlander - "Backseat Driving Test" follows a guy who's sick and tired of his mother being a "backseat driver."
*Zach Lipovsky - "Bonus Feature Two" is a sequel to the movie Zach made the week before, "The Bonus Feature."
*Jason Epperson - "The Move" involves a difficult and emotional relocation. Starring guest-star Jerry O'Connell.
*Will Bigham - "Road Rage 101" features a car that gets back at its angry driver.

Carrie Fisher and guest judge Gary Ross chose "Driving Under The Influence" as their favorite film, and substitute judge Penny Marshall chose "Backseat Driving Test" as her favorite film.

Week eleven

The films in this episode were based on the logline submitted by the winner of the America's Choice Logline Challenge, Kim Saucier from Levant, Maine. The logline was "Man wakes up, rolls out of bed one morning to find himself in a dress, and he's got no memory at all of how he got into the frock." [] The directors and films shown this week [] were:

*Will Bigham - "The Yes Men" is about a boss whose suit is misplaced by a dry cleaner.
*Sam Friedlander - "Dress for Success" is about an abusive boss and some women employees who get revenge.
*Adam Stein - "Army Guy" depicts a soldier who wakes up inside a house, surrounded by odd twins who want to marry him.
*Jason Epperson - "Oh, Boy." involves a man forced to wear a dress and dance or a bomb will detonate.

Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall and guest judge F. Gary Gray all chose "Army Guy" as their favorite film.

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