Thinkwell’s First (And Only) Online Film Festival

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What happens when Thinkwellians have a creative fire that needs to be fueled? We find projects to work on simply for the fun of creating art. From the coloring and activity book that we shared in April, to this new cinematic venture, we are always working hard at keeping our creativity alive. 

Today we are beginning to share our short films from Thinkwell’s First (and Only) Film Festival with the world! Yes, that’s right, our Thinkwellians held a virtual film festival at the end of May, complete with eight individual entries and a progressive short film. All of the submissions were shot with safe, local social distancing in place, and submissions came from Thinkwellians around the world. 

Today, we’re sharing the winning film and runner up. Enjoy!


The People’s Choice and Poo D’Or Award Winner: Chris Durmick, Principal Attractions and Museums, opted to create a timely piece that honored the classic silent film stars of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin and played off the idea of being ‘safer at home’. Enjoy! 






Safer at Home by Chris Durmick


Grand Runner Up: From Ellen Richardson, Thinkwell’s in-house counsel, this short film went another direction but covered a similar subject, highlighting a mom just trying to get some time to herself during quarantine with her family…something every parent these days can relate to. 

Banana Bread by Ellen Richardson

We hope you’ve enjoyed the first two masterpieces from our winner and runner up. Stay tuned to our blog this week for six more Thinkwellian short films, and be sure to let us know which one is your favorite!