Here it is! JINGLE HARD. Fischgaard 2010’s winner of “Best Film” and “Best Use of Character.” (Good job Eliot! 😉 The Fischgaard Short Film Project takes place once a year in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It’s mission is to motivate independent filmmakers and to enhance film as art in South Dakota. During the competition, filmmaking teams create a movie writing, shooting and editing a four to seven minute film all in one weekend. This year we had to make a movie out of two different movies that we drew at random. Jingle Hard is what you get when you combine “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Die Hard”. We were required to have a character with the initials JT and they had to be a former childhood actor. The required line of dialogue was “I swear…” and the required prop was a newspaper. This is the version everyone saw Sunday night. A fine-tuned “Director’s Cut” will be showing up on YouTube in the next few weeks.