the Noize (or How A Bunch of Stupid People Ruined My Stupid Day)

Released:  July 26, 2013 Runtime:  8 minutes
Directed by
Kris Schulz
T.C. De Witt
Written by
Kris Schulz (Co-Writer)
T.C. De Witt (Co-Writer)
Produced by
Chris Moehr
Assistant Director/Script Supervisor
Julia Smith
Set Design
Jessica Moehr
Director of Photography
Jon Kline
Chad Halvorsen
Camera Operator/Stunts
William Ball
Candace Lauren Ostler
1st A.C.
Joseph Sanchez
Production Sound
Cory Kaseman
Data Wrangler
Erin Phipps
Alexander Hoggard
Visual Effect and Credits by Backflip Films
John Shoemaker and Ryan Freng
Production Manager
Kyle Kubicek
Jordan Post
Catering/Craft Services
Joanne Moehr
Equip. Manager
Ben Moehr
Production Assistant
Ali Bahr
Dale Ihde
Curt Wilke
Special Thanks
Kyle Buckley and Flip Eleven Creative
Anna Pesok
Radio Music provided by Lords of Trident

Film Synopsis:

Oliver has thirty minutes to get to the local radio station to claim a $10,000 prize. He’s got a future! He’s got plans! He’s got more obstacles than he can handle!


Oliver Cotton/Sinclair Vandermint / T.C. De Witt
Wildman / Chad Halvorsen
The Goose / Candace Lauren Ostler
Josh / C.S. Lane
Yoga Instructor / Julia Smith
Mother of Delinquent Bike Owner / Ali Bahr
Prias Driver / Erik Rasmuson
Bill / Dale Ihde
Ilsa / Jessica Moehr


  • This film, in its entirety, was made in 48 hours for the Madison 48 Hour Film Project. The crew was given their required elements of genre (Mistaken Identity), a prop (pillow), a line of dialogue ("Forget everything I just said."), and a character (Sinclair Vandermint, kleptomaniac) on Friday night at 7p.m. Once given these elements, the teams participating in the competition have exactly 48 hours to hand in a completed film.
  • Oliver was named after Colin Wilcox's son who was born a day before the 2012 48. Ilsa is named after Paul Ziech's newborn daughter. The mother yelling for Luke was a nod to actor Luke Kramer. These three regular contributors to Firmament Films were unable to attend this year.
  • The bumper sticker on Ilsa's car reads: 104.9 the Noize - because silence is for wussies.
  • CAMEO: Renfield, the Moehr's dog previously seen in Dangerous Summers.
  • The billboard for Wildman and the Goose was hand drawn by Candace Ostler.
  • The stunt of the Prius hitting the bike was performed by camera operator Will Ball. Moments before filming, the Sun Prairie Police appeard on the scene to investigate the gathered crew. They declined to make an appearance in the film.
  • Actress Julia Smith is a certified yoga instructor in real life. The class she is instructing is made up of the crew.
  • The white board behind T.C. in the credits features references to previous 48's, including Patrick Raynol, Tanner Greene, and Matt Michaels, all previous required characters. Dangerous Summers baddie Lou Chihuahua's name also appears.