Thu, 13 May 2021 15:21:00 GMT
Kong Studio likes to weave a good tale while also championing the underdog. Domenico Antonio ‘Two-Ton’ Galento, a boxing hero of his time whose legend has, scandalously, began to fade from memory. At a modest 5’9” and limited athletic ability, his heavyweight status derived mainly from his appetite and gluttony. He ate whatever and whenever he wanted, including on one occasion 52 hotdogs as a pre-match sharpener! Nutritional coaches were not exactly a thing in the 1930s… and if they were, Two-Ton wouldn’t have been a fan.
The short is part of a series of original content covered under the title ‘Long Story Short’. In a world where technology and people online are competing for our eyes, Kong challenged themselves to tell a story in under 60 seconds. Could they create an interesting, informative vignette while keeping the end result entertaining and memorable? Kong certainly thinks so!
The script, written by Kong co-founder Bill Elliott, had to go on a strict pre-match diet to weigh in as this featherweight short. Bill worked hard to keep the script in shape, light on its feet, and packing a punch.
Kong Co-founder Bill Elliott said of the short and punchy creative process: “We try to make our work as streamlined as possible. Can we make the narrative more efficient? Is there any baggage, or shots we could lose? I had been toying with an idea for a while to take this to the extreme. How quickly could we tell a story? In an age of decreasing attention span (of which I’m certainly guilty), could we tell it in the space of sixty seconds? These parameters not only posed a creative challenge but could set the rules for Two-Ton Tony.
"This is the challenge for our series Long Story Short. Can we (or you?) offer up a fascinating true-life tale at a blistering pace? All short films should be entertaining, but if you can educate at the same time, you’re onto an absolute winner. Now try to do it in a minute!”view more - Creative
Sound Samples: freesounds.org
Voice Over: Eric Daviou
Producer: Emma Burch
Categories: Media and Entertainment, Online MediaKong Studio, Thu, 13 May 2021 15:21:00 GMT