The New Originals
Team Leader: Chad Cobain
Odds: 2 to 1
Members of the New Originals have taken part in every Weekend Film Challenge so far and one thing is certain – these kids have skills, always finishing in the top three. Chad, Christian Hansen and Matt Dy were part of last year’s winning team and they possess just the sort of mix of youth, raw talent, and willingness to take risks that gives some of us older guys a bit of a complex. They are bringing back some key talent from last year’s Sunday Market, which means that they are the odds on favorite to win the top spot in 2008. Some questions are afoot though: They set the bar pretty high last year, will they be able to hit their own lofty standards this year? Can a team that makes serious movies win it in this year’s comedy-rich field? Western? Very hard to pull off, but I heard that they were heading to Eastern Washington and that sure sounds like the right direction to me.
Coming up… Handicapping the Weekend Film Challenge – Team ASCOT