A little ditty created in 2000 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of IN AN UNRELATED STORY, the first film created by BFA students of Florida State University's Film School.
IN AN UNRELATED STORY stars Van Horn Ely III, Matthew J.F. Cloutier, Jon Preston and Donavin Dain Scott and was produced, directed and edited by SurReel Films (Matthew J. Lopez, Chris Tomko and Erik Jambor) with James D. Taylor, Jill Kantrowitz and Garrard Whatley.
Special thanks still goes out to Steve Chase, Don Ungurait, Peter Stowell, Meryl Warren, Ray Fielding, Ms. Jane Tomko, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lopez, Jr. and family, and Tom, Mara and Jill Jambor (now Yelland).
IN AN UNRELATED STORY was filmed on Kodak 16mm black & white negative film stock during the summer of 1990, using dusty CP-16 cameras long forgotten by the FSU Communications Department. Locations included Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, Alabama ("Drop your weapons and put your hands on the top of your head!"), Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park in Tallahassee, Florida ("Did you remember to bring the axe?"), and Tomko's dorm room in FSU's Gilchrist Hall ("Waitaminute, what's this film mag doing under the bed?"). Post-production destroyed at least half a dozen 6-plate Moviola flatbeds.