So, while I've got a minute here ... for anyone that has any questions on what the 4thCollective is, and its relation to Shabango Productions ...
Back in like, 2000-2001, a little independent comedy club called Main Street Improv opened. The troupe dabbled in short film, while focusing largely on live shows as a short form improv comedy troupe.
Fast forward 7 years, and the club had to unfortunately close, but the group largely carried on, continuing in short film projects. Most of us had worked in and around other 48 hour teams for several years prior to entering in a team as 'The 4thCollective' in 2009. Since that time, the 4thCollective has taken on the life of the comedy troupe, with a bunch of different folks taking part in different projects.
Shabango Productions, formed in 2010, became the 'business' part of the 4thCollective, in so much as we were hired for certain advertising, media, and marketing opportunities here and there. So thats it in a nutshell ... 4thCollective is the comedy troupe, while Shabango Productions takes care of the boring business.
So, we hope you'll enjoy this year's 4thCollective entry into the 48 Hour Film Fest.