25-year-old Luke Zammit’s film Magic Mouse (which he directed and wrote when he was still a film student in Florida) has been nominated for Best Comedy in the 38th College Television Awards, which are more commonly referred to as the Student Emmys.
Magic Mouse follows the story of Tim and Danny, two office employees who get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get back at their evil boss after receiving an Apple Magic Mouse that turns out to actually be magic.
In the trailer for the short 10 minute film, Tim and Danny start experimenting with the implications of a world-changing mouse to some pretty hilarious results, like cloning themselves and moving objects around.
Two other Full Sail University students were involved with bringing Magic Mouse to life. Annie Bravo and Austin Brown helped Luke by producing the short comedy as a thesis film for the Masters in Fine Arts in Film Production class of December 2016.
The College Television Awards is a nationwide contest which honours excellence in student work, also showcasing storytellers who aspire to work in the entertainment industry. The awards will be presented on May 24th and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s Black-ish.