Cambrian: Arts & Events

Plummer brothers to launch space odyssey film Saturday in Cambria

Youthful Cambria film-makers Kyle, 15, and Carlos, 11, Plummer offer the public a chance to see their newest film and two earlier efforts at a free triple-feature Saturday, Oct. 13.

“The Second Mission,” a science fiction movie, tells the story of three astronauts who travel to a planet similar to Earth. “Along the way, something from one character’s past comes up and causes conflict,” Kyle explained.

The 20-minute film took the efforts of 15 people and about two years to make, Kyle added. Much of that time was spent on editing, “and I learned some 3-D animation,” he said.

Both Kyle and Carlos attend California Virtual Academies and hope to go into filmmaking and “make a career out of it,” Kyle said.

Their prior films are “Indiana Jones and the Crystals of Eternity” (2009, 20 minutes) and “The Magic Hat” (2010, nine minutes).

The Plummer brothers won the “Best Local Film” prize in the Filmmakers of Tomorrow Showcase at the 2010 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and the Children’s Jury Award first prize at the 2010 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

The Plummers have a Facebook page at ImageLtd. Anyone who goes to the page and clicks on the “like” button will be entered into a drawing for “a special prize,” Kyle said.

The Plummers are also giving away prizes in two contests at the Saturday’s film showcase: a science fiction costume contest — for example, “astronauts, aliens” — and a “best-hat” contest. Both will be judged by the audience.

The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Cambria Theatre for the Arts in the Old Grammar School at 1350 Main St.

While there’s no admission charge, donations will be accepted and used to support the Plummer brothers’ filmmaking endeavors.