The Award Winning Stacked Deck In June 2007, I was part of the cast of an independent short film entitled Stacked Deck, a cross between a film noir and a western, with a decidedly modern twist. It was a submission to the 48 Hour Film Project, an international short film competition in which every entry must be completed, from scratch, in under 48 hours. (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you just cut out sleep altogether.) On July 11, 2007, Stacked Deck was selected as one of the top 10 films of the New York City round of the competition. A screening and awards ceremony were held on Sunday, July 15, 2007 at the Two Boots Theater in Manhattan's East Village, where Stacked Deck took the titles of Runner-Up for both Best Editing and Best Director. You can watch the entire short film below.