Over 380 filmmakers took to the iconic streets of the Warner Bros. Studios lot to produce their latest projects.

AT&T SHAPE Create-a-thon challenged emerging creators to make a short film in only one weekend.

After reviewing hundreds of scripts, judges invited nearly 40 filmmaking teams to AT&T SHAPE, our annual tech and entertainment expo exploring the convergence of entertainment and technology, to bring their ideas to life. Each team was assigned a 3-hour time slot during July 14-15 to film on-site.

After viewing all the short film submissions, judges narrowed the competition down to 5 finalists competing for $40,000 in prizes.

The finalists are:


The film follows the story of Harold, an anthropomorphic pine tree, homeless due to urban sprawl. Wandering the harsh streets of LA in search of a permanent rooting site, his prospects change when he hears of an area of protected land up north. All he needs is money for a bus ticket.

Team: Springhurst Pictures

Sweet Dreams Chris

“Sweet Dreams Chris” is a story about a man’s adventures inside his girlfriend’s wacky dreams. You never know what she’ll dream of next!

Team: MoBo Productions

The Deaf vs The Dead

When the zombie apocalypse breaks out in Los Angeles, an out Deaf man must find a way to survive and protect his loved ones, even if it means teaming up with some unlikely people.

Team: Zombie Slayers

Separation of Church and Livia

Set in a future-adjacent world with 12 billion people and a consolidated world power, runaway data technician Livia is on a mission to rescue her sister, Church, from the labor camps in the newly defrosted Antarctica. But when an alternate-dimension version of herself shows up to talk her out of it, she has to decide between safety and sister… In a world where autonomy gets you killed.

Team: Phileon Productions

Time’s Up

When an assassin catches up with her mark, it leads to some unexpected results.

Team: Time’s Up Team

It’s up to you to select the winner. Voting is open through Sunday, July 23, at shape.att.com. We’ll announce the winner next week.