[[caption-width-right:200:Indie filmmaking with a nerdy twist.]]

Two-Bit Pictures is an American independent film company. Founded in 2011, it was formed originally to compete in events such as [[SelfImposedChallenge the 48 Hour Film Project and the National Film Challenge]] on NoBudget. Based out of various unofficial locations in New England (primarily Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with a strong support base out of New Haven, Connecticut), Two-Bit Pictures is advancing out of competition films and into larger-scale independent production, with larger-scale projects coming in 2013.

Its [[IconicLogo logo]] is a depiction of a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin two-bit picture]] as would be seen on [[ShoutOut the green-tinted screen]] of a GameBoy.

Two-Bit Pictures is on [[http://www.facebook.com/2bitPX Facebook]], [[http://www.twitter.com/2bitPX Twitter]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/user/2bitPX YouTube]], and a website is currently in development.
* ''Looking Forward''[[labelnote:48]]made for the 48 Hour Film Project in Boston, 2011[[/labelnote]]
* ''10-54 in Progress''[[labelnote:48]]made for the 48 Hour Film Project in Providence, 2011[[/labelnote]]
* ''Silver Lining''[[labelnote:48]]made for the 48 Hour Film Project in New Haven, 2011[[/labelnote]]
* ''How Many?'' [[labelnote:NFC]]made for the National Film Challenge, 2011[[/labelnote]]
* ''Boiling Point''[[labelnote:48]]made for the 48 Hour Film Project in Boston, 2012[[/labelnote]]
* ''Outside the Box''[[labelnote:48]]made for the 48 Hour Film Project in Providence, 2012[[/labelnote]]
* ''[=DIY=]''[[labelnote:48]]made for the 48 Hour Film Project in New Haven, 2012[[/labelnote]]
* ''The Interview'' [[labelnote:[=S10C=]]]made for the [=Short10Cinema=] Comedy / Dark Comedy Competition, 2013[[/labelnote]]
* ''Late Night Shift''[[labelnote:48]]made for the 48 Hour Film Project in Boston, 2013[[/labelnote]]
* ''Pipe Dreams''[[labelnote:48]]made for the 48 Hour Film Project in Providence, 2013[[/labelnote]]
* ''Love Fang''[[labelnote:48]]made for the 48 Hour Film Project in New Haven, 2013[[/labelnote]]
!!In development
* ''{{Film/Shots}}''
* An unknown project, represented by [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=554011364634533 an image of three hats]]

!Other products

* ''Podcast/TheDPad[[labelnote:*]]on the Podsmiths Network[[/labelnote]]''
* ''[[Radio/TheDPad The D-Pad on UNregular Radio]]''
!!Tropes that apply to Two-Bit Pictures

* IconicLogo: Chosen specifically to be easily identifiable without words. Also happens to be [[ShoutOut the palette of a]] GameBoy.
* ProductionPosse: Rick Desilets has been involved in every production thus far, and the films very frequently involve Sara Gouveia, John Selig, Ryan Keough, and Nick Bebel as well.

!!Tropes that apply to Two-Bit Pictures' films


[[folder:''Looking Forward'']]
* HumanInterestStory: The ShowWithinAShow itself, an interview with Valerie Hart.
* PowerLossMakesYouStrong: The big conflict of the film. Valerie can't sleep because she can't decide whether she'll be happier with or without her ability.
* PowersAsPrograms: Valerie has little trouble [[spoiler:switching out her telepathy for telekinesis.]]
* PsychicChildren: Valerie, who is still in high school.
* PsychicPowers: Valerie gains psychic powers from drinking milk. [[spoiler:Drinking [=OJ=] turns this into MindOverMatter.]]
* {{Stinger}}: Valerie and Uncle Hank enjoy a breakfast with orange juice instead. [[spoiler:Said beverage has an [[MindOverMatter interesting effect]] on Valerie.]]

[[folder:''10-54 in Progress'']]
* ABloodyMess: The red liquid by Alan's head. The lab analyst [[TheKetchupTest tastes it]] to figure out what it is, and ''still'' can't figure out if it's bloody mary mix or actual blood. [[spoiler:It's not blood. But Duncan had to [[{{Squick}} intentionally taste blood]] to determine that.]]
* CluelessDetective: Gary, whose [[{{Series/Batman}} bizarre leaps of logic]] don't get the investigation anywhere.
* DonutMessWithACop: '''''GARY'S JUST IN THIS FOR THE DONUTS.'''''
* {{Flashback}}: How the audience sees the actual events of the party, through sober eyes.
* ForensicDrama: Hold the drama.
* GentlemanDetective: Jonathan and Gary seem to think they're this. [[spoiler:They aren't.]]
* InspectorJavert: Everyone instantly assumes Alan Sarmast is dead, then a burglar. [[spoiler:He was knocked unconscious when one of the drunk cops threw a ''gun'' at his head.]]
* LesbianCop: Unclear, but Patrice is ''at least'' a Feminist Cop. Whether she fits this trope all-out is up for debate.
* PoliceAreUseless: All of them, but mostly Billy, who ''tapes the waking victim to the floor to keep him from moving''.

[[folder:''Silver Lining'']]
* BadDate: The bulk of the film. [[spoiler:Turns out, she thought it was cute.]]
* OffscreenBreakup: [[spoiler:Or so he thinks.]]
* SilentMovie: All the sound effects for the film were recorded in the motel room where it was edited. Including the credits "music".

[[folder:''How Many?'']]
* BrickJoke: [[TitleDrop How many]] [[spoiler:scientists does it take to screw in a light bulb]]? [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke "Two."]]]]
* DidTheResearch: The formulas used throughout the film are actual formulas related to heat transfer and electricity, [[BilingualBonus an early clue to the punchline.]]

[[folder:''Boiling Point'']]
* AllThereInTheManual: One of the YouTube tags for the film reveals the true nature of Kelvin's plight: [[spoiler:heat stroke]].
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: The devilish Ivan Wright's appearance has him set against the only blue hues of the entire film.
* FireIsRed: Well, ''heat'' is red.
* LightIsNotGood: The hotter the basement gets, the brighter.
* MindScrew: Things seem to just keep disappearing around Kelvin, with no real explanation...
** MindScrewdriver: [[spoiler:[[WordOfGod ...because Kelvin is suffering from an extreme case of heat stroke.]]]]
* SaunaOfDeath: It's not clear whether [[HouseFire something is on fire]], but the locked basement is definitely getting rapidly hotter in some capacity.
* OutOfTheInferno: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Because Kelvin is [[spoiler: suffering the extreme symptoms of heat stroke]], the audience has a difficult time distinguishing reality from what's [[UnreliableNarrator just in his head]].

[[folder:''Outside the Box'']]
* EveryoneHatesMimes: Marc seems to encounter an awful lot of resistance for someone just trying to spend a day in town.
* HeroicMime: Literally.
* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: Not a cartoon, but the rest of the trope applies perfectly.
* WorkingTitle: ''[[PublisherChosenTitle Mime's First Outing]]'', a title chosen by the film editor. Helps explain why Marc leaving is so notable, but was changed just prior to completion.

* BloodOath: Smartly averted by UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}} [[spoiler:not biting Evelyn directly, as this would result in another vampire.]]
* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Not exactly. Evelyn is kidnapped and [[spoiler: forced to murder herself via bloodletting]], but only because she failed to [[spoiler:rob a blood bank]].
* CouldntFindAPen: [[spoiler:Inverted. Evelyn is given a pen to make herself bleed out.]]
* KensingtonGore: Done rather well... except for a single shot with visible foam.
* UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}}: The vampiric version.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Subverted. The amount of blood shown is actually [[DidTheResearch roughly accurate]].

[[folder:''The Interview'']]
* MushroomSamba: Ben finds himself in one after taking more than a little "Time Off".

[[folder:''Late Night Shift'']]
* BitByBitTransformation: Brian slowly transforms over the course of the movie, generally getting hairier and clawier as the night goes on.
* BloodierAndGorier: The second half of the film, compared to the first half.
* BloodIsTheNewBlack: After a night of unrestricted murder, Brian sits on the couch covered in blood, [[ThousandYardStare horrified at the night's events]].
* BloodyHandprint: Brian has a few on him by morning, without any clue as to whose they are.
* FullyEmbracedFiend: Subverted. Brian is visibly '''horrified''' by the carnage the next morning
* HulkingOut: Mr. Ferguson probably isn't getting his butterscotch pudding.
* ResistTheBeast: A less direct version, but Brian does actually try to keep himself away from work during the full moon.
* RustproofBlood: The bloodsmears on Brian haven't browned overnight, it would seem.
* WolfMan

[[folder:''Pipe Dreams'']]
* [[spoiler:ImmortalityInducer]]: Philip steals a book that seems to [[spoiler:render him impervious to ''being stabbed in the heart''.]]

[[folder:''Love Fang'']]