Two-Bit Pictures is an American independent film company. Founded in 2011, it was formed originally to compete in events such as the 48 Hour Film Project and the National Film Challenge on No Budget. 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.
- Looking Forward 48
- 10-54 in Progress 48
- Silver Lining 48
- How Many? NFC
- Boiling Point 48
- Outside the Box 48
- DIY 48
- The Interview S10C
- Late Night Shift 48
- Pipe Dreams 48
- Love Fang 48
- An unknown project, represented by an image of three hats
Tropes that apply to Two-Bit Pictures
- Iconic Logo: Chosen specifically to be easily identifiable without words. Also happens to be the palette of a Game Boy.
- Production Posse: 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
- Human-Interest Story: The Show Within a Show itself, an interview with Valerie Hart.
- Power Loss Makes You Strong: 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.
- Powers as Programs: Valerie has little trouble switching out her telepathy for telekinesis.
- Psychic Children: Valerie, who is still in high school.
- Psychic Powers: Valerie gains psychic powers from drinking milk. Drinking OJ turns this into Mind over Matter.
- Stinger: Valerie and Uncle Hank enjoy a breakfast with orange juice instead. Said beverage has an interesting effect on Valerie.
- A Bloody Mess: The red liquid by Alan's head. The lab analyst tastes it to figure out what it is, and still can't figure out if it's bloody mary mix or actual blood. It's not blood. But Duncan had to intentionally taste blood to determine that.
- Clueless Detective: Gary, whose bizarre leaps of logic don't get the investigation anywhere.
- Donut Mess with a Cop: GARY'S JUST IN THIS FOR THE DONUTS.
- Flashback: How the audience sees the actual events of the party, through sober eyes.
- Forensic Drama: Hold the drama.
- Gentleman Detective: Jonathan and Gary seem to think they're this. They aren't.
- Inspector Javert: Everyone instantly assumes Alan Sarmast is dead, then a burglar. He was knocked unconscious when one of the drunk cops threw a gun at his head.
- Lesbian Cop: Unclear, but Patrice is at least a Feminist Cop. Whether she fits this trope all-out is up for debate.
- Police are Useless: All of them, but mostly Billy, who tapes the waking victim to the floor to keep him from moving.
- All There in the Manual: One of the YouTube tags for the film reveals the true nature of Kelvin's plight: heat stroke.
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: The devilish Ivan Wright's appearance has him set against the only blue hues of the entire film.
- Fire Is Red: Well, heat is red.
- Light Is Not Good: The hotter the basement gets, the brighter.
- Mind Screw: Things seem to just keep disappearing around Kelvin, with no real explanation...
- Sauna of Death: It's not clear whether something is on fire, but the locked basement is definitely getting rapidly hotter in some capacity.
- Out of the Inferno: Subverted.
- Through the Eyes of Madness: Because Kelvin is suffering the extreme symptoms of heat stroke, the audience has a difficult time distinguishing reality from what's just in his head.
- Everyone Hates Mimes: Marc seems to encounter an awful lot of resistance for someone just trying to spend a day in town.
- Heroic Mime: Literally.
- Mime and Music-Only Cartoon: Not a cartoon, but the rest of the trope applies perfectly.
- Working Title: 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.
- Blood Oath: Smartly averted by Lilith not biting Evelyn directly, as this would result in another vampire.
- Blood-Splattered Innocents: Not exactly. Evelyn is kidnapped and forced to murder herself via bloodletting, but only because she failed to rob a blood bank.
- Couldn't Find a Pen: Inverted. Evelyn is given a pen to make herself bleed out.
- Kensington Gore: Done rather well... except for a single shot with visible foam.
- Lilith: The vampiric version.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: Subverted. The amount of blood shown is actually roughly accurate.
- Mushroom Samba: Ben finds himself in one after taking more than a little "Time Off".
- Bit-by-Bit Transformation: Brian slowly transforms over the course of the movie, generally getting hairier and clawier as the night goes on.
- Bloodier and Gorier: The second half of the film, compared to the first half.
- Blood Is the New Black: After a night of unrestricted murder, Brian sits on the couch covered in blood, horrified at the night's events.
- Bloody Handprint: Brian has a few on him by morning, without any clue as to whose they are.
- Fully-Embraced Fiend: Subverted. Brian is visibly horrified by the carnage the next morning
- Hulking Out: Mr. Ferguson probably isn't getting his butterscotch pudding.
- Resist the Beast: A less direct version, but Brian does actually try to keep himself away from work during the full moon.
- Rustproof Blood: The bloodsmears on Brian haven't browned overnight, it would seem.
- Wolf Man
- Immortality Inducer: Philip steals a book that seems to render him impervious to being stabbed in the heart.