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Maple Ridge university student fakes it to make it

William Allen as Mark Zuckerberg in the short film Social Networking in 60 Seconds. - Contributed
William Allen as Mark Zuckerberg in the short film Social Networking in 60 Seconds.
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A Maple Ridge film-maker needs your help to win Virgin Radio’s 2012 Fake Film Festival contest.

Social Network in 60 Seconds is among 24 entries in the contest and features Maple Ridge residents Jordan Greschner, Scott Lyttle, Kirstie Stilin and William Allen, who plays Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Greschner, studying communications at Simon Fraser University, is one of the creative minds  behind the viral video Canucks Stanley Cup Finals Song 2011, which garnered more than a million views last year before the Canucks lost the final game to the Boston Bruins.

“Working all the different aspects of this short video has been a blast,” said Greschner, who co-directed the movie with Philbert De Torres.

“But that’s not all; even though I’ve played hockey all my life, working on this film has really helped me understand the importance of teamwork off the ice.”

Greschner and his film-making buddies chose to spoof The Social Network because they had a few close friends who “somewhat” resemble the cast.

The 60-second short was filmed over four days in five locations.

“The actors were all friends of ours from Maple Ridge and Coquitlam. We were very grateful that they spent such long hours with us but because we were all good friends we have a ton of fun shooting,” says Greschner who plays Eduardo (Zuckerberg’s best friend) in the film.

The talented team also launched a Twitter campaign this week using the hashtag #FakeFacebookFilm.

Greschner and his team have two ways to win the Virgin Radio contest. They can win the people’s choice award and a prize of $1,000 by acquiring the most votes by Feb. 23, or can be selected first-place overall by a team of judges and win $10,000.

• Check out Social Network in 60 Second on Facebook. Vote for the film online at Virgin Radio’s 2012 Fake Film Festival.

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