about the film

88 Cents is an award-winning narrative short produced by Neon Flamingo Films. Following the film’s premiere in March of 2018, it has screened at over 70 international film festivals, won 54 awards, and received 30 additional award nominations.

Written and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Tyler Pina, 88 Cents tells the story of a young man descending into homelessness after being released from prison in San Francisco. Symbolizing the voicelessness of this community, the film stars up-and-coming actor Matthew Weitz, who delivers an emotional performance without having a single line of dialogue. 

The sound design was carefully crafted by William Storkson, foley supervisor for the Oscar-winning film Lost in Translation. And, the color was graded by Dolby Laboratories’ master colorist Shane Mario Ruggieri, CSI at the Vine Theater in Hollywood. A variety of tools were utilized to tell this story without dialogue including the use of Dolby’s latest HDR technology. 

88 Cents is the first film ever color graded using Dolby’s newest technology that has been under development for years.

The film was first graded on a 108nit Dolby Cinema high dynamic range projector featuring a staggering contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. This master grade was then mapped down using Dolby Vision content mapping algorithms to DCI 48nits. Again, these algorithms were used during a 4000 nit Pulsar grade, ensuring the picture is accurately and forever represented across a variety of projectors and displays.