Thursday, June 26, 2008

The 48 Hour Film Project, New York '08

Tonight I attended The 48 Hour Film Project at the Sunshine Cinema in Soho to see Natasha's big screen debut in her first 48 Hour Film Project project. We viewed eleven 7-minute films created from brainstorm to DVD in 48 hours.

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.

On Friday night, you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete.

Then it will show at a local theater, usually in the next week.

In 2007, some 30,000 filmmakers made films in 55 cities around the world. This year, we're even bigger, with filmmakers in over 70 cities taking the challenge to make a film in just 48 hours.

In New York, each team draws a different genre, but each film must include the following elements.
Character: Thomas or Thelma Ellison, former attorney
Prop: a string instrument
Line of Dialogue: "I canceled my plans for this" (may be a statement or a question)

The movies we screened tonight will soon be available on, and if they ever appear on YouTube, I'll add my favorites to my blog.

I voted for:
The Negligible Nabber (look for the blonde secretary)
The Dull Exorcist (my favorite of the night)
Love on Wheels (I think it was called)

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