My friend at DC Conspiracy told me he had just done a 48 Hour Film Festival in Washington, DC. I had no idea what this was, but after finding out, I immediately wanted to do it. I posted an ad on the 48 Hour Film Festival website stating I was a writer and interested in PAing (Personal Assistant).
Mike Panfeld of Karma Vs Mojo responded back, and later, when we had a dry run on a 1 page script to meet everyone, the writers had no problem accepting another writer. Thus, my first collaborative script for a 48 Hour Film Festival came to pass. It was really fun to discuss ideas and eventually write a script with many different people. It was definitely an experience, and I’ve loved doing it each time.
The way the festival works is, you are randomly given a Genre (Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi). If you do not like that Genre, you may chose to randomly have a Specialized Genre (like Sports Movie, Silent Film). After you have chosen your Genre, then you are given 1) a character that must be in the film (male or female), 2) a prop that must be used, & 3) a line of dialogue that must be spoken on film. Now, you have 48 hours to write, film, and edit the movie, and turn in the DVD to a specified location.
Due to the festival’s legal issues, I am not allowed to host the video on on any of my video sites. Only the Director has permission to post it on his Facebook account. So, here is the video, and the link is below.
Character: This is obvious if you watch the video
Line of Dialogue: You know, I was thinking the same thing.
BlipTV / YouTube / MySpace / Facebook