Denver's 48 Hour Film Project competition for 2013 has begun. Our group is one of 43 other Denver-based teams that are competing to write, shoot, and edit a short film in 48 hours. All teams met during the evening of Friday August 2nd to draw genres out of a hat and to get their required elements.
We drew Crime as our genre. Our required elements included a prop (apples), a character (Virgil Gerbins – uncle), and a line-of-dialogue (‘Why don’t you do it?’). Because BS Filmworks producer Scott Takeda had an art show during the same evening, we started shooting immediately after the start of the competition.
"Thank goodness our screenwriter Robert Palmer works fast," said director Brock Sherman. "In about 5 minutes, he improvised six quick lines for our leads so we could be shooting during a very busy First Friday art walk evening."
We did the bulk of our shooting the following Saturday in the comfortable sound stages of the Comcast Digital Media Center.
We are titling our film “The Dysfunctional Dynamics" and have submitted a hurried rough-cut into 48 Hour Film Project for the competition.
"We're all tired, but we know we've got a better film in the can," said producer Lori Allred. "So we are now working on a few more days of post production for a “directors cut.” With any luck, we'll have that ready for festivals this fall. We're specifically hoping to get into the Film Festival of Colorado, and possibly Aspen Shorts."