My screenwriting friends realized between all of us we had enough experience and equipment to make a great short film...so we're all on board now to start shooting our own work.
We participated in a short film festival this weekend. My friend Sharri produced and directed. She got the crew, equipment, and cast together while I was up in NoCal at Mom's memorial.
Then Friday night at 7 pm we received our instructions: genre = mockumentary, length 4-8 minutes, must include a character named DJ Chris Wiffle, a prop boat, and the line "Where on Earth is your faith?"
I wrote the script, and we emailed it out to the actors and crew around ten pm. We called it "Aberrations Vol. IV"...it's a faux Scientology instuctional video.
Saturday we started shooting at noon. Finished pick up shots on Sunday, handed it off to a friend of Sharri's to edit. Monday we went to another fab friend's house for the sound mix and to finish paperwork. By Monday night at 6 pm, the project was done and FED-EXed off to the contest.
Sharri is going to convert the short to Quicktime tonight, so you'll all get to see it soon! It was a blast. Everyone was wonderful, and added something amazing creatively.
We're all feeling very inspired to do a few more shorts and then tackle a feature.