September 29th at 10:00pm, I was sent an email outlining a THEME, PROP, and ACTION (Broken, Lollipop, and Press A Button respectively) all to be used in creating a 5 minute short in the next 100 hours.
I had Jack and Kevin standing by, ready to write a script. Friday morning I went out and bought material for the props we would need, Friday afternoon (after I went to class) I had a full crew show up at the Humber studios, ready to shoot. Saturday morning I continued the shoot downtown with the other two actors. After that, I handed the footage off to the editing team, and the rest is history. We will be finding out how we do on October 27th at www.filmracing.com. I'll be posting updates as the information comes in!
I entered this short into the Zip.ca Casting Call contest, and won 2nd place - a home theatre system! We were asked to creatively explain why we like their DVD mailing rental service.
I thought hard for a month how to do this, and two days before the contest was over, this idea hit me. I then proceeded to spend the remaining 2 days trying to re-create the Apocalypse now opening scene, with my own twist at the end.
One week after my fourth semester of film school ended, my peers and I were all itching for another project. Luckily, I was signed up for a 24 hour film contest happening that friday. Everybody was more than willing to help out. I had a small "film budget" my girlfriend collected from my close friends back home on my previous birthday, so I was ready to make a movie!
THEME, PROP, and ACTION were Identity Theft, Can Opener, and Answering a Phone, respectively.
24 hours later, with only about 3 hours of sleep, we were uploading our 3 minute film to the www.filmracing.com website. A few months later, it was screened downtown Toronto at the Bloor Cinema, and our lead actress Norah Smith won best actress for all the Toronto Submissions!
My first experience with www.filmracing.com was in my hometown Cochrane, Alberta in the summer of 2010. I was working at the local movie theatre and Filmracing approached us, asking the theatre to sponser them. We did, and we also got involved by participating. Me and a graduate of VFS who also worked there assembled a small crew and made this short in 24 hours! At the screening downtown Calgary, we won Best Costumes.