Wednesday, August 24, 2011
My Dad's Debut On The Big Screen!
So it was time for the 48 Hour Film Fest again this month. I participated last year on the writing team for Nomads Liars and Thieves. This year, I didn't participate, but my dad did. He acted in one of the short films.
For those of you not familiar with the 48 Hour Film Fest, participants are given a genre, character, prop and line of dialogue they must include in the script, then write, rehearse, shoot, edit, etc. an entire film up to seven minutes long all within 48 hours. It's a huge challenge and a lot of fun.
The genre of the challenge will change from team to team that signs up. However, the rest of the items are the equalizers--they are the same throughout the teams.
This year it was the following for my dad's group:
Genre - Thriller/Suspense
And for the teams as a whole:
Character - Mac or Meg McGill, Explorer
Prop - Wig
Line - "Looks like you're in over your head"
My dad got to play Mac McGill, the shady character who plays with the bear corpse's teeth. Thursday, I went to the showing of his film at Hollywood Theater and got to watch his film and about 12 other teams compete. There were other groups of folks competing, too, but on other days and at other times. I didn't get to see them all.
Anyhow, it was fun to get to go and support my dad and all the other filmmakers out there. Kudos to all the hard work for all the teams who signed up. It seems the films just get better and better each year!