After living in Asheville for less than two weeks, I decided to plunk down $160 bucks and enter what is called the 48 Hour Film Project. This means that on a Friday night you pull a genre out of a hat and then are assigned a prop, a character, and a line that must be spoken in the film. You have 48 hours to turn in a movie between 4-7 minutes in length.
Here was our assignment:
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Prop: bell
- character: Cynthia Peters gym instructor
- line of dialogue: It’s your choice. What are you going to do?
When I entered the competition, I knew my team would at least consist of my youngest daughter age five, my older daughter age eight, and my wife who probably prefers me not disclose her age. With less than a week before the competition began, I hoped to secure some possible locations and recruit additional members to our Torg Stories team. I went to the library and checked out Asheville travel books, read the local Mountain Xpress hoping to find talent in the way of music or comedians, and sent messages to people I’d never met on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Using that process, I put together a team. Here are a few of the people I worked with and the places we shot:
Barbie Angell who starred as the Fairy Protector of the Garden
the garden in the trailer is owned by Chris Mello. He also acts in the film
Dave from the Asheville Outdoor Center keeping me afloat
we filmed at The Odditorium in West Asheville
Film by 16 year old Alex who did great work with us
Jeremy Vogt hooked us up with sci fi and travel music.
Love to hear comments and questions from you or if there is any other part of the 48 Hour Film Project that interests you.