Imagine having only 48 hours to write a script for a film, shoot all of your scenes in a variety of locations, and edit the film so that it is ready to be judged in a competition. Who would want to put themselves under such pressure?? Even faced with these crazy conditions and an insane deadline, local film makers eagerly signed up to compete in the 2003 Tour of the 48-Hour Film Project in Washington DC this month.
The true story of the trials and tribulations of writing a screenplay getting it finished and getting it into a contest.
Although one may think making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is easy when you break it down there are a lot of steps involved. The same can be said about filmmaking.
Sundance used to be a cool film festival. They showed cutting edge films that were truly different from mainstream fare. The selections werent dominated by hype and big names but were chosen instead based on the quality of the film. None of that is true anymore.
A twelve-step guide on writing and selling your first screenplay.