Sunday, 1 December 2013

The 48 Hour Film Project 2013

We've decided to enter The Singapore 48 Hour Film Project in the midst of filming Heart Flutters. This is an international film competition that takes place in many cities in many countries around the world. In SIngapore, it started on the evening of 29 Nov.

There're 27 teams registered in Singapore, meaning we have 26 competitors. And naturally, we're Team Real Frenz.

Our goal was to make a short between 5 to 7 mins within 48 hours.

In order to ensure that the film that's entered into the competition isn't made before the competition starts, the films must contain the following required elements, which wouldn't be known until the competition starts.

Required Elements

Character Malone or Marilyn Lim, Taxi Driver
Prop a guitar
Line "The book says it is important not to miss this step."

In addition to the above required elements, we drew the fantasy genre.

While we needed to include the above required elements, we had to exclude the natural elements whenever possible. And at this time of the year, Singapore sky cries a lot.

I was one of the 4 script writers who brainstormed for story ideas. Having too few writers and therefore too few ideas is a problem, but having too many writers also spoil the plot. Better a spoiled plot than no plot. Nope, I'm not going to tell you the story and spoil the plot more than I already had.

In any case, we came to some agreement and worked together on the script. And ended up writing it until 6:30am in the morning.

We did the filming soon after the script. I played a minor role (passerby 2) in the short after a few hours of sleep. It explains my bedroom eyes in the film. And an actor - our main lead - was hurt during the filming of this movie. We have a scene where he climbed up the tree to retrieve a page of magical notes, but gravity brought him down to reality.

This is our official website for our efforts.

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