Short film “From Below”
Sometimes the things that fall between the cracks are better left there
“From Below” is a short film my team entered for the 48 Hour Film Project 2016 in Jacksonville, Fla.
The 48HFP is a contest where each team has 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and produce a short film. Each team is given a character and that character’s job, a line of dialogue, and a prop – all of which must be included in the video. Each team randomly selects a genre and must adhere to that genre for their entry.
Our genre was horror. The character was Olivia Danoff, an inspector. The line was “When did you get here?” And the prop was a pair of sunglasses.
This was an unbelievably exciting weekend of running around directing, filming and editing. This was my first year entering, and while I’m pleased with the result, there are a few things I would do differently to make the process go smoother. I’ll elaborate in a subsequent video.
The 48HFP is held at dozens of cities each year. The winning film from each city gets to compete against the rest of the winners from around the world at an event called Filmapalooza. Big time congrats to Danny Schramm Films for winning Best Film of 2016 in Jacksonville – their film was “Stall Wars: The Musical” – as well as kudos to the rest of the award winners from Jacksonville.
Special thanks to Jacksonville Producer Chris Ackerman and the PRI Productions team for organizing on a great program this year, and thanks to sponsors The Jacksonville Landing, Sun-Ray Cinema, and the First Coast Film and Music Ent.
Looking forward to next year’s event!