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Who Is That Handsome Fellow?

(Re-posted from The Reminder)

by Chris Maza

May 28, 2012

If you had only 48 hours to make an award-winning movie, could you do it?

Dan Quiterio thinks he has what it takes.

The Ludlow native now located in the Big Apple is taking part in an international filmmaking contest called the 48 Hour Film Project taking place in New York City from June 1 to 3.

The objective of the contest is for a team to create a short film from start to finish in two days’ time. Teams randomly pick a genre and must create a four- to seven-minute film using the same common character, line of dialogue, and prop given to all contestants in a certain city.

Once they have those elements, they must devise a story, write a script, shoot the film, edit it, and submit the final product before the clock runs out. The winning films are screened in a theater and go on to well-known film festivals, such as the Cannes International Film Festival in France.

“It’s kind of like one of those cooking shows on TV in which chefs are given some random ingredients and have to turn them into a gourmet meal in 30 minutes,” Quiterio said. “The only real planning we’re allowed to do in advance is securing potential locations, actors, crew, and equipment. Of course, we won’t know what our needs will be until we have some vital questions answered once the competition begins, so you really have to be flexible.”

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Support My 48 Hour Film Project

I’m participating in the 48 Hour Film Project, which is a global competition that requires teams to create a short film—from start to finish—in just 48 hours. If anyone’s ever made a film, you know how difficult that is. That means no sleep. (We won’t even know what genre we need to write to until that same time period.) My team is made up of accomplished filmmakers who have had their films screen internationally, including at some of the world’s top festivals, such as Cannes and Berlin.
We’re looking to raise funds by June 1. The money would go towards feeding our cast and crew, transporting equipment, buying props, etc. Money raised over our goal of $500 will go towards festival submission fees, paying admission for the film’s premiere a week later (yes, we have to pay), etc.
Please consider supporting my team—Team Rude—and my passion by donating any amount at the following link: http://therudeparty.chipin.com/the-rude-party-48-hour-film
To learn more about the 48 Hour Film Project, you can either visit the site (http://48hourfilm.com/) or leave a comment and I’ll reply.
Thanks so much for your support!