Web Cinema- PRECISION Rises to Sci-Fi London’s 48 Hour Challenge
Posted by geeksyndicate on April 6, 2011
This 5 minute film was conceived, written, shot, scored and edited in only 48 hours.
We had three constraints. The title, a particular prop and a single line of dialogue. Everything else is up for grabs…
The great thing about being a geek is that you are constantly on the hunt for something new to get the old creative juices flowing.
Precison is a perfect example of what you can do with some imgination, little cash, bags of talent and time, although in this case time was against the team who only had 48 hours to put this together.
The reason for the tight scedule was to be elibilbe to enter the 48 Hour challenge which is part of Sci-Fi London.
Since 2009, SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival has run a 48 Hour Film Challenge where participants script, shoot, edit and complete a short format science fiction or fantasy film. In 2008 the winning submission came from a young, London-based director named Gareth Edwards. Gareth’s début feature was the multiple award-winning MONSTERS – the project being green-lit due to Vertigo Films seeing his winning 48 hour short film at SCI-FI-LONDON. They were so impressed with what he achieved in just two days and no budget that they decided to develop a feature film with him. Our 2011 challenge not only sees Gareth on the jury, but the producer of MONSTERS and head of Vertigo Films, Allan Niblo, also joins us.
In our 10th anniversary year, SCI-FI-LONDON is delighted to announce that the challenge’s first prize is a development deal with Vertigo Films. The 2011 winner will have the opportunity to develop a feature film with the creators of STREETDANCE 3D and MONSTERS. Vertigo will either develop the winning short film into a feature, or develop an alternative concept from a slate of projects the filmmaker will be asked to pitch to the team. Also new for 2011 is an Under 21 category run in conjunction with the BFI Future Film Festival. Prizes for this section include the winning film being screened at the BFI Southbank.
By the end of the five minutes I definately wanted to know more about the world of Merica Adams. Boy that girl can hold her drink. I’m really interested to check out more of these 48 hour entries because if the standard is as high as that set by Precision (remember folks 48 hours) there are going to be some crackers out there.
Congrats to Andrew James Sykes, Mike Sizemore and co for a job well done!
You can go behind the scenes of the film here
GS Reporter: Nuge