Burien couple part of Seattle 48 Hours Film Screening Wednesday evening
Christine Kennedy and Christopher Stephan, both Burien residents, worked as part of team who entered the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP), a competition where teams have only 48 hours to complete a film from start to finish.
This year, the 48HFP is happening in more than 120 cities and each time the filmmakers are given specific directives they must meet.
“We had to include a character named Darin or Dana Stumme, a Massage Therapist, a fly swatter as a prop, the lines, ‘No way. Never again’, Kennedy said. “Our team was also given the genre Sci-Fi, which was pretty challenging but really fun to work with.”
The short time frame means most team members are not getting much sleep and have dedicated the weekend to pitch in however they can. Kennedy served as the film’s Script Supervisor and Stephan helped with audio but both did anything else that needed doing.
“I believe our script was finished after midnight on Friday and then the first call on Saturday was 7:00 a.m.,” Stephan added. “When I saw the script, I was really amazed at what they came up with in a short amount of time. Then Eric McCarthy, of Pyramide Productions, did an outstanding job behind the camera. The actors were all great. It really was due to every single person’s hard work that we were able to keep on our tight schedule. It was a great team effort!”
Team Speetzfire, lead by Producer Jennifer O’Brien and Director Kevin Owyang, completed their short film, “Planned Obsolenscence,” right on time Sunday. The plots centers around the main character, Joe, who struggles with his feelings for Dana and his job of euthanizing robots like her.
The film debuts tonight (Wed., Aug. 6) at the SIFF Uptown Theater, 511 Queen Ave. N., Seattle. Buy tickets here: http://www.siff.net/cinema/visiting-programs/48-hour-film-project
You can vote for your favorite short film after the screening program. Who knows, it might even be one that was made in part by your neighbors!
To learn more about 48HFP, visit: http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/seattle/
To learn more about Christine Kennedy’s film work, visit: http://cargocollective.com/kennedycreativeworks/Film-and-Video-Credits-1