This was a fun and exhausting weekend. Chuck Fadely and I, along with a talented team of actors, audio and video professionals got together to produce a short film in 48 hours. That's right, only 48 hours! I would have never agreed to this if Chuck hadn't asked me to write and direct it. I'm glad I did. It was lots of fun to work with these actors and felt hyped to write a script so fast.
This was all part of the 2013 48hour film project Miami. This is an international competition which begins with teams assigned a genre, a character, a prop and a line to to include in the film.
We had to produce a suspense thriller. Our character was a hypochondriac, our prop was a button, and the line we had to include in the script was " That's not what my mother told me." Go figure.
This story is about art patrons who are trapped in a gallery warehouse when their building is quarantined due a terrorist viral attack. Think " Lord of the Flies" meets a viral terrorist threat.
MJ Cortada was recognized as Best Actress in the competition. Special thanks to Carl Juste for allowing us to use his photograph and his gallery space for a location. Also thanks to CW Griffin, Tom Salyer, John Dorschner and Chuck's son, Jackson for their help on the set.
The actors in order of appearance are Kyle Reinberg, Eddie Garcia, Kanndy Gomez, Randall Core, Adela Del Rio, Robert Hunt Merry Jo Cortada.