Team Red Card Production didn't score many points with the judges at this year's Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project (unlike last year when we totally slayed 'em) but we're very proud of our 48-hour film, "Greener on the Other Side?", a pro-feminist open commentary on the concept of wanting a life not your own.
So why did we do so well with the judging panel last year versus this year?
Erik Janzen, our talented team captain, director and editor extraordinaire said it best: "I think the trick to 'winning' these is how creatively we incorporated the 3 random elements. In 'Shades of Orange' the HUGE revealing moment was based around the line of dialogue... in fact, the whole movie was an explanation of that post it note. And the character (substitute teacher) was the element in the story that Changed EVERYTHING."
We'll get 'em again next year. Congratulations to this year's finalists and winners!
How it works: On Friday at 7:00pm, each team draws a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue. Teams then have exactly 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and submit their film, which can be no longer than 7 minutes.
Our genre: Film de Femme
Character: Kathleen or Kevin Schnabel, Expert
Prop: A sandwich
Line of Dialogue: "I hope they decide soon."
Me, Erik Borg, Tim Davis, Kate Nelson, Erik Janzen