Three young filmmakers who met in college—Alex Calleros, Ryan McDuffie, and Michael Tucker—co-founded Finite Films in 2011, setting out to create a new creative process that integrates social media and indie filmmaking.
The idea for Finite-Films.com came when we were considering what our next film project would be. We’d found that using constraints was a great way to inspire and challenge each other. Then, we thought, “why not make the constraints process an interactive experience, involving the very audience we make movies for?”—you!
What do we mean by constraints? Here are some examples:
“One character must have a secret”
“One scene must take place in a laundry room”
“Must end in a parking garage”
For twelve months we produced a short film every month, each one based on these user-generated constraints. It was a lot of work but an amazing experience. Now, we're working on a web-series based on our short film, "Anamnesis."