This film was written, filmed, edited, and outputted in 48 hours.
The film was made in 48 hours, for the Producer's Guild Weekend Short Contest, sponsored by Cadillac.
The required elements were:
Setting (choose one)
· Cocktail Party
· War Time Era
Elements/Props (choose three of five; one element must play a significant role within the story)
· sheet music
· stick of gum
Theme (choose one)
1) Passion as Conviction: In Zaentz’s films, a character’s passion often places them at odds with authority, be it political (The Unbearable Lightness of Being), cultural (Amadeus) or institutional (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest). Typically, this action alters and enriches the world of the characters, though often at great personal cost.
2) Passion as Genius/Obsession: Characters in Zaentz’s films are often possessed of extraordinary skills or charisma, which they employ in the driven pursuit of a larger or exalted goal. Consider the missionaries of At Play in the Fields of the Lord, the lovers of The English Patient, Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast and the central pairing of Amadeus. (Salieri may not have a genius for music, but he surely has one for vengeance!) Often, Zaentz’s stories turn on the fine line between passion and obsession.
We were not finalist but we are still very happy with our final result
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