Emma and Dan Talbot are celebrating their wedding anniversary. But sometimes love in the suburbs can get a bit messy.

This was a fun day producing this narrative short film. We completed the shoot in roughly 3 hours.

Staring Nicole Trauffer and Matt Stapleton
Voice of Margo performed by Taylor Macomber
Written & Directed by Rick Macomber

Part of the July 1, 2012 "Under 3 Minute Film Challenge" sponsored by Anticipate Media and Macomber Productions. For this challenge each cinematographer, using a pen as a prop, had to produce a narrative script and shoot it in a few hours on location at The Willows Park in Salem, MA. In addition the phrase "This isn't going to be easy" also had to be used in the story.

The actors did an amazing job performing on such short notice. Thanks to all of the crew and special thanks to The City of Salem and to Florence and George Ahmed of Salem Willows.

Here's another one to check out by Paul Antico titled "Timing" vimeo.com/45105680

Here's yet another one to watch by Sean Meehan titled "You're Not Safe Here" vimeo.com/45483861
To better understand Sean's short, you may want to visit "The Story Beyond the Still" vimeo.com/groups/beyondthestill

Check out this cool BTS by Aaron Strader vimeo.com/46118838

Great blog about the challenge by Michael Murie filmmakermagazine.com/news/2012/07/inside-a-three-minute-film-competition/

All of the shorts in this challenge were filmed on the Canon Cinema EOS C300 with various prime and zoom lenses.

Soundtrack Artists
"Sad Trio" by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com
"Runnin' Down a Dream" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" itunes.apple.com/us/album/tom-petty-heartbreakers-greatest/id359171619
"Rock Me" by Steppenwolf itunes.apple.com/ie/album/steppenwolf-gold/id59131582

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…