This short was made by the deadCenter Film Camp students at Oklahoma City's City Art Center. From June 15-19th 2009, eleven middle- and high school students wrote and shot the film.
We started the week with no material, no ideas, nothing. Starting with some writing prompts, we began to collect ideas for characters and story. By Tuesday we had turned the bits and pieces of ideas into a script. We created a shot list and began shooting.
Some of the participants act in the film, others chose to operate the cameras or boom mics. Some even created the original score in Garage Band.
The last step was editing, followed by a Friday afternoon screening for friends and family.
Before starting, we gave ourselves two elements that we had to include in the film: a prop, (a pair of reading glasses found in the theatre where they met); and a line of dialogue ("I hate Facebook" -- overheard in group conversation one morning).
Dave Tamez, a producer for OETA (OKC's PBS affiliate) started out the week as an independent producer covering the camp for a feature documentary. He ended up pitching in and making contributions of his time and expertise without which we would not have completed the film!
All the kids who participated are named in the credits.
Great work one and all!