The first year Chair on Stair Films took part in the Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project. June 17th-19th of 2011.
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.
On Friday night, you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. Then it will show at a local theater, usually in the next week.
In 2010, nearly 40,000 filmmakers made 3,000 films in in 80 cities on five continents. This year, we're even bigger, with filmmakers around the world taking the challenge to make a film in just 48 hours.
The 48 Hour Film Project's mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. Through its festival/competition, the Project encourages filmmakers and would-be filmmakers to get out there and make movies. The tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers—emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills. While the time limit places an unusual restriction on the filmmakers, it is also liberating by putting an emphasis on "doing" instead of "talking."
- Chair on Stair Films Team 2011 Film information:
Character: Simon or Sandy Taggert, Chess Player
Prop: a pillow
Line of Dialogue: "Where did you get it?"
Written By: Derek Pfister, Brendan Adams, & Mark Schulz
Makeup Artist: Jenni Schenk (facebook.com/pages/Jenni-Schenk-Makeup-Artist-Photographer/325086179001)
Composed by, Christopher Lee Schulze. (imdb.com/name/nm3959293/) IMDB
2011 Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project results: 48hourfilm.com/en/milwaukee/2011.php