This weekend I shot my first short film with an amazing team of talented friends for the Boulder Shoot Out Festival. The film, “Love’s Invitation”, placed in the Top Ten and I won the award for Best Screenplay. I am so very honored and grateful to everyone on the team and everyone who gave feedback on the screenplay. A few quick notes about the film:
- It was shot in 24 hours!
- There was NO EDITING. You had to do “in-camera” editing, which basically means – shoot a scene, keep it or rewind the tape, shoot it again, move to the next scene!
- We had to use 5 out of 11 possible items in our film, which we didn’t find out until the start of the 24 hours.
- Had to be 7 minutes or less, including title and credits.
- We didn’t do any post on the audio except the music and the voiceover.
Even without mentioning those parameters, I love our film as is. I hope you do too.
Written by Ryan Oelke
Cinematography by Jason Lange
Cameos by Sharon Rebek, Ryan Oelke, Abby Bader
Music by Stuart Davis