Who Is Deacon Boone?
Mobile Bay Film Scramble 10
What Is It?
Mobile Bay Film Scramble 10 is an exploration of the character Deacon Boone. Each filmmaker will schedule a shoot day and time with Deacon Boone actor, __actor name for registered participators only__. In your entry we ask that you portray whatever you would like to show us about the world of Deacon Boone, within the guidelines of the character. When all entries are submitted, they will be tied end-to-end to create a “blind”, collaborative feature-length film about Deacon Boone.
How Does It Work?
All you have to do is read about who this character is, come up with a good situation or two to put him in, and film that. However, the actor that plays Deacon Boone (____ ______) has helped develop this character. He will be your most valuable ally in this process, because he can keep you on the rails. (No outer space, zombies, etc.) When you have completed your submission or submissions*, Mobile Bay Film Scramble personnel will figure out the sequence order that the entries will fall into, then finalize our collaborative feature film.
So Who Is He?
Deacon Boone is a 40-year old door-to-door salesman. Whenever he’s at work, he can do no wrong. He could sell scrambled eggs to a chicken. That’s not to say he may not encounter challenging situations from time to time, but he nearly always makes a sale and leaves them smiling. Deacon Boone’s personal life is more than a little dysfunctional. He’s constantly finding himself in situations of conflict and he always comes out the worse for wear.
But You Didn’t Say
Any details we didn’t cover above are open to your interpretation. ____ will make sure no one tries to “break the scramble” by going too terribly far off the beaten path of what we’re all working toward. You may show him at work, you may show him at home, you may show him at home, you may show him at play, you may show any combination of whatever; it’s up to you.
Registration fee is $10, due upon signup. This guarantees you 2 tickets to the screening. (ABSENTEE REG: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration fee payment details.)
You must schedule a date with ____ to shoot your entry; we’d prefer if you set that date before you leave the signup. Also; exchange phone numbers with ____.
*The number of teams who register to participate will dictate the maximum allowable length of each entry. You are welcome to submit multiple entries that add up to that length, but no longer. Also important; you only have one day to shoot with ____, unless you can bribe him otherwise, so plan accordingly.
_____ is providing Deacon Boone’s work uniform; if you are showing Deacon Boone on the job, he will be wearing this uniform. ____ is also providing a costume for his off-hours, but if you have other ideas about what his casual wear may call for, it’s on you to discuss that with ____ ahead of the shoot.
Sound is more important in this scramble than perhaps any other. Please do your very best to obtain clean audio.
Please do not include soundtrack music in your entry. When all the entries are in, we’ll come to a consensus about what to do for the soundtrack for the entire movie.
You will edit your entry/entries yourself. Include no onscreen titles, credits or music, but please provide full credits on paper along with your submission, so that all those who work on this may be credited appropriately.
Entries will be due in December 23 9pm at the Crescent Theater. Screening TBA, likely early 2014.
Tech specs: H.264 encoded Quicktime file (typically mov or mp4) 1080p resolution preferred. Submit on Data disc (not playable dvd)
Participants assume responsibility for all costs, expenses, damages and claims related to their film. Participants grant mobile Bay Film Scramble the non-exclusive right to screen, show, exhibit, broadcast or otherwise disseminate in any way possible, including but not limited to theatrically, broadcast, tv, cable, podcast, dvd compilation and the internet, and the rights to publicize MBFS using the name of or images from your entry.
See ALL the entries from the previous Scramble here.
Mobile Bay Film Scramble 10
a Do-It-Yourself filmmaking challenge.
Come sign-up to participate: the Attic upstairs at the Blind Mule Friday September 13 2013 7pm
It’s time to put some of those great ideas into action, the tenth Mobile Bay Film Scramble begins!
If you’ve always wanted to be a part of the exciting film scrambles
happening in town but never knew how, here’s your chance.
Film Scrambles offer a unique challenge to all area filmmakers, from
beginners to professionals, to complete a short film within a very limited
Mobile Bay Film Scramble 10 is an exploration of the life of the character Deacon Boone. We have created a backstory and designated an actor to portray Deacon Boone. Each filmmaker will schedule a shoot day and time with the Deacon Boone actor,portraying whatever they would like to show us about the world of Deacon Boone. When all entries are submitted, they will be tied end-to-end to create a “blind”, collaborative feature-length film about the mysterious Deacon Boone.
***This is a very unique Film Scramble with a significantly longer span of time to plan and a different workflow, to better enable flexibility for teams; Don’t assume you’ll be too busy -You’ll be sorry you missed out on this one!
The Three ways you can get in on it:
the Attic upstairs at the Blind Mule Friday September 13 2013 7pm
There you will find out the specs and rules of this particular scramble, register, meet
other participants, have a drink (or three.)
If you’d like to participate but are not a filmmaker, come out anyway;
Teams can always use actors, extras, technical assistants, prop masters,
Make your film and submit it to the Crescent Theater by the deadline (announced at the signup.)
Come out to the Crescent Theater to check out the results (Screening times TBA) and join us for the afterparty at Alchemy Tavern!
See ALL the entries from the previous Scramble here.
Mobile began hosting film scrambles in 2006 with the Mobile Arts Council and Alabama Film Group. After that, Film Scrambles caught on, with South Alabama Film Festival
hosting several 48-hour scrambles. The Student and Filmmaker Alliance (SAFA) began hosting an annual film scramble in 2010, which pairs 7th and 8th
grade writers with local filmmakers. Mobile Bay Film Scramble has been hosting film scrambles at the Crescent Theater at least quarterly for the past few years.
Watch all the entries from the MBFS8 screening HERE
~~~Late (INELIGIBLE) Entries~~~
“Terrible Beauty” by Portal Studios
“The Surrealist Life” by Tyler Hardin HONORABLE MENTION
“No Excuses” by Square Tite Entertainment
“Building 7″ by Artie E. McGowan
“The Letter” by Andrew Preston
“The Art Collector” by Pump Daddy
“Facetime” by Fowlkes-Moore
“Like You” by Trey Lane FILMMAKER FAVORITE WINNER
“Jackson Pollock vs. The Zombie Horde of the UnDead” by Danial Hemme
ALCHEMY TAVERN FAVORITE WINNER
“Smirkin’ Gherkin Merkin” by Melon Helmet Productions
“Somewhere Somewhen” by White Brick Attic Productions AUDIENCE FAVORITE WINNER
pix from the screening/afterparty:
If you couldn’t make it out to the signup/registration, all is not lost! You can absentee register by following these 3 easy steps:
1) tender $20 registration fee (via paypal) to email@example.com
2) download the rules and regulations
3) email firstname.lastname@example.org with registration information
Also, JUST ANNOUNCED : the June 7 screening for Mobile Bay Film Scramble 8 will be at 9pm
with awards and afterparty immediately after at Alchemy Tavern
SIGN UP & KICKOFF
Thurs May 23 at The Blind Mule 7pm
Monday June 3 at Crescent Theater 8pm
Friday June 7 at Crescent Theater [time TBA]
AWARDS & AFTERPARTY
at Alchemy Tavern [after screening]
for more information, email email@example.com
We really challenged the capacity of the Crescent Theater at this screening, with a really strong crop of short films. Well-done, everyone!
Here are all of the entries, as screened:
- The Box by Zach Sorrosh (00m00s)
- The Time Line is F—ed Up by Alfred Ward (07m27s)
- Box Of ______ by Tony West (12m36s)
- Flat Rate by Andrew Preston and Jessica Townsend (13m57s)
- Shot for Shot by Team-Half-Ton (21m31s)
- El Artista by Fenaxion (29m04s)
- Junk by Swagga Shorts (37m15s)
- Do Appliances Have Dreams? by Krew de Voodoo (42m04s)
- LINKD by Nuon Films (44m25s)
- The Gift by Moore-Fowlkes (51m01s)
- Undelivered by Space Koala (58m33s)
- Borg Life by Trey Lane and Timothy Dixon (61m53s)
- Mix Their Metaphors by Ross & Goldie (68m22s)
- Sunday Mail by Melon Helmet Productions (76m17s)
- Daddy’s Coming Home by Pump Daddy (83m49s)