On a Scale of One to ‘Roadhouse’: DCWF Film Scramble
Far too often I hear people talk about how bored they are, or how they have nothing to do. My philosophy is, if you’re bored then you’re boring
That, and everybody Wang Chung tonight.
What I’m slowly crawling toward here is while you were whining about how hard your life is because you’re bored, you could have been whining about it in your very own short film. Whining on camera is MUCH cooler, (just ask the guy who played Ross on “Friends”).
You see fearless readers, we have this awesome thing in Mobile called a film scramble.
The premise is simple enough. You get a team together. You go to a meeting where they give everyone the same parameters.
This go-around it was “Who’s Johnny Jenkins?” The idea being to do whatever you want as long as you include that sentence in the film. After the meeting, the teams have 48 hours to make a short film from concept to completion.
After everyone turns them in, there is a screening at the Crescent Theater where the audience watches all the entries and then votes on the winners for different categories.
As fate would have it, there was just such a screening Jan. 28, and the turnout was pretty good.
My problem is, out of the entire population of Mobile, there were only nine entries.
Hell with that, the next DCWF (Downtown Creative Wellness Foundation, look them up) film scramble is the weekend of March 12-14. I want 25 entries, minimum.
The film scramble isn’t just for some select few. The film scramble is for anyone with an idea, a camera, and a weekend.
Now, I don’t plead very often. Hell, I don’t plead at all, but who hasn’t wanted to make a movie at least once? Well, here’s a prime excuse. Get on it people.
I look forward to competing against all of you in the next film scramble.
Check out thedcwf.org for details, or as always, if you’re a beautiful lady, I am available for personal questioning by appointment.
Also, if you’d like to check out the entries from this film scramble, go to thedcwf.org/scramble and get your lurk on.