Today we completed Play With Me a short film made for the Producer’s Guild Weekend Shorts Contest. The contest is one that many 48 hour film races follow: a theme, props, and often times a key phrase. For ours we were given:
Films must utilize Halloween as a setting, in recognition of Debra Hill’s breakthrough film of that title.
a CHESS KNIGHT
a CASSETTE TAPE
a KNITTING NEEDLE
Each of these objects has played a key role in one of Debra Hill’s films. Entries in the contest must include ALL THREE of these items in some fashion.
Furthermore, at least ONE of the items must have a central or important function in the story.
an UNLIKELY HERO
GRACE and FORGIVENESS
Entries in the contest must include ONE of these thematic elements.
The project proved not only ambitious or challenging, but fun as well.
Play With Me
“Young married couple inherit a house with painful memories that still remain.”
Written, Directed, and Edited by: Travis Richardson
Camera: Teresa Wong
Sound: Pankaj Vashisth
Story by: Travis Richardson, Skye Englund, and Jason Fracaro
Marie: Alondra Alvarez
Sara: Skye Englund
Mark: Jason Fracaro