Play With Me

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:

Setting:

HALLOWEEN

Films must utilize Halloween as a setting, in recognition of Debra Hill’s breakthrough film of that title.

Story Elements:

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.

Thematic Elements:

ESCAPE
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.

Alondra Alvarez as Marie in "Play With Me"

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