The Annual 48 Hour Film Project Call to Arms

With less than two weeks to go (yikes!), it’s way past time that we finalized our cast and crew roster for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project DC. Once again we’re going for it, and we’d love to make sure that we’re giving everyone a fair chance at participating. So if you haven’t let us know if you’d like to be on the team this year (or if your availability has changed since last we spoke), be sure to drop us a lineASAP. If we’ve worked with you before, then no worries — but if not (or if your skill set has changed of late), be sure to include a breakdown of your experience so that we can best assess your skills. (Bonus points for online reels — though it’s not a requirement.) Since, as always, we’ll be looking to fill particular slots, we often can’t find a place for everyone — and that goes for both cast and crew — but it never hurts to give it a shot!

And, of course, we can use help from everyone in a few critical areas, such as potential shooting locations, unusual costumes and interesting props, specialized equipment, and really just about anything else that might make this weekend’s creative venture a rousing success. Know a local business owner who’d love some publicity in exchange for having a film crew on hand? Have a lead on an assortment of period outfits? Got a collection of medieval weaponry just gathering dust? Have a ranch that would be perfect for shooting that long-overdue Western? Let us know!

In other quick news, be sure to keep an ear out for this month’s Tohubohu Producer Podcast, in which we’ll chat with a few team leaders about their 48 Hour Film Project experiences — as well as sitting down with a very special guest who has some unique insight into the process. (Ooh, suspense!) The episode should go live a few days before the competition weekend, so be sure to set up your iTunes subscriptions now (and catch up on those back episodes).

And as if that weren’t enough, for all of you struggling screenwriters out there (and I know there are a lot of you), be sure to check out the biweekly Writers’ Round-Table, sponsored by Kevin Good of Crisis Lab. It’s a great opportunity to garner real-time feedback on script pages as a diverse group of writers (and the roster changes from session to session) perform live script readings of your works-in-progress and provide immediate reactions. As of this writing, there are still a couple of slots available for this week’s session — so check out Crisis Lab’s Writers’ Round-Table page for full details and to reserve a spot. (Space is limited!)

Okay, that’s it for now — I look forward to hearing back from many of you soon. Let’s make a movie!