***** Below is the Prompt for the Spring 2011 50 Hour Film Contest *****
Your Prop: A VHS tape
This prop must be clearly visible in the film and somehow used or possibly featured in the movie.
CLARIFICATION: The prop MUST make a clear appearance in the film to qualify for judging. The level of integration of the prop into the film’s plot is completely up to the film team.
Your Character: A Kleptomaniac.
This character should engage in stealing more than once during the film.
I am the boss
Its like looking in a mirror
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
You had me at hello
Now tell me what you think of this?
If i can change you can change
Do you favor a chewy or crisp finish (cookies)
You are the reason we can’t have nice things.
Use the word “Render” in any sentence.
*Any Cheesy pick up line of your choosing* ex:“I hope you know CPR, cause you take my breath away!”
You must use five of the lines above! This dialogue must be kept in intact sentences or phrases , but the order, the timing or usage of these sentences is entirely up to your group. These five sentences MUST be able to be heard clearly in the final movie.
Your Genre: Romance
Definition of genre for the purposes of this 50:
A Romance film can be defined as any film in which the central plot (the premise of the story) revolves around the romantic involvement of the story’s protagonists. It could involve forbidden love, young hearts, star crossed lovers etc, etc. It can also be a comedy (10 things I hate about you) or drama (Titanic) but the main plot of the film has to be devoted to the romance between the two main characters.
As always refrain from any filming of nudity, language or other behavior that wouldn’t be able to be shown on Broadcast TV.
Some Romance films for reference.
10 things I hate about you
The Princess Bride
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Good luck and have fun!