After vowing never to do another one. I did. And so did most of the old Dobler’s Pen crew. We filmed under a new label, Digital Bohemian (http://digiboh.posterous.com/). Performed my usual function, writing and PA’ing on set.
We wrapped Saturday night at 1:30 am. I crashed at 4 am (so 53 hours without sleep, a new record for me).
Lots of fun. Great performances – really. Hilarious stuff.
Unfortunately, there were some technical glitches in Final Cut (inexplicable Wide Screen to Letterbox moments) and wind/air conditioner noise that drowned a critical outdoor scene (our headset died late-afternoon, so we didn’t know until the edit).
So, what are the particulars? We pulled Film de Femme, a genre invented by 48 Hour – it’s an open category where strong female characters lead the story. The prop was a hula hoop and the line of dialogue was “That’s not how I would have handled it.”
After a several hours of brainstorming, we settled on a female version of the hangover, titled The Hangovary. Our logline: “What happens when three woman celebrate one of the trio’s pre-pregnancy sobriety with a final night of partying? You get a Hangovary, of course.” Somehow, it involves a woman in a classic nurse’s outfit, a puppet and a set of missing keys found in an unusual location.
I’ll post the screenplay shortly.
Some photos from the shoot.