SA CINEMATOGRAPHER WINS BIG AT FILMAPALOOZA

SA CINEMATOGRAPHER WINS BIG AT FILMAPALOOZA

Wayne de Lange, owner of Silver Bullet Productions, won the prestigious award of Best Cinematographer for the collaborative short film Thread at the 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza on 1 March in Los Angeles. The all-female cast, under the guidance of Silver Bullet and Best Light Films and directed by Diana Keam, took home 11 awards at the annual award ceremony in November at the Cape Town 48HFP awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Musical Score, Best Editing, Best Directing, Best Use of Line, Best Costumes, Best Actress, Best Producer and Best Supporting Actress. This weekend, the 12th award of Best Overall Cinematographer was added to the batch. The 48 Hour Film Project is the world’s largest timed short film competition, taking place across the globe in about 130 cities each year. Each team is given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue to work into their films. Thread is a silent film that looks at a mother-daughter relationship under stain in the wake of the death of a family member. Its haunting cinematography and compelling musical score have been praised over and over – and for good reason. Although Wayne began his career shooting surfers, he quickly became an accomplished water cinematographer, working with Universal Pictures in 2010 as part of the ‘water cine’ on Blue Crush 2. He was also water cinematographer on Perfect Wave with Scott Eastwood two years later, shooting both in South Africa and abroad in Uluwatu, Indonesia. His creative, hands-on approach and his drive to get the shot no matter the circumstance, have led to...
‘Thread’ wins best film at the 48hr Film Project

‘Thread’ wins best film at the 48hr Film Project

From Between 10 and 5, by Rebecca Looringh Van Beeck (25 November 2014) The 48 Hour Film Project is the world’s largest timed film making competition. Now in its 14th year and with over 25 000 films to its credit, the competition’s purpose is to advance and promote filmmaking, prompting teams to write, shoot, edit and score a film within 48 hours. Crews are assigned a genre (drawn from a hat), a character, prop and line of dialogue on the Friday evening, delivering a completed film 48 hours later. It’s a sleepless endeavor that requires quick thinking, improvisation and execution with steady leadership, team work and plenty of resilience. This year Silver Bullet in collaboration with Best Light Films took home an astounding 11 awards for their production ‘Thread’ and they’re allowing us to share it two days in advance. Their film won: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Costumes, Best Musical Score, Best Supporting Actress (Gabriella Pinto), Best Actress (Terry Norton), Best Directing, Best Producer, Best Production Design, and Best Use of Line. “We went into the project with a small competent team, careful to keep an open mind so as not to over think or over prepare a concept that we couldn’t easily reassemble,” says Wayne De Lange of Silver Bullet Productions. The team drew “silent movie” as their genre and spent Friday night and Saturday morning conceptualizing and writing their script. “We played around with different characters, themes and ideas. We wanted to avoid resorting to cliché,” says Diana Keam of Best Light Films. “We had an all-female cast spanning four generations, opening up the opportunity to explore subtle and...