‘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...