Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wildcard: Bloodgeoning

Write. Shoot. Cut. Survive. This is the motto of New Zealand's V48 Hour Film Festival, which, several weekends ago, I was lucky enough to take part in. Participants have 48 hours, from 7PM on Friday to 7PM on Sunday to create a short film from scratch, after receiving a number of restriction to prevent pre-planning.

It was seriously the greatest experience in the world.

Notable events were getting a face full of red maple syrup (which actually served as fantastic blood), making far too many Blues Clues references, writing my first ever film script, as well the police showing up to the edge of a forest where we were filming at 3 o'clock in the morning. And, of course, not sleeping.

One of the first things I noticed about being tired from not sleeping was that everything was funny, even when it wasn't - and then some. We had some hilarious moments that didn't really make much sense. The other thing I noticed about not sleeping was that it completely blew my sense of time out of the water. One night, I went to bed at 3AM, got up at 6AM and then had crashed again by noon. And when I woke up at about 1PM, I had no idea why it wasn't dinner time yet.

Anyway, this is the film we made: a short horror called Bloodgeoning. Our restrictions were: horror; a leaf as a prop; an unlucky character named Nicky Brick; a line of dialogue, "I did that"; and at least two seconds of slow motion. Enjoy! Oh, and watch the bloopers too (which are the bottom one), because they're completely awesome!



  2. Wow! I enjoyed your entry! I especially loved the "Cool cop who wanted to be an extra". ;) Although I bet it was a bit nerve-wracking having some cops come check you out.

    1. Yeah, it was a bit freaky. But it turned out to be fine, so that was good :) Thanks! :)

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  4. This was an amazing short film, Nick! *thumbs-up* Very creepy and awesome and stuff. XD

    Also, being a silly American, I have to say--your guys' accents are awesome. XD Not that they're accents to you, but--

    Okay, yeah, I'm rambling. I'll leave now. XD

  5. Wow, that was amazing! How do you make videos that well!? I loved all the effects, too! That was really cool :)

    Great job, and thanks for sharing!

  6. That movie was pretty cool! I love making movies with my sister, but unfortunately we don't have a good camera + a crap editing system, therefore our videos lack in any form of quality xP Yours looked so cool, though! The acting was pretty good.


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