Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone! We have a lot of very exciting things in the works. And I’ll make announcements. Stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ll talk about the things that I can talk about. Happiest of all dances!

I have a short film scheduled a while ago to be shot next week. It’s called PIECE OF MEAT. Yes. I laughed my ass off writing it and getting it together. We’re going to have so much fun. Here’s a silly video Richard and I made for the prop knife: Knife I gave a link to Richie’s Twitter page but he’s also on IMDb and Instagram

But there’s more… Wait!?! Huh!?!

I’m putting together a short film for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (ESDFC.) It runs from April 5 to 10. And its theme is superheroes for this year. I’ve already started to chew on this story idea because not all superheroes wear spandex and capes. They’ll release the information on the morning of the 5th. I’ll put together my script that morning. This is the great part about having written 100+ scripts of varying lengths – I can write fast now. This is especially true since my script will only be about three pages long.

The reason for that page length is that the movies can only be at most five minutes. If you’re familiar with scripts, they say it’s typically one page per minute. I’d say that this is more accurate when the page is dialogue-heavy. Why? A single sentence can explain an action that takes several minutes to execute on screen.

My shooting will begin on Monday afternoon the 5th. I also have all day on the 6th to shoot. I’ll be shooting PIECE OF MEAT on the 7th and editing my ESDFC short on the 8th to be able to hand it over to my composer either later that day or the next day. I’ll be doing the final clean-up during that time too. And we should be able to finish by the 10th.

If you’re interested in participating, I’d love to hear from you. I’m shooting this in Los Angeles. As for a specific location, I’m working on those details now. But it’ll probably be in South Central. Please know that you must be a volunteer if you want to participate. The good news for people in SAG/AFTRA is that they have a waiver agreement for you to be able to participate without being dinged.

It’s true that the word “disability” is in the title of the challenge and representation counts for a percentage of the final grade. But you don’t just have to have a disability to participate with my project. I’m already got part of that covered. My other big thing is that you don’t have to a bazillion IMDb credits or even one if you’re willing to work. Why? I have the equipment to pull this off. Let’s say you want to participate with your own equipment. Great! I’d love to hear from you too. Please also know that I’m open to people being involved with other aspects besides just production. Just let me know.

The only requirement to know is that cats live in a part of where we will work during post-production and possibly production. More to follow. If you’re allergic to cats, this wouldn’t be a good idea since our two cats are the true bosses. I digress.

You can let me know on this website or the different social media websites where I post this, or my email hollysorianoblog@gmail.com

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