Sunday, July 8, 2012

Getting Ready for the Shoot Out

Friend and co-producer, Susan V. and I have started our plan of attack for the next Cheyenne Shoot Out Filmmaking Festival. Slated for the first weekend in October, the event challenges filmmakers to create a  film in 24 hours with only in-camera editing. The film can be no longer than seven minutes including credits and it must include elements from a "Brief" given to the filmmakers on the day of the shoot. The Brief includes specific locations, various "Cheyenne/Wyoming" items, and a phrase (either spoken or shown) that must be in the film.

Last year was our first attempt and we were thrilled to have won three awards for our movie, The Bear Switch Project (Best Comedy, Best Actor and Best Film).

This year we have experience on our side. We know what to expect. We know what worked and what didn't.

We met last week to brainstorm story ideas and now I'm writing the first draft of the script. I can't tell you about the movie but I will say it's a comedy and involves an alien.

Until next time, adios, amigos!


  1. Awesome! Best of luck with the shoot - can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. Craig: I'm excited. The alien is a cowboy. We're thinking of calling it "The Alien Wears Wranglers."

  3. Zelda: So funny! It will be wonderful. Good luck.

  4. What a totally fun project. Sometimes being stripped of "overthinking time" is a good thing.

  5. Leslie: How true. I have a love-hate relationship with filmmaking. It can be so stressful if I'm not careful...but it's also so fun and creative!