Words / Jordan Ash – The Idle Class Every year, much like in all the other cities all over the country, teams in Little Rock come together for a sleepless weekend of movie making – the 48 Hour Film Project. Once the teams have picked their genre from a random draw, they have exactly 48 hours to write, film, edit and submit a completed film no longer than seven minutes. Since the last few years there has been a steady increase in the number of registering teams. While some are 48HFP veterans the others are new and eager filmmakers ready to expose and showcase their creativity while practicing their craft. After the team draws their genre they must work to write and create a film including the three elements given to them by the judges: main character’s name, a certain prop and a line of dialogue. All must be included in the film in order for it to be eligible. This year, the name of the character was Andy/Annie Benoit who has to be a plumber. The prop was a horn. And the line of dialogue to be included was, ” Tell me the truth.” The result – some of the craziest and funnest moments in the making. The Little Rock Film Festival’s 48HFP this year in Little Rock was held over the weekend of August 16-18. The premiere screenings will be held on the weekend of August 29-31 at 7pm at the Bank of America building (fourth floor), located at 200 W. Capitol Avenue in Li I squeezed in an opportunity to speak with a...
Words / Kody Ford – The Idle Class Filmmaking is a grueling process that can test the patience of even the most seasoned professional. And that’s under a normal production schedule. What happens when you squeeze everything from pre-production to post-production into just two days? You get a boiler room level of creativity and innovation. The Little Rock Film Festival is hosting its fourth annual 48 Hour Film Project on August 16 – 18. This wild weekend will have filmmakers rushing to write, cast, produce and edit a four to seven minute film. Each team is given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that must be used. The story is up to them. “[The] 48Hour is a great experience for filmmakers and film fans alike who want to get a taste of what it’s like to complete a short film from scratch,” said Levi Agee, producer of the LRFF 48 Hour Film Project. “You’ll never participate in anything like it. This is Little Rock Film Festival’s fourth year supporting the film festival and we are all very excited to see what Little Rock puts up on the big screen.” At the end of the weekend, each team will submit their completed film, which will be screened on August 29 – 31 at the Bank of America Building in downtown Little Rock. Registration is $160. Anyone interested can register here. The Idle Class will be on hand to cover the events and review the final films. Good luck and God speed to all the teams involved. Stock up on coffee...