Filmmakers, even those claiming no particular religious faith, make use of themes that seem to resonate universally with human beings – and these are highly theological. This is not news to most people, but I like Scott Myers’ examination of theology and its use in visual storytelling. It’s in 5 parts.
Here is a link Scott’s exploration of “The Theology of Screenwriting” on his Go Into The Story blog.
What kind of film story can you tell with the limitations of six lines of random dialogue and a three-minute time limit.
What kind of film story can you tell with the limitations of six lines of random dialogue and a three-minute time limit. This film was recently shared with me, from a contest a couple of years ago. (Ridley Scott chose this winner.)
The contest, which received over 600 entries from around the world, invited aspiring filmmakers to create an original short film using the same six-line dialogue as the Cannes Lions award-winning Parallel Lines short films directed by RSA talents Carl Erik Rinsch, Greg Fay, Johnny Hardstaff, Jake Scott and Hi-Sim.
Commenting on his choice of winner, Sir Ridley Scott said: “I chose Porcelain Unicorn to be the winning film as it had a very strong narrative; a very complete story that was well told and executed.”
Highlighting Joshua Station, one of the non-profit partners for our film, Street Language, nearing the start of principal photography.
(I won’t apologize for the reference to a certain current film that pursues an age-old, often-answered question.)
We are less than two weeks away from beginning shooting on our short film, Street Language. We’re doing rehearsals with actors, assembling equipment packages, gathering costumes and props, etc.
Because this film is multifaceted (it’s a mentoring project and resource for organizations working in urban centers), I want to highlight one of the partners in this project, Joshua Station. They are friends who are helping with advice, curriculum help, and we’ll introduce them to audiences at our screenings so people can make a difference themselves.
Joshua Station is a faith based community helping families make the transformation from homelessness to a healthy, stable living environment
I posted a little while ago about a short film project called “Street Language” that we are producing here in Denver in the next couple of months.
I posted a little while ago about a short film project called “Street Language” that we are producing here in Denver in the next couple of months. We just launched our IndieGoGo campaign to raise a little money for the project. Most of the funds are coming from in-kind contributions by our professional and student crew members, community partners, and others who believe in the project.
Click the image, or HERE to see the campaign on IndieGoGo.
Really, it’s more than a film project. We are adding in transmedia elements like deeper storytelling pieces on social media, development of other resources for use by non-profits who will use the film later, etc.
If you read this, check out the campaign and please share it with your friends!
“Street Language” is a short film, now in pre-production.
A homeless teen and a businessman dying in an alley; their only hope is each other in Street Language.
Jacob lives an unseen life in the midst of the crowded city. When he stumbles upon Michael, bleeding in an alley, he must decide whether he can take the risk to help. In this moving short film story, a teenage street kid finds the strength to open up his life after a wounded stranger opens his eyes to the possibility of love and beauty around him.
Their journey together opens up both of their lives to the possibility of love and hope for the future.
We’re in pre-production on this short film here in Denver. I wrote the script and will direct the film. Chloe Anderson, of Epicenter Pictures, is producing the project as part our shared mission to mentor emerging filmmakers. Our crew consists of some seasoned professionals as well as students who want to hone their craft.
We plan to make the film available to other non-profit organizations who deal with issues of homelessness, hopelessness, and teens-at-risk.