NIAGARA – You’re e-mailed a theme, a prop and an action.
Now write a film script, gather a crew, assemble a cast, scout and secure locations, shoot the film, edit it and send it in.
Here’s the catch…you have only 100 hours to do it.
“Kiss of Death” is the entry from local film company Open Concept Films.
Director Jason Lupish and Producer Ralph deGroot with Open Concept Films (OCF) are thrilled with the outcome.
“We had a great time doing it” says deGroot, adding “the potential prize money is small so the films are more about the art than the cash”.
The 6th annual 100 Hour Film Race, an international competition challenging filmmakers to create short films (5 minutes and 30 seconds max.) in 100 hours closed Dec. 17.
OCF’s entry “Kiss of Death” pitched as “La Femme Nikita” meets “The Mechanic” with Charles Bronson will be released on the net Thursday night – 100 hours before the top twenty films in the contest are announced on Jan. 16.
Ralph deGroot and Erica Sherwood who starred in “A Kind of Wonderful Thing,” which premiered at Brock last August are featured in the piece with stand up comic Mark Matthews playing a not-so-funny middle-aged killer.
Lupish says wryly: “We’re all pretty happy with the result of this film.
“Shot in less than 12 hours, edited in 12 hours – next year we’ll probably skip the 100hr and go right for the 24hr Race.”
For an early preview of the movie go to: www.openconceptfilms.com