The hardest thing is putting the fact that you have a time limit first, because its very easy to get caught up in the details of everything, says Houstons 48 Hour Film producer Laura Schlecht, who once led a team of her own. Although its a hectic experience, she says its a good cure for procrastination.
Most filmmakers or actors I know have a lot of projects theyve talked about and talked about and talked about and just havent actually gotten around to doing, she says. One of the things that the deadline does is, its supposed to encourage people to do rather than blah blah blah blah blah. And most of them do do. Schlecht says only one of the 28 teams didnt turn in a film on time last year.
Todays screening will feature the ones that made the final cut, and attendees will have a chance to vote for their favorite entries. Winners will move on to the national competition later this year. See the hopefuls at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. today and tomorrow. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 West Gray. For information, call 713-524-2175 or visit www.48hourfilm.com/houston. $9.
Wed., June 11, 6:30 & 9 p.m.; Thu., June 12, 6:30 & 9 p.m., 2008