Passion Fruit – 2010 48-hour Film Project Winner

September 12, 2010 | By | Reply More

What if you were given only 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and score a film? This is the challenging premise of the 48-Hour Film Project: “On Friday night, you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete.”

Local competitions occur in more than 80 cities worldwide. The 2010 winner of the 48 Hour Hampton Roads Film Project was “Passion Fruit,” by Jon Abraham (Jon also happens to be a friend of mine–I wrote about his still photography here).

Check Jon’s winning film at the accompanying YouTube.   He is now going to compete against the 80 other international 48 Hour Project city winners–10 of the films will be featured at Cannes.

After watching Jon’s film, I viewed the winners from some of the other cities. There is a lot of film-making experience on display. For instance, here is the St. Louis entry (the specific requirements for St. Louis were: Charles Crosby, Grocery Store Employee.  Prop:  a brick.  Line of Dialogue:  “We’ll just have to wait.”). Many of these entries are quite humorous. In addition to the above entries, consider this film called “Unwanted,” the winner of the Portland Oregon competition.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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