Recently, more than 100 aspiring filmmakers took part in The Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project, a wild and sleepless weekend in which they make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours. 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.
This year’s required elements?
- Character: Alex or Alexa Berbrick, Inspector
- Prop: a drumstick
- Line: “What do you think this is?”
BRINK’s own Patrick Cavanaugh, a Strategist in our DC office, is a three-year veteran of the project. You may recognize him as the ex-boyfriend karate instructor Riley Tompkins in Don’t Break My Heart; Or Any Other Part or the loving deaf father in Unmuted. This year, he and his team, 22 Turtles Productions, received the wild card genre, B-Movie. Quite apropros, if you ask us!
Utilizing our creative event space, a timely bike race, and a local masonic temple, Patrick’s team made a fun and memorable genre film: Never Meant To ‘B’ Movie Strippers. Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/65537995
Warning: it features a stripper, russians, and some humorously strong language. Potentially NSFW, depending upon how conservative your workplace is, or how personally sensitive you are. Totally worth it.
Awards should be announced soon, here’s hoping the judges agree with the obvious audience favorite!