Recently, I partaked in the 72 hour film competition. The goal of the competition (which is standard) was to write, shoot, and edit a film with a 72 hour time span while incorporating a given theme. In addition, the film had to be five minutes or less. The theme this year was "a first goodbye".
If anyone has seen my most recent films, I am very keen on doing atmospheric romances but my team and I decided it would be a good change of pace to do an Action/Drama. Something stylistic, fast paced, and as potent as we can make it.Cast:
Sarah Yu as Sammi
Jun Naito as Nakayama
Wayne Chang as Timothy Lau
Eddie Wong as Sammi's Boss
Eddie Lebron Sr. as Nakayama's Boss
Hugo Salazar as Earpiece Officer
Eddie Wong as Lau's ClientWritten by:
Eddie Lebron, Sarah Yu, Jun Naito, and Wayne ChangCinematography, Edited, and Directed by:
"For two different purposes, a hitwoman on her first assignment and a overly loose canon detective both target and pursuit the same individual in Manhattan's Chinatown. As these events transpire, it becomes more clear as to why the hitwoman has decided to finally make her first kill."Stills:The Film:
Embebdded, HQ version:http://www.eddielebron.com/initial.html
I must say, I am EXTREMELY pleased with how the film came out. If anything, the 5 minute restriction we had tested my editorial abilities and intuitions. In such situations, you have to cut out and let go of anything unnecessary which is hard when you are married to all the footage you shot but it's important to learn if you want to pace everything correctly.
Please comment and thanks again!