The creative process
Working under tight deadlines can really get your creative juices flowing but that doesn’t mean that making a film from scratch and delivering a finished product in just 48 hours isn’t absolutely batshit crazy. Thankfully, the team behind ‘At A Place, In A Time – A Lovestory‘, directed by writer/director duo Bart and Teuntje Schrijver, was well equipped with the necessary disregard of sleep-related issues. I’m sure you can imagine why it was therefore all the more rewarding when, after it premiered at the 48 Hour Film Festival Amsterdam, it won THREE awards and was nominated for audience favourite as well! Edited entirely in split-screen fashion, I think it’s safe to say this is the cutest short film I’ve done so far.
Check out the film here!
As if that wasn’t enough short term craziness, I also participated in Orange Tea’s ‘Fact To Fiction’ event. In just a week, along with two fellow ensemble members I wrote, produced and acted in a short play based on current news articles. If anything else, it taught me a lot about collaborative writing and the stress that comes with striving for perfection. Inspired by the premise that all ‘bad news articles’ came true, we set our play in a dystopian future where different factions battle for the few remaining resources. I played Miller, rebel of the desert. The play was well received so who knows if we’ll adapt it to a full length play?