I recently participated in the Collaboration Film Challenge, a short film festival designed, as the name suggests, to get filmmakers to work together.
Basically, we were given the following quote by PJ O'Rourke:
"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences."We then had a few days to come up with five pitches for short films based on the quote. Once a pitch was selected for us, we had a week to write, shoot, and edit the final project.
Paranormal CATTIVITY was my pitch, a found-footage horror movie. With sock puppets.
I'm happy to say that we were the runner-up in the Audience Award for Best Film.
-Tom, who still has some dead puppets in the trunk of his car.