In September of this year, I got together with a group of fabulous movie makers for the 48 Hour Film Project (#48HourFilmProject), a worldwide event whence various groups create a short film from concept to final cut in 48 hours flat.
Each group chooses a genre from a hat, kicking off the 2-day timer. This year all films had to include the phrase “I think I’ve got it” and feature a wooden spoon. We chose “Musical”, becoming the first Johannesburg team to ever complete and submit in that genre. The writers in our group immediately jumped to work, writing a script, music and lyrics for our little masterpiece. And thus began a long, tiring, intense, ridiculously fun weekend. And we pulled off a great little film. Alas, we missed the deadline by two hours and, while our movie was still presented at the viewings, we were not eligible to actually win anything.
Thank you to all the fantastic people I worked with: Morné Du Toit, Bertus Kirsten, Xolani Nhlapo, Matthew Marinus, Ryno Zeelie, Jaco Muller, Sean Redpath, Shalome Killerby, Tamlyn Wilson, Denton Douglas, Stella Douglas, Sharon Waugh, Daniel Snaddon, Rudo Pieterse, Alison Krumm, Aliswan Martin, Clint Eriksson, everyone else involved, and especially Julia Louw for bringing us and it all together.
This is the final edit of BEE: The Musical. Take a squiz.