UNC Asheville Filmmakers’ Dark Comedy to Screen at 48 Hour Film Showing
(June 24, 2013)
A team of UNC Asheville faculty, students, alumni and friends spent a weekend racing to write, shoot and edit a complete short film as part of the annual 48 Hour Film Project competition. Their film will screen from June 25-27 at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company.
Team UNCA, which won “Best Film,” in the 2011 Asheville competition with its romantic comedy, The First Apple, was once again led by Anne Slatton, lecturer in mass communication. Slatton describes the experience in this article from the front page of Sunday’s Asheville Citizen-Times.
After learning its randomly assigned genre on Friday evening, Team UNCA got to work creating a dark comedy that also would incorporate the other mandatory elements – a wallet, a dentist, and the line, “I don’t trust her” – in time for the Sunday evening submission deadline.
The result, a short film called The Audition, will screen at 10 p.m. on June 25 and 27, and 7 p.m. on June 26, along with film submissions from other Asheville teams. The 48 Hour Film Project is a world-wide competition that includes filmmakers of all experience levels. Audience members are invited to vote for their favorite films.
Team UNCA included:
- Anne Slatton, director and team leader
- Amanda Albee ’11 (now with Bonesteel Films), producer
- Kelly Doty ’09 (now with WLOS-TV), editor
- Miriam Allison ’11, camera
- Jasmine George ’12 (now with UNC Asheville TLT Resources), camera and graphics
- John Lauterbach '11, lighting, grip and special effects
- Renee Bindewald ’13
- Loren Pierce ’13
- Adam Patton ’14
- Christine Templeton '14
- Sam Robbins ’15,
- and friends Peggy Weil, Joanne O’Sullivan and Katie Langwell.