WCU'S Inaugural 48HR DubC Film Race is a Success!

What happens when you invite students to make a movie in 48 hours or less?? Amazing things!!

23 teams registered for the first annual 48HR DubC Film Race. They came together on Friday April 7, 2017 at 7PM to draw for a genre (mystery, drama, comedy, horror, or romance) and were given random props from the local community – such as a bag of cookies from the Malvern Buttery or a HUGE pizza box from Lorenzo’s Pizza – and then had to write, film, edit, and produce a 3-5 minute film before Sunday at 7pm.

 Once the films were turned in they were judged by professional filmmakers:

Courtland Bragg (WCU alum and Emmy Award Winning NFL Films Multimedia Journalist

Kendall Gearren (WCU alum and freelance production coordinator)

Rob Fortunato (New York based independent Production Manager

Stephen Winter (Oscar nominated filmmaker, AFI DOCS selected artist for Top 50 Documentaries to Watch Before You Die list; Sundance and Cannes screenings; Lee Daniels collaborator)

Through the work of COM Studies professors Dr. Meghan Mahoney and Dr. Kanan Sawyer along with College of Arts & Humanities rep Seth Birch and the West Chester Film Festival - and the amazing students in COM 499 Event Planning who took care of every aspect of both the Kick Off and Film Element Selection Event as well as the Judges Reception/Q&A… the entire experience could not have been more successful!!

Check out a write-up and pics in Chester County’s Paper, Vista Today ().  

We cannot wait for the 2018 48HR DubC Film Race next Spring. Are you up for the 48 hour challenge?


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