The 28 Day Project
Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone gets to tell their story. The 28 Day Project will give someone an opportunity to share their story and have it turned into a short film.
In a technology filled world, with everything at our finger tips, have we forgotten the power of a simple story?
Set over 28 days in February (1st-28th, 2014), the project embraces National Storytelling Week in the first week of the month, and will explore 'stories'. The project will source an inspiring story that's never been told before with the aim of telling that story in a short film. A team will be assembled to get that story to the screen, culminating in a premiere screening in London on the 28th February.
The number 28 is an important number. The project will last 28 days and the team will seek an inspirational story that has a significant meaning for the 28th February from any year, so that the premiere has an added importance. Perhaps that person was born on the 28th of February, married, began a romance or were inspired in some way.
Inspired by the 1980's series Challenge Anneka with Anneka Rice at the helm, The 28 Day Project will be documented in a fly-on-the-wall film, to show our audiences the challenges and excitement of creating a film in a set time. It doesn't matter what obstacles the team come up against, it has to get done. They hope by creating a documentary, they will be able to share their experiences with others who may then want to create their own projects.
The casting of the project is yet unknown, as the project can only begin on the 1st of February. Though the team is keen to support new talent and give a drama student their first filming job out of drama school. The team will visit colleges and audition.
Show Your Support
We're really looking forward to this project and will do everything to make it the best it can be. But we need your support. Please take a few minutes to watch our video above, it clearly sets out the project and we hope it will inspire you!
Risks and challenges
We have 28 days to source a story, assemble a team to get it the screen, and organise a premiere. Whatever happens, we'll have something to show on the 28th February 2014.
Part of the joy of this project is the challenge itself. Due to the nature of the project we will not know these challenges until we embark on our 28 Days. Having experience on film sets and an understanding of the amount of work which is involved in pre and post production - we are confident we will meet any challenges that arise.
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