Congratulations to the four Capilano University grads, students and faculty members who have made it to the final 13 of Crazy8s eight-day filmmaking extravaganza. The Cap U finalists are:
Babies in the Wall by Doreen Manuel (writer/director), coordinator of Cap’s Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking program and winner of the Women in Film and TV Spotlight Award for Excellence in Education.
Story concept: Mary is catapulted into a horrific struggle to right old wrongs when she discovers the bones of the missing and murdered babies of an Indian residential school.
The Vessel by Marshall Axani (writer/director) – Cap U Motion Picture Arts grad and Motion Picture Production Industry Association Emerging Director Award.
Story concept: A mysterious device allows an operative on a rescue mission to manipulate the people standing between him and his captured brother.
Nudis by Wayne Robinson (writer/director) and Nigel Edwards (producer) and year two Cap U Motion Picture Arts student.
Story concept: Sigmund, a conservative and conventional corporate climber, is struggling to complete a career-defining brief on an impossible timeline when he realizes that all of his co-workers have abandoned their clothes, and with them, their social masks.
A Mother’s Love by Camille Mitchell (writer/director) and Documentary grad.
Story concept: When her boys fail to come home from school one afternoon, a mother is plunged into a confusing and disorienting search, as it becomes clear that the world she is living in is not as it used to be.
In its 13th year, Crazy8s invites aspiring filmmakers to present their short film idea in a five-minute video. From 118 pitches, 40 semi-finalists were chosen to pitch in person to a jury of industry professionals. The 13 finalists will workshop their script with a professional story editor. Six winners will receive $800 and a production package with everything they need to make their short film in just eight days. Finished films will be screened at a gala event to the who’s who of the Vancouver film industry on March 30, 2012.
Good luck to all!