The first guest script has been made! Alexa Brown’s script Mugged! has been made by Elizeth Labega from California. Hope you like it.
Firstly, here’s Alexa:
I am delighted that my first two pager, Mugged, has been made into a short film. I wrote it after thinking about all the seemingly vital (but ultimately unimportant) things I carry about with me and how I would hate to lose them. Talking to Zee, the director, I realised how UK-specific parts of the dialogue were: the brand names and turns of phrase that were a mystery to US ears. So she and I had a fun time adapting the script a little from the original printed version.
Zee and the cast have done a fantastic job – I hope you enjoy it too!
and Here’s a few interesting notes from Elizeth:
This was my third non-documentary short film. The horse head mask and NERF guns during the credits are references to my two earlier short films.
My “storyboards” consisted of stick-figures drawn on the back of business cards.
This was my first time making a non-documentary film that was a) written by someone else and b) featured dialogue.
Penelope was originally going to be the mugger.
I was hoping for an overcast day so I could shoot it during the day and try to make it look like nighttime. Overcast days are common here on the central coast of California, but on shooting day Mother Nature had plans and the sun came out with a vengeance!
At the last minute I got Clarke to help me out and be the mugger. He didn’t have much time to look at the script.
In addition to writing the script Alexa Brown was a cultural interpreter and helped me Americanize the story, otherwise I would have had the actress pull an oyster shell from her bag. I didn’t know that an Oyster is a public transportation card in London. Hahahaha!
Everyone involved in making this short film had fun!