Commentary by Amy Pauszek
Dominick Wilkins (Fishers) and Emily Lantz (Noblesville) were actors and participants in the 2016 Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project. The winning film will be chosen and announced at the Indy Film Fest on July 19, and the Indy Film Fest runs until July 24. (Photo by Amy Pauszek)
Dominick Wilkins (of Fishers) and Emily Lantz (of Noblesville) were actors in the the 2016 Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Project. I had fun joining these talented actors in the film “Not My Job,” directed by filmmaker James Wallace. How does the 48 Hour Film Project work? Indiana filmmakers assembled a team, wrote, filmed and edited a short film in a 48-hour time frame.
The catch? The filmmakers had no idea what their film topic would be until the day they were assigned to one and their film had to include a name, object and phrase given the day of the filming to be qualified. It’s a busy, fast-paced first day, which includes creativity, patience and lots of stress mixed in.
The winning film is then chosen at the Indy Film Fest and from there each filmmaker moves on to compete against other filmmakers and their cities across the U.S. Everyone always has a blast working together as a team in hopes of making the winning film.
Where’s Amy had a wonderful meeting and acting with Wilkins and Lantz and in the end, we all agreed the best part of the day was hearing the sweet words of our director shouting “It’s a wrap!” For more information about the 48 Hour Film Project and Indy Film Fest, visit: indyfilmfest.org.