Since: May 2011
Not sure about genius, but here's how it came to be...
I was actually approached by the director of Guerilla Gorilla before the weekend about doing a crossover film, which I was initially on the fence about but come Friday night we decided to go for it.
Our two writing teams worked alongside each other on the shared scenes then went away and wrote the rest of the films themselves. Both teams then came together on Saturday morning and we both shot the same scene with our respective crews, sometimes shooting at the same time, otherwise doing pickups etc while the other crew planned their next shots.
It actually cost us quite a bit of time, and was kindof tricky since neither team had ever worked together before, but we got our respective shots and moved on to shoot the rest of our films.
I never saw their film before last night, so was a bit nervous beforehand to see how they came together. I don't think we pulled off the concept as well as it could have been done, and I'm pretty sure our film isn't as clear without theirs, but we tried something different and technically it worked.
Turns out they handed their film in late, hence the DQ.
Hope people got something out of the experience, not sure I would try it again anytime soon but I'd like to see others give it a crack someday. One team entering twice and shooting two crossover films might be the way to go.
Half Shell Productions
Rialto 48 Hours 2014 - Siren's Call (Time Travel)
Rialto 48 Hours 2013 - 17:09
(Techno Thriller) - Best Makeup (Auckland), Finalist Best Makeup (National)
V48 2012 - Finger Bang
(Action) - Best Script (Auckland), Finalist Best Script (National)
V48 2011 - Best Foot Forward
V48 2010 - Love Game
V48 2009 - Little Death (Musical)
V48 2008 - Misconceptions (Romance)
V48 2007 - Grind World (Grindhouse)
V48 2006 - Monster Within (Monster)