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Demise of Colin Zimmerman

The Demise of Colin Zimmerman for the 48 Hour Film Challenge 2014

The Demise of Colin Zimmerman for the 48 Hour Film Project 2014

This was a really fun and challenging project. Last October, I took part in Toronto’s 48 Hour Film Project. As the name implies, filmmakers – established, aspiring or ‘just for funzies’ alike – are tasked with writing, shooting, editing and scoring a short film in just 48 hours.

Under pretty short notice and with no real notion of how this project would play out, I joined my team on location in Kitchener to shoot this quirky little musical over the course of one day. The shoot was difficult but educational, and everyone I worked with put forth great effort with a positive attitude. The next day was dedicated to editing which, despite a mild technical crisis, was completed on time and the whole thing was delivered before deadline. We screened the film last November at the Review Cinema in Toronto – my first premiere! Big thanks to everyone involved for their hard work!

Here’s the synopsis: Anna, a rich housewife with a troubled marriage, uncovers a scandalous secret about her husband that could threaten her life as she knows it.

Watch it below and visit the YouTube page for more info. (Please note that the audio on this version was edited by me from the original that showed at the Royal.)

Written & Directed By: Ariel Riske
Music & Lyrics By: Casey Nash
Produced By: Matthew Calabretta
Director of Photography: Jeffrey Arthur Mackey
Edited by: Ai Rei Dooh-Tousignant
Sound by: Colleen Hale-Hodgson

Starring: Jonathan Schiller, Alysia Therrien, Steffanie Riske
Featuring: Matthew Calabretta, Ryan Dawson, Ariel Riske

Production Manager & Assistant Director: Matthew Calabretta
Camera: Jeffrey Arthur Mackey
Best Boy: Ryan Dawson
Script Supervisor & Props Master: Hayley Hinkley
Titles & Graphics Producers: Zachary Joseph Bautista
Colourist: Ai Rei Dooh-Tousignant

“He’s a Dick”
by Casey Nash & Alysia Therrien
performed by Casey Nash, Alysia Therrien, Matthew Calabretta, Jonathan Schiller

“I Wanna Be a Woman”
by Casey Nash
performed by Casey Nash, Jonathan Schiller, Matthew Calabretta
Additional Lyrics by: Ariel Riske, Matthew Calabretta

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