On January 30th, the IFC 5th Annual Fantasy Filmmaker Draft film project will officially begin. For those of you that haven’t been involved in a FFD before, it is a truly unique filmmaking experience. The goal of this project is to give you the opportunity to work with others with whom you have never worked before. While it is hoped that the final production is of high quality, that goal is second to learning to work with new people. Everyone who wants to participate, will. See the bottom of the page for details.
Here is how it works:
January 30th – Writer/Director/Producer Draft
- Five team captains will be randomly drawn from the list of those who wish to participate as a team captain. These team captains will choose which position on their own team they will fill (producer, writer, or director).
- In ‘fantasy football draft’ fashion, each team captain selects a writer, a director, or a producer. Captain A will select one position, followed by Captain B, followed by Captain C, etc. This continues until each team’s principal positions are filled.
February 6-March 6 – The WritingImmediately following the draft, the writers for each team begin the writing process, with each script building off the previous writer’s work. Writer A will write 5-7 pages and give it to Writer B. Beginning where Writer A left off, Writer B will write 5-7 pages and give it to Writer C, and so on. At the end of the writing process there will be one cohesive story, with five distinct chapters, collaboratively written by the five different writers.
- Script 1 due February 6
- Script 2 due February 13
- Script 3 due February 20
- Script 4 due February 27
- Script 5 due March 6 – All five writers meet to finalize and make the scripts cohesive.
March 13 – Cast & Crew DraftTeams will gather to choose the rest of their filmmaking team. Teams will choose:
- directors of photography
- all the rest of their team (extras, PA’s, scriptys)