Month: April 2018

Rules of the Game

This weekend I took part in the annual Sci Fi London 48 hour film challenge, in which participants have to write, shoot, and edit a sci-fi film in 48 hours.

My film had to include the following elements:

Title: Rules of the Game
A prop and action: A character opens a sealed padded envelope and pulls out a card.
A line of dialogue: The count for this stuff is off the chart, probably best you don’t get it on your skin.

Here is the outcome. It’s a 5-minute film about an ambitious inventor named Larry Hammer in the midst of an experiment. The film-making had all of the constraints you’d imagine (no budget, limited time, one person) but it was great fun to make. I hope you enjoy it!

I did the writing, shooting, directing, editing, starring, and soundtrack (à la Tommy Wiseau?). I also had some generous script advice from Amy Butt and Pippa Palmer, for which I’d like to express thanks.

Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game

About

A short film made for the 2018 Sci Fi London 48 hour film challenge, in which participants have to write, shoot, and edit a sci-fi film in 48 hours. Each participant is given a title, a prompt and an action, and a line of dialogue, and have to use these to write, shoot, and edit a film in 48 hours.

My prompts were:
Title: Rules of the Game
Prop and action: A character opens a sealed padded envelope and pulls out a card.
Line of dialogue: The count for this stuff is off the chart, probably best you don’t get it on your skin.

My 5-minute film is about Larry Hammer in the midst of an experiment, and his relationship with Tony.

Credits

  • Film by Ollie Palmer
  • Script supervision: Amy Butt, Pippa Palmer