Deaffest 72 Hour Film Challenge
Is it possible to make a short mockumentary about Deaffest 2016 in 72 hours??
Meet the team ‘Oh Sugar!’ Production who will be taking up the challenge! The filming will be taking place throughout the festival weekend. The project will be overseen by Producers Jack Smallwood and Matthew Shaw. All the best of luck to the team! Keep an eye on our website for the completed film, which we will reveal after Deaffest.
Name: Abdulrahman Mustafa
What do you do at the moment? I’m currently in my final year of studying Video and Film Production. Recently I made a film called “Forgiveness ” which I both directed and wrote the screenplay for.
How are you involved in the project? My main role is Director of Photography but I will also do a bit of acting in the documentary. I am really excited and am looking forward to creating a documentary which allows me to play with different styles of cinematography.
What do you hope to achieve with the project? I hope our documentary will capture the audience’s interest. I aim to make this documentary a bit dramatic, with elements of creative drama and comedy.
Do you have a favourite comedy film? It is difficult to choose one, but if I had to pick it would be ‘If I Don’t Lose, I’ll Lose’.
Name: Michael Ward
What do you do at the moment? I work at Cadbury’s World as an Exhibition Animation Host and BSL host for deaf visitors. In my spare time, I do freelance animation work .
How are you involved in the project? I was involved in the Deaffest media team last year and wanted to work with them again this year, so I was definitely up for the 72 hour challenge! My role in the project will be as an Editor and I will also be doing some camera work.
What do you hope to achieve with the project? I hope to actually fulfil the brief and make this documentary in 72 hours. I look forward to working as part of a team, sharing our passion for filmmaking and gaining recognition for our skills.
Do you have a favourite comedy film? It has to be both ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’ and ‘Airplane’.
Name: Phoebe Capewell
What do you do at the moment? I’m currently a first year student at Birmingham City University, studying Visual Communication: Film and Animation BA (Hons).
How are you involved in the project? I am the main Editor in the project and will be a part-time camera operator.
What do you hope to achieve with the project? I hope to create an inspiring and creative visual story that reflects on what goes on at Deaffest. I aim to demonstrate my talents to the public and to be able to encourage more people to get involved in the media industry because it’s so much fun!
Do you have a favourite comedy film? My all time favourite comedy has got to be Dumb and Dumber. I watched this for the first time when I was very young and it’s been my absolute favourite ever since.
Name: Rosie Benn
What do you do at the moment? I am studying Video and Film Production at the University of Wolverhampton. I’m in my second year of the 3-year course and I am also a freelance filmmaker.
How are you involved in the project? I am the Director of this exciting new project. It will be different from previous years and although it will be a challenging task , I know for sure I am going to enjoy it!
What do you hope to achieve with the project? I hope to establish excellent communication and good teamwork, both are absolutely vital to achieving a good result.
Do you have a favourite comedy film? The Notebook.
Name: Timothy Perera
What do you do at the moment? I am studying Video and Film Production and I’m now in my final year. I’ve worked on getting more practical filming experience to develop my talents both in the University of Wolverhampton where I study and outside as well.
How are you involved in the project? My involvement in this project is as Production Manager which means I keep in touch with the crew to ensure they have everything they need in pre-production, production and post-production. My other role is as a camera operator, I like to use the camera to catch interesting details on film especially for documentaries and when I’m filming a drama scene I like to capture what the script or director’s vision is.
What do you hope to achieve with the project? I would like to give people the opportunity to see my work and hopefully build my career from this project.
Do you have a favourite comedy film? ‘A Fish Called Wanda’.
Name: William Horsefield
What do you do at the moment? I’m studying Video and Film Production and am in my first year at University of Wolverhampton. If you ask me what I am doing in my free time, I sleep all day because my assignments drain a lot of energy out of me!
How are you involved in the project? My role is VFX artist/graphic designer so I have to make the visual effects and animation look like magic. I’ll be responsible for the design and visual concept of the film, for example, the Deaffest logo.
What do you hope to achieve with the project? I hope that we can beat the 72 hour film challenge- that will be an achievement!
Do you have a favourite comedy film? ‘Big Momma’s House’.
Name: Zoe Romer
What do you do at the moment? I have been working in television production for the last 13 years, working freelance for the last 8 years. I work mostly in the television gallery covering a number of roles including Director, Vision Mixer, EVS operator and Graphics Operator on programmes including Good Morning Britain, The Lorraine Show, This Morning and At The Races.
How are you involved in the project? I am the Script Supervisor- overseeing the script to see if any improvements are needed, giving advice to make sure the script is clear and providing an understanding of documentary making. Also, I will be a mentor to the crew to support them, share ideas and share my experiences with them in order to encourage them.
What do you hope to achieve with the project? I am currently learning BSL and have my NVQ Level 3. I am hoping that working at Deaffest will improve my signing skills!
Do you have a favourite comedy film? This is a difficult question! It is hard to pick just one so I have picked three! ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, ‘Zoolander ‘and ‘Love, Honour and Obey’.