A weekend of almost nonstop action with Manchester film competition
By DOUG ALDEN
New Hampshire Union Leader | June 21. 2014 7:51PM
6/21/2014 Production assistant Tanner Chamberlain, left, and director of photography Jason Sliviak prepare to shoot a scene Saturday in Manchester for the 48 Hour Film Project. They were creating a short film for the annual competition, which included 26 teams. Bruce Taylor/Union Leader
6/21/2014 Participants in the New Hampshire 48 Hour Film Project create their short film in Manchester on Saturday for the competition. "Crime boss" Andrew Gibson and "henchman" Dan Marquis, at left, act while director of photography Jason Sliviak, soundman Tanner Chamberlain and director Arnold Soko capture the scene. Bruce Taylor/Union Leader
The competition crams the entire process of creating a film from start to finish into 48 hours. The narrow window began Friday night, and casts and crews scrambled Saturday to get the shots that had just been written and visualized during an overnight brainstorming session.
6/21/2014 48 Hour Film Project participants create their short film epic based on a chase/escape theme at a home in Manchester. The crew from left to right (front) Sofia Jeanes, actress Alexis, Kirsten Grimes, actress Mom, Steve Hogan, actor henchman and Patrick, Matthew Pearl, 1st Assistant Director, and Dan Marquis, actor henchman and Dean. (Back) Samantha Pearl, Unit Production Manager and makeup, Tanner Chamberlain, Production Assistant, Jason Sliviak, Director of Photography, Arnold Soko, Director, Corey Halsey, actor Mickey, Faith Marlee, actress, and Andrew Gibson, actor Mob Boss. Bruce Taylor/Union Leader
LiveFree was one of 26 teams taking part in the sixth annual New Hampshire 48 Hour Film Project, an event co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Union Leader.
6/21/2014 48 Hour Film Project participants create their short film epic based on a chase/escape theme at a home in Manchester. Andrew Gibson plays a crime boss with Dan Marquis as his henchman. Bruce Taylor/Union Leader
6/21/2014 48 Hour Film Project participants create their short film epic based on a chase/escape theme at a home in Manchester. First Assistant Director Matthew Pearl slates a scene with mob boss Andrew Gibson and henchman Dan Marquis while Director of Photography Jason Sliviak, soundman Tanner Chamberlain and Director Arnold Soko record and direct. Bruce Taylor/Union Leader
LiveFree was saddled with making a silent film in the drawing Friday night, but opted to throw that back for a wild-card pick and received the genre of chase/escape.
From there, "The Last Recollection" slowly began taking shape from the minds of Soko and the other members of LiveFree. "It's really amazing and it provides great opportunities for people interested in all aspects of the film industry," said Kirsten Grimes, who drove up from Rockport, Mass., and was playing the part of Alexis' mother, Lydia.
"Sometimes what seems like the worst possible thing becomes the best," Sliviak said.