So I discovered late Monday night that the deadline to submit a short to the Borscht Film Festival Selects Program was yesterday (Tuesday) at 11:59:59. Naturally, my first thought was, “We should conceive of, shoot, edit, and submit a film before the deadline.” It was a tall order but something we really wanted to pull off. With South Beach as our backdrop and its residents and visitors our gracious actors, we made it happen.*
Now, this is no glossy Hollywood production (though we did write a little skin into the picture — mine, unfortunately). But even with the shakes and blurs and at times sub-par sound quality, we think the flick came together pretty well. We hope you agree.
Without further ado … “In Search of Waldo Pepper”.
*Truth is, we submitted the link to “In Search of Waldo Pepper” before midnight (at 11:56 p.m. to be exact), but the video itself was still uploading at deadline. Still, we thought we were in the clear … until reading the first line of this email from the Borscht Film Festival (received at 12:10:59).
As when watching a great film, I felt the gamut of emotion reading that one. Shocked, dejected, outraged, murderous, tickled, triumphant. And all in 22 words! I guess those Borscht fellows know their craft.