South African filmmakers, talent embark on challenge to make fastest feature film ever #FastestFilmSA
Jozi based production houses Team Best, Localala and Ghost Sheep plan to surpass the record for the fastest feature film ever produced. The current record is held in India – from script writing to screening in 11 days, 23 hours and 45 minutes
On May 1 2013, a team of young, home grown industry players will meet to begin the scripting of a brand new South African feature film. 11 days later, this film will premier at the Bioscope in Maboneng and the Official World Record will belong to Jozi. Well that’s the plan anyway.
The project is currently untitled due to the restrictions of the record. There is also no concept, no characters, story-arcs or a solitary page of dialogue, because that’s not allowed either.
There aren’t thousands of crew members. The production team doesn’t even have catering (hint, hint). They do however have gear and lights, cameras and lenses, the best crew no money can buy and commitment from some of the biggest names in stage and screen.
According to co-producers – Bryan van Niekerk and Asher Stoltz, ‘With all of this at our disposal, the team’s mission is to not only to break the world record, but also to make an awesome film. Come May 11th, we are going to present a minimum of 75-minutes of gripping, blockbuster’
From May 1 you can follow the action at http://www.thefastestfilm.com/ as daily progress of cast, scripts, music, posters and the trailers will all be housed here.
Van Niekerk and Stoltz conclude, .If we’re shooting in a public location, join us on set and you’ll almost definitely be an extra. Give us your love, your ideas and see us battle through eleven days of little to no sleep, split-second creative decision making and no catering (hint, hint).
The more you love us online, the more chance you’ll get to see our film at your nearest cinema.
Do it for your country.’