Finding Claire is a horror film about a boy searching for his big sister in the woods where she disappeared years before. When he finds her in a shocking state, her killer also finds him.

2016 Washington, D.C. 48 Hour Film Project

Director: Jeremy Norris
Writer: Sharon Y. Cobb
Producer: Sarah Olscamp, Team We Have This
Cinematographer: Jeremy Norris
Sound Technician: Scott Bruffey
Assistant Director: Xuezheng Wu
Associate Producer: Josh Hubanks
Script Supervisor: Kyrie Norris
Editor: Jeremy Norris
Production Assistants: Sara Breaux, Cristina Shockey

Johnathan Newport, Anna Maria Shockey, Dallas White

The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) which was conceived by Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston in Washington, D.C. in 2001 and now is presented in 130 cities and on six continents, held it’s annual 48HFP in Washington, D.C., April 29 through May 1, 2016. Teams form in advance of each city’s 48 HFP and during the Friday of each competition, there is a launch party held about 7:00 p.m. where each team leader draws a genre out of a hat. Then all teams receive the same character/s, line of dialogue and prop that must be used in the film. Immediately following the launch, the team’s writer/s write a short script to be filmed by the team. Film may not be longer than 7 minutes. Teams must turn in their completed films by Sunday at 7:30 p.m. It’s a dash to write, cast, rehearse, shoot and edit a film and submit it by the deadline.

48hrSarah Olscamp, producer for Team We Have This asked me to write a script for the team’s production. At the launch party in Washington, D.C., Sarah drew Horror as the team’s genre. She called me in Jacksonville, FL, and gave me the genre, character/s, line of dialogue and prop. I wrote a five page script in about 90 minutes and sent it to the team. By that time the team had assembled its cast and rehearsed the script. On Saturday, the team shot all the footage needed to tell the horror story called Finding Claire and editing occurred on Sunday. Team leader, Sarah Olscamp said they turned in the film an hour and a half before the deadline. Many times it’s a race to the deadline by teams so submission with so much time left is admirable.

You can watch Finding Claire below:


Finding Claire from Jeremy Norris on Vimeo.

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