#cake is the result of the #makescript project, a twitter campaign where I asked audiences for ideas and inspiration to make a film. I wanted to explore how to involve audiences at the beginning of the creative process.
As a filmmaker and storyteller I fancied the idea of creating relevant meaningful content in 140 seconds. #cake was developed on twitter with the constrain of 140 characters, I wanted to bring this constrain to the production of the video.
Producer-Director: Jose Muniain. Actor Mark Thompson. Writen by Karina Cochran. Camera, DP Rafael Abreu-Canedo. Music La la La Ressonance. Sound Mix Gil Teixeira. Sound Austin Barbian. PA Galip Ridvan. PA Courtney Glass Thanks to the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing
Friday Feb 12 At 10 am the call opens: Tweet the synopsis or seedling of your short film idea in 140 characters or less. The film must be a contemporary story with 2-3 characters. This call will end at 6pm Saturday February 13.
Three story semifinalists will be announced at 10am on Tuesday, February 16, and the Twitter call for Phase Two will begin:
Each morning for a week we will provide a prompt designed to grow scenes, characters, locations, dialogue, and more, of the three semifinalist stories. This Phase 2 call is again open to everyone.
At the end of the submission period, we will choose one finalist thread to produce. The winner will participate in development of a shooting script and production of a dynamic, short-form digital film.
The film will be unveiled in a screening hosted by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council in May 2016.
Filmmaker Creative Director Make.Media
Writer Visiting Lecturer University of Pittsburgh
Artist Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Professor Entertainment Technology Center Carnegie Mellon
Artistic Director Bricolage Theater
Mixed media artist Museum and Community Educator