In 2008 I went back for more of the same craziness. I assembled an entirely new cast and crew. Actually I had decided that wearing four hats for my first short film was too much. This time I brought in a producer. This wasn’t just any producer. I had worked with Justin Johnson on his first feature horror film. I was the script supervisor and I provided the craft service. That experience was educational, fun, and scary. But that’s another blog post.
Justin’s film had just finished production on the Sunday of the same week the 48 Hour Film Project started. Somehow Justin’s and my raving about the upcoming 48 Hour project got many of the cast and cast excited and they signed on. I was l-u-c-k-y. We had just wrapped on 5 weeks of filming and I thought they were insane for agreeing to it but they said they liked working with Justin and me. I think it was the cooking I did for them each filming day. Either way, I was thrilled. This would be my very first time being the director.