1) This was around April 20. You could start your film at any point in May, as long as your two weeks finished by the end of May. This gave people up to three weeks of pre-production. Or, if you're me, time to find a story and write it.2) Final cut got switched to fine cut. As I pointed out, color correction and sound mixing can make a film substantially more watchable without really affecting content, so we might as well allow for that.3) The final film had to be at least 60 minutes long, which is the minimum length for a feature. If that meant a 15-minute shot of a tree, so be it.4) There was no competition. It was more a friendly, 'I'll do this if you do it too' sort of thing.In the end, three of us decided to do this. Reid, myself, and Mike Peter Reed, a filmmaker in the UK whose film Crooked Features I once reviewed. None of us had a script or a treatment or anything beyond a few random ideas floating around our heads, but filmmakers always have that. And with less than a month to prep, there wasn't much time to find funding. This was going to be no-budget filmmaking in the purest form.Up next: Anyone got an idea for a film?
"A sinister cabal of superior writers."