Ready. Set. Film! Or What Antonio Hardy Did With His 24 Hours Off
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
It was a beautiful weekend in May and L.A. Miller Antonio Hardy
found himself with some time off. But instead of sleeping in or
settling for the usual beer and BBQ, he hatched a plan: assemble a
crew of ten and embark on a mission - a 24 film race.
The challenge: Make a short film which is four minutes or less,
shows someone listening to music and the written word or number "1"
and is conceived, shot, edited, and delivered within 24
On June 28th the Arclight screened the top 24 L.A. films out of
740 team submissions which included Antonio's short "Bad Luck
Brian." Next round will send five of the 24 to compete in NY, the
winner to receive $10K. Will it be Antonio's team? Stay tuned and
Check out the finished film and get the full scoop on the
contest from the talented Antonio:
"This is my second 24 hour film fest. As an actor in a short last
year, I learned many valuable lessons about time management so this
year I decided to up the stakes by producing, co-writing and acting
all at once!
We got the criteria at 7:00PM and spent the first three hours
working with the writers. Once we got an outline, we passed it on
to our production team who started on the storyboards. I got less
than 6 hours of sleep that weekend but wouldn't trade it for
Looking back, I was honestly not sure I could pull off but am so
happy we did. Moving to L.A. and working at The Mill has opened me
to incredible opportunities not the least of which is a valuable
lesson: if you want to create something, you should make the time
and put your fears behind!"
Regardless of the outcome of this competition, one thing is for
sure - Antonio is already looking forward to the next