72-Hour Filmmaker’s Scramble


Each year, BendFilm + ScaleHouse partner to host the 72-hour Filmmaker’s Scramble. Save the date for July 26, 2018, when participating teams will receive a no-budget filmmaking workshop and then made a film in just three days based on the chosen theme.  2017’s theme was “The Other Side!”

All were juried by professional filmmakers, BendFilm programmers, and ScaleHouse Board and Staffers. Participating films screened publicly on August 7, 2017, at an outdoor Mini-Festival at the Workhouse. The Jury Award Winner, “Sticker Shock” by Popmotion Pictures will screen during the annual BendFilm Fall Festival and the Audience voted on their favorite, “Wink,” by Future Filmworks. Here is “Wink:”

A quirky short film about a single mom, Kayla and her son, Sammy. Kayla is trying to find love online. And it isn’t going so well. Her companion animal, who is a silkie chicken named “Fluffy” helps keep her tourettes manageable. Watch and find out why DID the chicken cross the road.

All components of the film were created solely for the scramble and during the 72 hour period.

Writer and Producer : Donna Burklo
Director/Cinematographer/editor : Brent Barnett
Creative Director/Project Manager/Chicken Herder – Jasmine Barnett
Cinematographer/Grip : Gary Calicott

Cast: Kayla – Mary Hildebrant, Voice of Sammy – River Donnally, Alan – Matt Jackson, Henry – Brent Barnett, Scott – Steve Miller, Scott’s Son – Riley Barnett, Server – Jasmine Barnett, Fluffy 1 – Blanco, Fluffy 2 – Disco

No host beer and drinks provided by Crux Fermentation Project and Crafted Life Distilleries.