Las Vegas filmmakers set to make 7 motion pictures in 7 days in Fortunate 7s Movie Problem

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Fortunate Sevens Movie Problem may quickly push seven Las Vegas filmmakers to the restrict of their creativity.

Deborah Richards, one of many challengers, has been making movies in Las Vegas for many years together with “Darkish Lights,” a brief at the moment making profitable rounds on the pageant circuit, and “Boy Meets Woman,” one other quick that took dwelling 4 Emmy Awards.

“I’ve a really excessive customary for myself,” Richards mentioned.

Like many filmmakers, the coronavirus pandemic quickly halted Richards’ productions even along with her indie guerrilla model of filmmaking being extra suited to safer filming than bigger operations.

“I really feel like everybody cut up into two teams,” she mentioned. “Those who sort of did all the pieces on the honey-do listing after which those that simply sort of like acquired into mattress and stayed there for a few months. I used to be a kind of.”

Richards continued filming because the pandemic drew on, and she’s going to quickly sort out one of many largest challenges of her lengthy and storied profession.

The Fortunate Sevens Movie Problem, co-created by Ben Stobber, challenges seven filmmakers to create feature-length movies in seven days, with seven crew members, and a funds of simply seven thousand {dollars}.

“Nearly just like the 48-hour movie initiatives,” Stobber mentioned.

Stobber mentioned the concept for the problem got here to his crew as a approach to bind an business torn by the coronavirus pandemic again collectively by creating alternatives and jobs for out-of-work artists.

As soon as full, Stobber plans to display screen the movies at Galaxy Theaters.

“It is such an expertise for any filmmaker, for actors, for artists, to see their work and simply be capable to really feel like they’re, for even a short period of time, to really feel like a star,” he mentioned.

Richards mentioned she is as much as the problem of making her first feature-length movie, one she has referred to as “Transfer Me No Mountain,” even when among the parameters appear inconceivable to fulfill at first look.

“The time is terrifying,” she mentioned. “I do not fairly know if I can do it in seven days, however that is why they name it a problem, proper?”

Different filmmakers embrace Joe Lujan, Dale Neven, Mike Conway, Tamia Dow, Drew Marvick, and Brenda Daly.

Stobber mentioned he’s nonetheless recruiting actors to be concerned within the productions, and the crew is elevating fund in an Indiegogo marketing campaign to make the manufacturing work.

As of Monday morning, the marketing campaign has raised greater than $30,000 of the $49,000 objective.

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