24th May 2018
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Maddrim 24-hour film on show tonight

Youth based media company Maddrim Media is hoping to show a film made in 24-hours at Mareel tonight as part of the Screenplay 2014 festival.

Audience members who had come to see Gruff Rhys’s American Interior were challenged before the showing at 6pm last night to provide Madrim Media with a setting, a line and a prop, all of which are to be included in the film, conceived, written, filmed, edited and marketed entirely within 24 hours!

If you want to see the result, says Madrim, the film will be screened at 6pm at this year’s
Home Made in Shetland.

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The Maddrim crew discuss the script for this year’s film.

Marjolein Robertson of Maddrim Media said: “Proving that our film has been created entirely spontaneously, we challenged the audience who witnessed the project’s launch to provide us with a setting: a swimming pool, a prop: a cactus, and a line: ‘I aint got time to bleed’.”

Last year’s film was based around King Harald Street Play Park, a beer bottle and the line “One small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.”

These three suggestions inspired the short film Small Steps that was played last year at Screenplay before a screening of the Exorcist.

To add to the excitement, Maddrim was this morning joined by their friends from SKAMM (Scottish Kids Are Making Movies) who earlier this year took part in an exchange in Edinburgh with Maddrim.

“This new bond of friendship and professional like film making will be tested under the stresses of the 24 hour film challenge. There are eight SKAMM members currently running around Shetland, filmingwith us,” added Marjolein.

“This year takes on a darker turn as cactuses as an inspiration prove for pain both physically and emotionally with no comfort from the soothing aloe vera insides. Can we do this? Can we complete this film in 24 hours? We don’t know, we’ve given ourselves further locations, more twists and some may say too many puns to fill a swimming pool.”

 

About Peter Johnson

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