SEGFAULT. DISCOVERY FILMMAKING.
NO SCRIPT. 24 HOURS.
We made a movie in a day: We traveled 467 miles, to 20 locations, with 18 actors, in less than 24 hours. The lead actress wasn’t given a script, a story line, or even her character name. She ‘woke up’ in a hotel room with no memory, and her only goal was to figure out who she was. We rehearsed with 17 of the actors for 3 days leading up to the shoot day. The other actors couldn’t have a script either, we would never know what Shannon would say or how she would react. The other actors could only work off of goals and motivations.
We blindfolded Shannon Lucio for wardrobe, she wasn’t allowed to see her hair and makeup. And we dropped her in a city she doesn’t know, Dallas, and she had to ‘choose her own adventure’. There were no second takes, no rehearsals for Shannon. Everything that she experiences, everything that she sees, and every decision that she makes is the first time it is ever happening. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but its the most amazing thing to watch. She truly had no idea what was going to happen to her.
Story: Without any memory of who she is or her past, Blair (Shannon Lucio) wakes up in a hotel room with a dead body. After receiving a mysterious phone call, she flees in search of answers and is immediately pursued by a corrupt organization that is determined to keep the truth of her identity concealed. With the help of Victoria (Cassie Shea Watson) and Frank (Stephen Brodie), Blair is confronted with a sequence of startling discoveries that exposes a reality she never could’ve imagined.