Kristin Nolan is the Denver Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project. What is the 48 Hour Film Project? Teams compete to write, shoot, edit, and score an entire film in 48 hours. The twist? Each team randomly draws a genre out of a hat, and each team has to use three common elements in their films in some form or fashion. The elements this year:
Character: Anthony or Anya Sakewski, writer
Prop: a map
Line of dialog: “I don’t know why I’m here. (or “I do not know why I’m here.”)
As a former participant of the 48 Hour Film Project, I was keen to talk with Kristin about what happens behind the scenes and how the event started, as well as how it comes together each year. Kristin provides tremendous insight into the project, and also touches on her many other projects across Denver including the Starz Denver Film Festival, Film on the Rocks, One Day in Denver (a part of the larger One Day on Earth project), and many more of fun things you like to do in this city.
So how did she come to be the ringmaster of all these cool projects? It started with her as a 7 year-old organizing her own birthday parties, continued as she moved to Denver with 20 of her lifelong friends, and blossomed into organizing things like the Denver Buskerfest before she eventually found herself at the center of the controlled chaos of what she does now. Join us for a wildly entertaining chat, and then be sure to head over to the 48 Hour Film Project screening Sunday, August 10th, at the Oriental Theater: 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212. Tickets can be purchased here.