BRENNAN! A New A Musical, But Actually A Short Film was made for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. .
The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge gives filmmakers—with and without disabilities—the opportunity to collaborate to tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms.
The film challenge is a weekend-long filmmaking contest, open to all, that provides a platform for new voices in the entertainment industry. Each year, aspiring storytellers are prompted to creatively write, produce and complete a short film. Challenge winners receive invaluable access to entertainment professionals, opening the door to an industry notoriously difficult to enter.
Actor Nic Novicki launched the Disability Film Challenge in 2014 in response to seeing disabilities underrepresented both in front of and behind the camera. As someone with a disability, Nic created the challenge to give aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work and provide them with meaningful exposure.
In 2017, Nic and Easterseals Southern California joined forces to expand the challenge, now known as the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. As the leading nonprofit supporting people with disabilities, Easterseals brings additional attention to the challenge, using its numerous communications channels to encourage participation.
The 2021 parameters!
1. 2021 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge: Home Edition 2.0 Assignment: Mockumentary or documentary style short film.
2. Assignment Theme:
A tribute: This theme celebrates and pays tribute to a subject. Is there something special about your subject? This theme can highlight both the big and small moments.
A discovery or never before seen reveal of a subject or situation: Did you find something new about yourself, someone else, humanity or a subject that has never been documented? Why do you feel the need to tell this story now?
3. Required Props: a hat, a photograph, a calendar or a clock, a cell phone. Each film must feature one of these props so that we know the film was made during our challenge dates.
4. Duration: All films must be between 1-5 minutes in length, not including the credits. If the addition of the credits puts the film over 5 minutes, that is acceptable, however films cannot exceed 6 minutes.
Verbege taken directly from Easterseals Disability Film Challenge 2021.
BRENNAN! A New A Musical, But Actually A Short Film was conceived, written, filmed,recorded, edited and submitted in 5 DAYS!
SPONSORS OF THE 2021 EASTERSEALS DISABILITY FILM CHALLENGE: