The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project BTS Story (in Pictures)

The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Project

You can now watch The Asylum on Amazon Prime!

The Asylum Poster

We set off, on October 20th, 2016 for the 48 Hour Horror Film Project, knowing we wouldn’t be getting much sleep- and not knowing much else. What we came up with turned out to be some of our favorite work yet, feeling we’ve settled into horror and can really see our maturity in filmmaking, having made such a complete and compelling story come to life in just 48 hours.

Here’s what we documented until we got too tired and focused to remember to take pictures:

(All BTS photos on set are by Bet Doss Photography)

We started at the kick-off event where we anxiously awaited our turn to pull which horror genre we would be creating out of a hat.

48 Hour Horror Film Project Genre Pulling

Once the genres were announced (we got “Ghost or Asylum/Insane”), we also got our required prop “clothing pin”, character “Hannah Bridgeport- Nurse” and line “That’s too spicy for me”.

48 Hour Horror Film Project

Then we were off! We discussed production details and started brainstorming over dinner, using a short story I had started writing as a base. The short story was only a few paragraphs about a girl with an imaginary friend…

Writing The Asylum 48 Hour Film Project

The script was written, half the shots were listed and we forced ourselves to bed at 3 a.m. without further planning, to show up on set at 9 a.m. the next morning.

The following day, we met outside our beautiful location and planned how the day would look.

The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project BTS

Then unloaded the gear.

The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

 When we got inside, we had an all cast and crew meeting,

The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

…then started getting glory shots of our character, Verna, making PB and J’s…

The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

 while Destiny got into her character, Rose’s, makeup.  The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

Destiny joined us downstairs, to shoot the opening scene of Rose and her mom having lunch…sort of. The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

While all this commotion was going on, both of our wonderful makeup artists tag-teamed Ayla the invisible friend Alice’s makeup. The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

When we moved on to the two young actors” scene together, they had great chemistry and seemed to understand their and each others’ characters deeply, all while having a blast, goofing around on set.The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

Then our required character, Hannah Bridgeport the nurse came in, to round off the uncomfortable feeling in our story. The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

While we all took a short lunch break, Verna got suited up in some SFX makeup. The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

The shot, unfortunately, didn’t make it into the finished cut- so here’s the job in all its glory- just for you (remember our required prop?):

The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

Don’t worry, we still got that clothing pin in the movie somehow.

It was getting late in the day, but everyone got their second burst of energy, just in time for the climax…The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

We finished the shoot at 6:30pm, cleaned up the house, and ran off to post-production. The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project

Post production was exhausting. Cainan Martens and I took shifts on editing, each getting 1.5 hours of sleep at a time. Just when we got picture lock, at 8 a.m. Eric Reichel showed up to sound doctor and color correct the edit, while Madison Filan worked on some after FX.

We sent it off to Zac Greenberg for some Lynchian composition which really made the work the amazing piece it turned out to be.

The work premiered at the SIFF Uptown for the 48 Hour Horror Film Project and has shown at several festivals since.

You can now watch The Asylum on Amazon Prime!

If you’d like to further support my work, and see all the behind-the-scenes, first looks and updates, consider becoming my Patron.

Dime Store Philosophies Introduction

Patreon is an incredible platform that allows artists to share original content with their audience in a new way, and get financial support from their audiences in return. So far, my patrons have helped me rent gear and living spaces for my latest dance film, entitled Dead Oasis, as well as send The Asylum to a number of festivals. Click the link below to become a patron today and get exclusive first cuts, first drafts, big news and more.

xoxo

Katherine Grace Murphy on Patreon

 

 

One thought on “The Asylum 48 Hour Horror Film Project BTS Story (in Pictures)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.