Wonder Productions in the 2012 – Seattle 48 Hour Film Project

Donations are welcome! It costs about $800-$1000 to make a 48 hour film. Donations help make filming possible. To donate, click the button below. All donations are gratefully appreciated. You can donate any amount, large or small.  If you donate $100 or more, you will receive a producer credit on the film.  Please use the link below to donate today:

We’re making short film in the 48 Hour Film Project, and are looking for some volunteers.

This year’s 48 Hour Film Project runs from 7/13-7/15.   (See “How 48 Hour Fests Work,” below) Filming will take place in the greater Seattle area, on Saturday 7/14.  The movie will play at the SIFF Uptown Theater in Seattle, along with other films created in the fest.  Volunteers must be available ALL DAY Saturday 7/14 (from 8 a.m. till late night.) (We usually finish filming by 8 p.m. but sometimes run later)  

We are looking for:

  • Actors (look for an audition notice soon). FOUND!
  • SINGERS! Read info about audition here – still looking!
  • A boom person to record audio (FOUND!) (Welcome, Steve!)
  • A composer (will be needed on Sunday 7/15) (FOUND!) (Welcome, Lennon!)
  • Production Assistants (FOUND!)
  • A DANCE choreographer   (FOUND!
  • A props person (to build props for the movie) (FOUND!)
  • A costume person (to help with costume alterations on the set)  Found! Welcome, Thomas!
  • An effects person (aftereffects/cgi) (FOUND!
  • An audio editor (to edit and sweeten the sound)(will be needed on Sunday 7/15) Found! Welcome, Cooper

These are VOLUNTEER positions.  To volunteer, email Nilsosmar@gmail.com
You can watch our previous 48 hour films on our SHORTS PAGE (Gun Day, Mercy Hospital, Le Vegetable and No Refunds were all made in 48 hour fests)


  • We will receive our ASSIGNMENT on Friday July 13th at 7 p.m.  (Each team is assigned a genre, the name of a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, all of which have to be in the movie). (We won’t know anything about our movie till we receive our assignment. It could be a comedy, a musical, a western, a romance, a superhero movie… anything.)
  • After we receive our assignment, our screenwriter (who has already been chosen) will write a short screenplay incorporating these elements. (Writing the script is NOT a group process.)  (Most screenplays written by groups, especially on short notice, are the worst kind of garbage, and we won’t be doing it that way.)
  • The screenplay will be finished by midnight on Friday 7/13. When it’s finished it will be emailed to the actors and other participants.
  • All filming will take place on Saturday July 14th. Actors must be available ALL DAY on 7/14, from 8 a.m. till 8 or 9 p.m.
  • The movie will be on Saturday night. The editing will be completed by Sunday morning.
  • The edited movie is sent to the composer by 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, 7/15. The composer has from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. to create an original musical score for the film.
  • When the music is finished and received, we will do a final audio mix.
  • We then rush down to turn in the finished movie by 7 p.m. on Sunday.
  • The movies play at the brand-new SIFF Uptown theater in Seattle on July 17th and 18th.
  • Some movies made for 48 hour festivals go on to play in other film festivals, and most of them also end up online.
Please do not email us asking for “more information” about what our film will be about. If you’ve read the above description, you’ll know that there’s no way for us, or for any team, to know that in advance.