Reposted from the article “The Doughnut Dance, A Behind The Scenes Take” Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Magnanimous Media had the opportunity to donate equipment and shoot behind the scenes for the 2014 ”Pens to Lens” screenwriting project. The Pens To Lens competition began in February 2013, with the goal of creating an outlet for K-12 students to participate in the local film community by submitting original screenplays to be developed into short films. During the first year, they received over 100 original screenplay submissions from students ranging from ages 5-18. The Champaign Movie Makers (CMM) produced nine original films from the submissions and the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization created movie posters as well. CMM has inspired young writers and made their stories come alive. (who wouldn’t love that!). All of the submissions have been entered and the judges picked a winner! A red carpet gala followed, whereby screenwriters, their families and the crew were able to see the final project on the big screen.
Magnanimous Media assisted a film and media production company in Champaign, IL, Shatterglass Studios, with all of the equipment necessary to make the production possible. Magnanimous Media shot a behind the scenes mini documentary filming the production of “The Doughnut Dance”.
“The Doughnut Dance” is a short film about the battle over the last doughnut, in a small local cafe in Chicago.
The Director, Jason Knade and Director of Photography, Ben McBurnett truly captured the fun and excitement of an old fashion food fight with a splash of “Saving Private Ryan” cinematography. The actors ranged from students to local celebrities such as Tim Hopper who is known for Vanilla Sky (2001) and School of Rock (2003). The cast also included: Model, Alexandra Pinheiro and Actor, Flavia Borges. With an experienced crew, great cast, and an amazing screenplay from Jessie Denning and the right equipment the production was a success!
For more specifics regarding the gear used for this short, Please contact Sarah@magnanimous.biz.
Click here to view the full cast list!