48 Hours to Victory: Team UNCA Wins Best Picture in 48 Hour Film Project

They’ve done it again.

For the third time, UNC Asheville’s team of faculty, students, alumni and friends has claimed Best Picture in Asheville’s annual 48 Hour Film Project. This year’s flick, which was written, produced, filmed and edited all in the span of—you guessed it—48 hours, also brought home Best Sound Design, Best Ensemble Acting, an Audience Choice Award and Best Directing for UNC Asheville Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication Anne Slatton.

Formed by Slatton in 2007, Team UNCA is now well versed in the challenge of creating a completely original film in just one weekend. On Friday the team received a set of required elements, along with a genre they must use in their film. Team UNCA received a choice between two genres: a war film, or slapstick. Both genres present unique challenges. So the team decided to do both.

“Slapstick and war I feel are both two very difficult genres to do well,” said Bjorn Goller-Hagood, a drama student who worked as one of the actors on the project. Team UNCA created a film in which a 48 Hour Film Project team goes to war—a very slapstick war—over whether they should create a war film, or a slapstick film.

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Originally published Aug 15th, 2017.

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