Bogwood Films is very happy to announce that JANE BACKER — our entry to The 48 Hour Film Project was selected as one of the Best Films of Albuquerque 2010. The awards ceremony and screening is on Saturday, no rx August 7th at 7pm at the KiMo Theater in Albuquerque. Thanks to our exceptional cast and crew for their hard work and talent in making this happen.


At the awards ceremony last night, here JANE BACKER won “Best Sound Design” and “Best Editing.” Kudos to Chris Hatcher, who did location sound and contributed two music tracks to the film.

Our whirlwind 48 hour filmmaking weekend resulted in the creation of “Jane Backer,” a comic parody of the TV show, “24,” set in a dental practice. With Film de Femme as our genre, we set forth to create a powerful female lead in Jane. When subversive forces threaten a dental practice, a visiting Nigerian Ambassador takes ill, and an uncooperative patient puts everyone at risk, Jane steps in and saves the day. High drama meets high comedy in our funny, fast-action spoof.

Jessi Badami is Jane Backer, William Sterchi is Dr. Kaplinsky, Fran Martone is Dental Practice Administrator Kate Redding, Nicole Casanova is rogue hygienist Nina Frost, Nathaniel Augustson is Data Entry Assistant Joey Sullivan, and Tom Conklin is Jane’s reluctant accomplice, the helpful gardener, Jay Michaels.

2010 48 Hour Film Fest, Albuquerque required elements:

  • Prop – a bag
  • Character – Jay or Julie Michaels, Gardener
  • Line of Dialogue – “It works for me.”
  • Genre drawn – Film de Femme

Bogwood successfully completed our entry to the 48 Hour Film Project — with 20 minutes to spare. Here’s how the 48 hours broke down:

Friday Night/Early Saturday

  • 7:00 PM – received genre, prop, character, and line of dialogue
  • 7:00 PM-8:00 PM – brainstormed 10 ideas
  • 8:25 PM – settled on an idea
  • 8:30-10:30 PM- acquired props, called cast, crew, and locations
  • 9:30 PM – outlined story
  • 12:30 PM – shooting script complete
  • 3:15 AM – asleep


  • 4:30 AM – wake up; gather props and gear
  • 4:45 AM – Lead actress Jessi gets her hair done
  • 6:00 AM – call time at our first location
  • 9:00 AM – call time at our second location
  • 6:30 PM – wrap shooting
  • 7:00-9:15 PM – transcoded footage
  • 9:15-Midnight – picked takes; organized footage


  • 5:00 AM – begin edit
  • Noon – rough cut complete
  • 4:00 PM – audio synching complete
  • 5:00 PM – color complete
  • 5:45 PM – audio mix complete
  • 6:15 PM – titles complete
  • 6:55 PM – rendering and two data DVDs burned
  • 7:20 PM – film handed in to 48 Hour Film Project Staff

Some interesting stats about our production:

  • Shooting script: 11 pages, 70+ shots
  • Film run time: 5 minutes, 6 seconds – including titles
  • Locations: 2
  • Actors with speaking roles: 10
  • Background actors: 3
  • Crew: 9
  • First time crew: 5
  • Injuries on set: 1 (lead actress Jessi got rug burns on her elbows)