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