Beaufort filmmakers Rob Lewis and Brandon Sligh won three awards for their work with the Savannah 48-Hour Film Project, which drew 21 teams from across the region.
The duo’s four-minute film, Rachael’s Play Date, won for best editing, best choreography and best use of a prop. It starred Beaufort’s Robert McFee, Jake Krielkamp, Gail Westerfield and 10-year-old Campbell Dukes, daughter of Laura and Marvin Dukes. At least 21 teams participated in the filmmaking portion of the event, which occurred last month. Films produced during the contest were screened Sept. 7 and 8.
Participants had 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film. Categories and production requirements are given just 48 hours before the competition deadline. Lewis and Sligh were asked to develop their film with a “fantasy” theme and were required to use a broom, the line “What do you want to do?” and the character John Simon.
Both Lewis and Sligh are video production specialists. Lewis is with The County Channel, and Sligh is with the city of Hardeeville. They were the only Beaufort filmmakers who entered the annual competition.
The 48-Hour Film Project is an international event that stops in cities across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
The movie can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/49135808.