Real to Reel is a collaboration between filmmakers and storytellers. Filmmaking teams have only 5 days to write, shoot, edit—and screen a film based on stories from ten local storytellers. The kicker: none of the teams had heard the stories before they were presented. Decided by you…the winning team walks away with a $2,000 cash prize!!
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TEAM HAPPY HOUR
October 25th / 6:30 PM / Story District HQ / 3329 Georgia Ave, NW
Happy Hour on October 25 at Story District HQ. It’s a great opportunity for us to explain in more detail and answer questions, as well as for you to meet storytellers and other filmmakers and share tips. If all goes well, we’ll get some actors and composers in the mix, too, so you can plan ahead. To RSVP, Click HERE.
STORYTELLERS: Present Their Stories
November 3rd / Miracle Theater / 535 8th Street, SE
Check out just a few of our AMAZING storytellers:
Chancellor Gaffney is a man who takes his carb days very seriously. He believes laughter is the best medicine, but he isn’t a doctor. He won Male Best Personality of his 8th grade class. He’s also a fan of subject verb agreement.
Monique Diop is from the East Coast of the United States, Born in Newark NJ and raised there as well as in Western Pennsylvania. Monique is a professional contractor for the US Federal Government and a community activist who is in her second term as a Ward 8 Commissioner who serves the Bellevue Community. Her main focus is bettering education and recreation for all Ward 8 residents. In her spare time Monique loves telling stories to unsuspecting strangers, teaching seniors PC basics ,and moving the crowd of the LGBTQ Community on the Ask Rayceen Show.
Meredith Whipple’s life includes storytelling, playing in a steel band, and fighting for open and accessible technology for all.
Andrea Jones is a freelance museum education consultant specializing in creating role-playing experiences and other wondrous ways to learn. She likes to make things out of wood, listen to podcasts, and watch Netflix shows featuring a strong female lead. She has performed mildly inappropriate stories around the DC area, including the Capital Fringe Festival, Story District’s “Out/Spoken,” and the Perfect Liar’s Club.
Other storytellers include:
FILMMAKERS: Screen the Films
November 10th / Miracle Theater / 535 8th Street, SE
MIRACLE THEATER / 535 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC
METRO / The theater is located 1.5 blocks from Eastern Market Metro. This area is also served by Metro and Circulator buses at stops within blocks of the theater.
ACCESSIBILITY / Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms / The Miracle is equipped with one wheelchair accessible restroom near the entrance on the building’s main floor and one backstage. Seat Accessibility / There are designated wheelchair and companion seats in the front section of main floor seating. Services for Patrons with Disabilities / Theatre representatives are available to meet patrons with disabilities in the lobby of the building to escort them to designated wheelchair accessible areas as needed. Hearing and Vision Assistive Devices / The Miracle is equipped with devices for assistive listening, audio description and closed captioning. Inquire at the Box Office to receive a device to better assist you with your movie-going experience. Policy on Guide Dogs and Service Animals / Although animals are not permitted in the theatre, an exception is made for guide dogs and service animals.
Want to see your story made into a short film? Pitch us your story or idea. Keep in mind that not all stories can be turned into film easily. The best candidates will have a lot of action, a setting that can be filmed, characters that can be cast, drama, tension, and a strong narrative arc. If most of the story happens through your internal thoughts, it will be hard to film. If it takes place on a roller coaster, it will be hard to film. Get it? And you may pitch a story you’ve performed before.
APPLICATION TO PITCH YOUR STORY
- All film teams must apply to participate. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Ten (10) teams will be selected to compete. Teams will be selected by October 14, 2017.
- All applications must include 3 samples of previous work in the form of vimeo.com links.