Choke Mate was made in (just over) 48 hours and during The Fitzroy Kickstarter campaign.
Halfway through the campaign we were concerned about making our target – to be honest it didn’t look like we would! We came up with the crazy plan to make a short film based on the world of The Fitzroy. To make it even harder we decided to give ourselves just 48 hours to do it!
We wanted to show people what we could do in two days, with no money – imagine what we could do if we had even a tiny budget!
We were also eager to give something back to our supporters so we opened the film up to them. They suggested one-line stories, the location, a key prop and eventually even the title. We ended up with:
Story: ‘As an air raid siren sounds two people play chess for the last gas mask.’
Prop: Snow globe
Title: Choke Mate
It was our challenge to make those elements into the 'Choke Mate' short film seen above.