interpretations: rumble by ken leung

Fresh from its world premiere at the at the Asian American International Film Festival, here is actor Ken Leung's commissioned short film Rumble (his directorial debut!), produced in collaboration with You Offend Me You Offend My Family's Interpretations initiative. Take a look:

I love it. This one definitely has a more gritty, lo-fi, streets-of-New-York quality to it, in contrast to some of the other "slicker" commissioned shorts (nothing wrong with either, of course). It definitely illustrates that you don't have to have suped-up production values or special effects to tell a great three-minute story.

The parameters of the Interpretations initiative are pretty simple: create a short film, no longer than three minutes, using only the following four lines dialogue, in this exact order:
It's not something I'd do.


It's not what I expected.

You sure?
Everything else -- story, characters, visuals -- is up to you. As we've already seen, it's pretty amazing all the different kinds of visions that can emerge from the same script. The "winning" filmmakers will get a bunch of cool stuff, as well as supreme bragging rights. The deadline is September 1. Get to work.

To see the full rules and guidelines, as well as more great sample works, from the likes Kenneth Bi, Wong Fu Productions, Spencer Nakasako, Iris Yamashita and more, go to the Interpretations website here.

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