On a Saturday afternoon a few weeks
ago, some of you may have seen several film crews shooting in our
store. The first crew was part of the annual, nationwide "48
Hour Film Project". In
each of the cities on the 48 Hour Film Project tour, as many as
12 local filmmaking teams are given a genre, a prop, a character,
a line of dialogue, and literally 48 hours to complete a 5 - 12
minute movie from scratch.
Each team is competing for the "Best Film" for that city and
the winning film will go up against all the other "Best Films"
to earn the the title of "Best 48 Hour Film of the Year."
This project was produced and directed by Jai Mitchell
of Positive Jairations from Arlington Forest. His
team was given the task of creating a spy parody, which they titled
"Relish the Day."
Rappahannock Coffee also provided much needed coffee for Jai and
his team during this daunting weekend event. We will pass along
any future information about screenings and contest results as we
A second film crew was actually shooting the 48 Hour production
team. It is hoped to become a successful TV pilot under Project
Greenlight, documenting the grueling, yet entertaining process
undertaken by the 48 Hour Film contestants around the country.
have Christine McNeal from Douglas Park,
a loyal customer and long time friend to thank for inviting the
filmmakers to our shop for their respective movies. Chris was on
the scene to make our customers feel at ease with the ensuing chaos
that not only one, but two camera crews inevitably invoke with their
gear, props, and shear numbers in our small space. She kept our
operations running as smoothly as possible while also aiding the
production groups with her own props and other technical needs.
We thank you customers for bearing with us during the shooting
and hopefully you enjoyed it as well. The crews were very complimentary
and grateful to our customers, Brian, and our staff, Eric and Laura
for making them feel so welcomed in our coffee shop.