A Pre-Matrimonial Conversation (Film)

 Short Film

Park_BenchProduced By:  Digital Film Library and RHS Filmlot

Description:  Two couples meet on a park bench and test the romantic waters by exchanging one word dialogue.

This film is a screen version of Pre-Matrimonial Conversation in a Sylvan Wood on a Warm, Sunny Romantic Afternoon.

 

Why It Was Produced: Fellow theatre graduate and college roommate, Mark Hubbard, directed one of the first performances of my short play, A Pre-Matrimonial Conversation in a Sylvan Wood on a Warm, Sunny Romantic Afternoon while we were students at Concordia College. He then went on to teach theatre and film at Rosemount High School, using the short play as an acting exercise for his students. He decided to turn the play into a short film project. His students worked both in front and behind the camera. They dealt with all the problems that can happen during a shoot – including ending up under the flight path from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport!

The resulting film was screened at a couple high school film festivals, including one festival at the Pepsi IMAX Theater at the Minnesota Zoo. For his screenplay adaptation, Mark filmed the play twice with two different casts, so his student actors could explore acting the same dialogue in different ways. The film is a lot of fun.

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