Euro Beat: New Project In Ireland Asks Filmmakers To Complete Features In 12 Hours

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Feature Films in (a little more than) 12 Hours

In Dublin, Spanish filmmaker Paco Torres (The Magic of Hope) has just wrapped a new feature film called Saol (an Irish word for "life")... in exactly fourteen hours and one minute.

Torres made the film as part of a new concept called Whisper Film Projects in which filmmakers try to wrap features in 12 hours. The film is reportedly about "anxiety, obsessions and reconstruction of a family after the loss of a family member." Using only a concept and improvisation, Torres came close to the goal, but didn't quite make it. Who's next??

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