Picture this: a reality show featuring four teams of filmmakers, each making an 8- to 10-minute short film on a specific theme within the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection in Vancouver, Canada. The teams arrive at the hotel empty-handed, without a single piece of equipment, and must manage a small budget provided by Marriott to rent gear, actors, and editing equipment to complete their task within 48 hours. Each team will each be given a designated area of the hotel to film their movie, which will be centered around a given theme.
Once the short films are completed, three industry judges will evaluate the films and choose an overall winner, to be announced at an awards ceremony literally hours later: 8pm on March 17th at the DOUGLAS.
The winning team will receive an Independent Filmmakers’ Production Package of gear, including a camera, lens, and tripod, an audio recording package, and a lighting kit, as well as distribution of their short on the hotel’s independent film channel and Marriott’s Convention and Resort Network Show page.
Each five-person team must designate a specific role for each member, and each role comes with responsibilities that only that member is allowed to perform.
Director: Casting, directing, maintaining a shot list
Director of Photography: Renting gear, setting up shots and lighting, running the crew, maintaining a shot list
Producer: Budgeting, casting, communicating with the Executive Producer
Writer: Writing the dialogue
Editor: Managing and editing the footage
Stylish and modern, the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection hotel, masterfully reconnects people and place, seamlessly introducing nature into an elegant, urban environment. Enjoy a curated collection of social spaces, including an exquisitely furnished lobby lounge leading to an elevated sixth floor park. the DOUGLAS promotes growth of the body and mind with every interaction adding a beneficial layer to guests’ lives – much like the rings of the DOUGLAS fir for which the property is named.
AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTELS & INDY FILM
There is an inherent synergy between independent film and Autograph Collection Hotels – Indie filmmakers and screenwriters tell stories that inspire, provoke, and connect us; while immersive storytelling is part of our DNA, enabling travelers to connect to their destination in a memorable way.
Autograph Collection is thrilled to support this dynamic and important industry with partners who champion individuality and diversity, and empower storytellers to do the same.