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A Rare Non-D Post… Tour of the Neighbors.

Hopefully, I haven’t violated some intellectual property rights in naming that title.

Back in June, my friend and neighbor Brian Reynolds asked me to be part of a short film for the Baltimore version of the 48 Hour Film Project. It was the kind of thing where you hated going through the process, but at the end, all you can remember are the good and fun things.

For the 48 Hour Film Project, film makers are given a few guidelines and required elements, and 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and basically produce a film.

This year, the required elements for each film were:

Character: Abe or Abby Tuesday, Tour Guide

Prop: A Cupcake (hey– it’s D-related after all!)

Line: “I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine.”

All of these things have to be in the film somewhere. In this film, it’s hard to miss them.

The film also features our home (which is not at 90 Honey Pot Circle… don’t look for it on Google Maps), and it features The Live-In Niece as newlywed and new homeowner Janet Fredericks. I’m Tourist #6 (“Is she pregnant or not?”, “Try Oysters” and “We’re not gonna eat here?”).

Once the films were complete, a screening was held at a local movie house downtown, where groups of the films were shown one after another. It was a hoot being in the room with such creative souls and listening to all of the fun stories about the different shoots. And the belly laughs of all of the participants when they saw the finished product of their hard work on the big screen. My reaction: Man, I look a lot like my father now.

Now that I’ve given nearly the whole thing away, here it is… Tour of the Neighbors, a film by Brian Reynolds. Enjoy!

Happy Friday!

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