With less than two days before the Toronto Urban Film Festival entry deadline, Jerome Skeete gathered his sister, her boyfriend, an old bike, and went off to make a movie. The result? Beater, a silent, one-minute film selected as a film festival finalist.
Jordan Di Lella took one day of pre-production, one day of shooting and several days of editing to make a one-minute silent film. In 2010, Di Lella and his partner Chris Noble entered the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) for the first time. “We thought our film had a certain level of professionalism and quality to it,” he said. “It doesn’t mean the panel is thinking anywhere near that expectation.”