For the second annual Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival, the folks at Hub City Writers Project invited writers from across South Carolina, including previous South Carolina Fiction Project winners, to submit their stories for consideration. Emerging and experienced filmmakers were invited to choose a story upon which to base an original short film. We’re happy to say that five of the 12 stories that were filmed are Fiction Project winners, and a sixth writer is a multiple Fiction Project winner (Deno Trakas – a five-time winner!)
The 2013 writers (*denotes Fiction Project winners):
Joseph Bodie, Audra Kerr Brown*, Lindy Keane Carter*, Melinda S. Cotton*, Elizabeth Cox, Vickie Dailey, Erin Michelle Fleming, Matthew Fogarty, Terresa Haskew, Robert Lamb, John R. Saylor*, Deno Trakas*, Susan Levi Wallach and David A. Wright*
Even if you can’t make it to the festival on March 23 (which is nearly sold out), you can attend the free reception the night before and hear the writers read parts of the stories that inspired the films. The reception takes place March 22 at 7 p.m. at The Showroom at Hub-Bub. The film festival takes place March 23 from 3 – 10 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Film festival tickets are $15.
Also on the festival website, you can read short bios of the writers and filmmakers and find out what some of them say about the experience, including this thought from Terresa Haskew, author of “Living the Dream.”
I have to admit I was feeling some anxiety over my role in the film. I fretted that I would have to DO something…be involved…have to add this to my already full agenda. What did I know about filmmaking? Was I supposed to be there, to guide the process? What would this do to my already limited writing time?
About the Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival
First held in 2012, the Expecting Goodness Film Festival is a writer’s film festival. Talented South Carolina writers and their stories were connected with emerging and experienced filmmakers across South Carolina to create original short films. This one-of-a-kind project brings literature and film together in a way that showcases emerging South Carolina writers and filmmakers, engages and educates the community on numerous aspects of the industry and generates enthusiasm for film.