FILMPROV is what happens when you take local, independent short films and ask experienced improv performers to create on-the-spot “DVD Bonus Features” like alternate endings, never-before-seen scenes and more!
The company has partnered with Project Twenty1, a non-profit Philadelphia indie film incubator, to identify the short films that will screen during the Saturday performance. ”So far, Philadelphia has lived up to its name,” says Pamela Nash, the show’s creator. ”I’ve had some great contacts with the venue and Project Twenty1′s involvement really makes this a local show. Instead of bringing films from DC, we will screen three films by Philadelphia filmmakers.”
Nash says that the goal of bringing FILMPROV to Philadelphia is to provide a new outlet for improvisers, and encourage collaboration between independent theater and film, “Too many times, there are these great short films, and they’re sent out to festivals but not screened locally,” says Nash.
See FILMPROV Philly Style:
The Maas Building
1325 Randolph St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
$7.50, all seats general admission
link to tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9426275
ABOUT PROJECT TWENTY1
Project Twenty1 is a Pennsylvania non-profit dedicated to inspiring, connecting, exhibiting, and promoting artists of all disciplines through film and animation. They run the 21-Day Filmmaking Competition, Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, and educational programs in Philadelphia and Norristown Arts Hill. They depend on annual Memberships and tax-deductible donations in order to continue and expand their Screening Partner Program, which helps hundreds of filmmakers and animators receive international screenings every year. www.ProjectTwenty1.com
FILMPROV began in 2008 to showcase live improv comedy together with locally-made short films. Most recently, FILMPROV was featured as the opening act for Pick Up a Stand Up in Vienna, VA — a speed dating program for stand up comedians who speed date their audience between sets.
ABOUT 4&9 PRODUCTIONS
4&9 is an independent film and theater company where all forms improvisation — comedy, drama, music, film — combine to create exciting collaborative improvised theater. Drawing inspiration from improv performance techniques and classic drama structures, 4&9 is an ongoing artistic experiment.