If you are interested in joining our film crew, here’s what you need to know:
1. The race takes place on May 25, 2013 in Washington DC. Your body needs to be there. We will be making all the arrangements, you need to make the commitment. Details on this to come, but send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You are not going to be spending any of your hard earned cash to travel, eat or lodge. However, if you have any sort of gear (microphones, sound cards, headphones, cameras, lenses, anything) it would be RIGHTEOUS of you to allow usage of such items for our project.
3. We can’t make you a part of our SurviveDC crew and send you more info/updates without you reaching out! Please send us some of your filmmaking experience (however small) with a brief bit about you and why you want to help us make this movie. Send it all to email@example.com
4. Make sure you look at everything on this tiny webpage! Read what other racers have put up, check out the official site, learn more about us at Xanadu.
5. Keep in mind you are likely going to be RUNNING all night long if you join a camera squad!
Now start blowing up our inbox!
Send questions/applications/comments to surviveDCmovie@gmail.com . Please and thank you.
HELL YEAH YOU DO! We are actively seeking SurviveDC race participants to feature on screen and crew members to capture it all.
Additionally, we’d love to see a short (3 minutes or less) video about you, your team, and why we should feature you in our film. Don’t hold back! What would make yours the best team to watch?
Whether you’ve been running for years or making your SurviveDC debut, we want to follow your journey!
Are you a filmmaker or film student? Have you ever wanted to point a camera or record sound? We are also looking for crew members to join us on our shoot! Some experience necessary. Send us some of your qualifications and reasons why you’d like to join our film crew for SurviveDC!
SurviveDC will be a feature length documentary that follows a several groups of contestants as they try to navigate DC and avoid capture. The film will take place mostly on the night of the 2013 race:
We’ll be following four groups of runners of all ages, body types, personalities, and walks of life. Some will be new to the race. Some will be veterans. Some will prefer to run in packs. Some may be left to fend on their own.
We’ll also follow two groups of chasers: Highly trained and thirsty for the most blue ribbons.
We’ll follow these six groups through the night, exploring their desire to win the game, and their issues with emotional exhaustion, physical exertion and teamwork breakdown.
There is a built-in narrative to this race. The contestants view the stakes as life and death. Viewers will be enthralled, identifying with their own favorite runner or chaser and rooting for one of them to win the night.
Will the winner betray his friends for the glory? Will a frontrunner sacrifice herself to save a teammate? One of them will survive. One of them must survive. Who will it be?