Triple Threat Independent Film Project – Summer 2023 - Crew
TEEN CREW PROGRAM – AGES 13 TO 19
Triple Threat Academy’s Independent Film Project (3T IFP) brings Hollywood to Westport, giving a small group of participants the opportunity to experience making an independent short film. During this two-week program, students learn all aspects of filmmaking and apprentice in various roles behind the camera with a professional crew. Triple Threat's 2022 short film, "Lux Freer," is currently winning awards on the film fest circuit (including Best USA Film in NY's Cinematography Awards) and made its world premiere at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, where many Academy-Award-winning films have been discovered.
Triple Threat cast members with director Cynthia Gibb
at the world premiere of "Lux Freer" in L.A.
During the first week, crew members will learn about screenwriting and creating shot lists, scouting locations and set decorating, conceiving looks and gathering costumes and props, while also assisting with a myriad of production tasks. Crew members will also benefit from an illustrious line-up of guest speakers running workshops each day. Last year's guests included L.A. screenwriter Michael Jamin (King of the Hill, Just Shoot Me, Beavis & Butthead), producer Andrew Wilk (multi Emmy-winning executive producer—PBS's Live From Lincoln Center and Stars on Stage series, Nat Geo—and former COO of Sony Music), professional makeup artist Kathleen Fillion, and our very own Golden-Globe nominated actress Cynthia Gibb (Fame, Gypsy, Youngblood).
Poster for our 2022 award-winning film, "Lux Freer."
During the second week, we will shoot the short film, with our cast and crew members assisting our professional crew. On Friday night, we will celebrate an intense and exciting week with a cast and crew party Friday night. The final film will be screened at a local theater and on the film fest circuit!
Triple Threat Co-Directors Cynthia Gibb and Jill Mann at the Cast & Crew Screening of "Lux Freer" at Sacred Heart Community Theatre in Fairfield.
Some crew members may join pre-production meetings in July, furthering the experience and knowledge they will gain in their apprenticeship roles.
On set shooting "Lux Freer" with renowned actress Jean Louisa Kelly.
Week 1, July 31 to August 4, 10 am to 4 pm
(Details of the schedule may shift depending on pre-production needs and guest speaker availability)
Script tweaking, Shot Lists
Props & Set Decor
Hair & Makeup Seminar with Kathleen Fillion
Review wardrobe, props, schedule
Learn how to read a Call Sheet
MON to FRI, 9* to 6*, Shoot
(Most locations will be in Westport) Please keep your schedule as flexible as possible. Crew will generally be called at 8 am.
FRI Evening: Cast Party!