Shoot for Reel, a new initiative of the Reel Shorts Film Festival, is a 2-week unpaid internship training program July 9-20 in collaboration with Grande Prairie Regional College. The interns will assist Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, Michael Bourree, and other film professionals as they shoot a short film and edit it. The film is about a routine tour on a charter bus which turns into a nightmare when a deadly biological outbreak forces the passengers into quarantine. Morals, relationships, suspicions and conspiracies arise as the passengers struggle to survive without turning on each other first.
With the experience that Scott, Scooter, and Michael have in the film industry and their track record as mentors leading the Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshops, the film should do well on the festival circuit and interns will receive much of the training they could expect to receive at film school. The interns will also form a network of potential collaborators with the other interns with whom they can make their own films in the future.
Production and Post-Production Schedule
- 9am – 5pm, Mon-Tues, Jul 9-10: overview of film industry and learning how to use the equipment
- 9am – 9pm, Wed-Thur, Jul 11-12: shooting
- Noon to midnight (or later depending on how many night shots are needed), Fri, Jul 13: shooting
- 9am – 9pm, Mon-Tues, Jul 16-17: shooting
- 9am – 5pm, Wed-Thur, Jul 18-19: editing
- 9am – 5pm, Fri, Jul 20: sound design and foley
There is no fee for interns. These are volunteer positions and there are 10 internship positions available to Peace Region residents. Applicants must be at least 16 years old.