How much time does 24 hours feel like to produce a 4-minute film?
Catherine: Not enough time.
Gracie: At the moment we turned it in, I felt like we’d started maybe an hour before. It was over so quickly.
Did you sleep at all?
Catherine: We managed to squeeze in a three-hour nap in the wee hours of the morn.
How do you know each other or did the contest bring you together?
Catherine: We’ve been friends since kindergarten and we have the same taste in movies. We’re both interested in going into the film industry, so we thought we’d give it a go.
Gracie, did your dad, Tony Corapi, who did lighting work on Fargo and The Shawshank Redemption and does local videography, try to take over?
Gracie: No, he kind of had to sit on his hands and watch me butcher the sound and camera work. He did help us by finding a computer cord and eating the snacks set out for the crew.
What inspired your film idea?
Gracie: The movie is actually about people trying to make a movie. We sort of mirrored the “who-cares-we’re-going-to-fail-let’s-go-for-it-anyway” mentality that we took while making it.
Who wrote it and how long did that part take?
Gracie: We both wrote it together, but I typed it, so I like to claim credit. It took maybe the first two hours of the night.
Did you get any “offers” at the awards ceremony?
Catherine: We actually had to leave the ceremony early because it was a school night and we had homework, so we didn’t get to talk to anyone.
What’s your favorite four minutes of someone else’s movie?
Catherine: I like the last couple minutes of Inception.
Gracie: I love the final moments of The Breakfast Club, but take any random four minutes from a Lord of the Rings movie and I’m there!