The audience favorite is more of the same whip smart production we’ve come to expect from T.C. DeWitt and co.
With the tongue-in-cheek tagline “You can screen write… or you can screen righter,” Screen: Righter knows exactly what audiences want — even if that runs contrary to everything audiences want. One of the contest favorites at the Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project which screened entries last week, the T.C. DeWitt-directed action farce pits DeWitt’s starry-eyed screenwriter against David Geisler’s overbearing producer. As a Jon Peters-like big shot, Geisler loves everything about the story treatment pitched to him, albeit with a few minor adjustments.
From perverting boilerplate romance (Candace Lauren Ostler, Anieya Walker) into a bloody showdown to turning one of its leads into a homicidal former circus clown (which, believe it or not, satisfies one of this year’s criteria), Screen: Righter matches the often ridiculous requirements of the 48 Hour Film Project with real-time edits and a sandboxy, animated style. It’s the kind of whip smart production we’ve come to expect from the likes of DeWitt and his team members.
Group A favorite Wading had yet to be posted at the time of publication, but a “Best Of” screening will take place on Thurs, Jul 14 at Milwaukee’s Downer Theatre. You can watch Screen: Righter in its entirety below: