Rochester LoFilm is an informal guerilla filmmaking group that conceives and
shoots films in a single day. This concept was introduced to Rochester by
David Danesh when he returned to his
hometown from Los Angeles. A number of short films produced by the group have screened
at the Emerging Filmmakers Series at the Little Theatre (*).
Interview Fundamentals for the New Global Economy (2006)*
Reading Marcus (2005)*
Open Scenes (2003-04)
Sex and Conspiracy at the Midnight Cafe (2003)
Gathering of Men (2002)
After Dave Danesh kicked things off, the group was organized by Liz Lehmann, and also on occasion by Sean Donnelly and others. There is no formal membership per se; a shoot is "organized" in true guerilla style by sending an email announcement to the actors and filmmakers from previous LoFilm emails. If you would like to organize a LoFilm shoot, feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll help set it up. The main requirement is a location.
LoFilms are a great way to practice making films. The stakes are low, allowing freedom to experiment, creatively collaborate, learn from mistakes, and have fun.