48 Hour Film Festival


Western Washington University's 48 Hour Film Festival was established in April of 2012, as a way to creatively challenge independent student filmmakers. Teams of two to six creators are challenged to write, film, and edit a short film in 48 hours. Each team is assigned a different genre of film, and all teams must include one character, one prop, and one line of dialogue to incorporate into their short films. With a team of close friends, I participated in both the 2012 and 2013 challenges.


Main Roles: Cinematography and Editing

Awards: ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Character’, ‘Best Costume’ and ‘Audience Choice’

Genre: Silent Film

Character: Hobo

Prop: A tube of lipstick

Line of Dialogue: "Aren't you the persistent one?"

Team: Enkhbayar Munkh-Erdene, Sunny Liu, Roxy Ewing, Megan Li, and Kristine Chambers

ActorsMarshall Powell as 'Kiki', Kat Szatkowski as 'Wife', Gary Wiley as 'The Other Man', Jeff Kuan as 'Hobo'

* Film includes mature themes.


'UNHINGED' - 2013

Main Roles: Cinematography and Editing

Awards: ‘Best Prop’

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Character: Loner/Drifter

Prop: A set of keys

Line of Dialogue: "So that's what that looks like."

Team: Enkhbayar Munkh-Erdene, Sunny Liu, Katie Holt, Jared Chang, Eppie Lee, and Ray Lewis

ActorsChase Carroll as 'Loner', Joseph Park as 'Roomate', Kate Szatkowski 'Female Student', and Jeff Kuan as 'Male Student'

* Film includes scenes of a violent nature.