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The micro-budget film

In Taipei’s first attempt at the world’s largest timed movie-making competition, a little goes a long way

By Enru Lin  /  Staff reporter

The NT$20,000 top prize of Best Film went to Express Girl, a superhero movie with an original music score. The movie concept was so slow in coming, Team Whoa couldn’t begin shooting until 5pm on Saturday, said producer Yang Chieh (楊婕).

On scooters, the crew rushed from the Guting MRT Station to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, a trip that takes 17 minutes in normal traffic conditions. They made it in 11, but picked up a speeding ticket along the way.

“I see now we’ve got the money for that,” Yang said.

Express Girl will screen in New Orleans at the 2013 Filmapalooza, along with winners from other cities that participated in the 48 Hour Film Project. The 14 top films of 2013 will screen at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

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