Team Leader: Elizabeth Westerman
Genre: Erotic Thriller
Odds: 3 to 1
Elizabeth had the honor of leading the winning team from the 2006 Weekend Film Challenge, which was a hilarious send up of Blue’s Clues. That team consisted of several talented improvisers from Unexpected Productions which holds court at the Market Theater and produces the long running Seattle favorite - Theater Sports. Elizabeth and the Blues Clues team went on to produce a show of their own called the Cotton Gin which blends puppets and improv and was quite delightful. Members of our screening team already know that I actually have a secret weakness for puppet movies (and musicals) that may be firmly rooted in my childhood love of Sesame Street. They have managed to find a really good chemistry between the live action performers and the puppets, and chemistry is hard to beat. Improv skills have proved to be a real asset in past challenges. Can they capture that magic with this year’s longer format? Will those skills be stifled as they strive to write something a bit more cohesive? Surprise genre selection with this year’s number 1 pick. Can erotic thriller win the top spot two years in a row?
Coming up… Handicapping the Weekend Film Challenge – The New Originals