Team Leader: Craig Packard
Odds: 10 to 1 (the long shot)
Craig Packard also has a feature film playing in STIFF 2008 called Big Plans. Craig told me that he spent quite a bit of time living in LA, trying to get screenplays made into movies, but eventually became frustrated and moved back to Seattle to go the indie route instead. He has the means, patience and the other strengths that come with completing a feature. What makes Craig the longshot for this years’s WFC is that as of the kickoff Craig was actually a one-man crew. He told me not to worry and that he would be able to put together something cool. I honestly believe him, but starting out as an army of one comes with some obvious disadvantages. I can see that there will (hopefully) be few arguments on set, but I can’t help wondering how Craig is going to pull it off. One of my favorite music performers last year was Ricky Lee Robinson. Here’s to hoping that Bloodstone becomes my favorite one man band from STIFF 2008.
Coming up… Handicapping the Weekend Film Challenge – Team Ramrod