LA Shorts Fest: Two Adaptations

July 23, 2014 6:36 PM

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LA Shorts Fest: Two Adaptations

When I asked first-time director Tim Guinee about the challenges of adapting Horton Foote's play The One Armed Man for a short film, he laughed as he recalled a piece of advice from fellow filmmaker Peter Hedges. Hedges told him that in making a low budget film, you're not allowed to have challenges. You're only allowed opportunities.

The LA Shorts Fest runs July 24 - 31 and showcases 233 films ripe with "opportunity." Guinee's film The One Armed Man will screen on opening night along with films by Luke Wilson and James McTeigue. I spoke with Guinee and fellow first time director Dean Harada about the process of adapting a work f...

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