Buffalo Filmmaker Boot Camp Channels their inner Space Force with "Welcome to Space Force", Directed by Chris Thomas


Buffalo Filmmaker Boot Camp Channels their inner Space Force with "Welcome to Space Force", Directed by Chris Thomas 

What happens when a bunch of Buffalo Filmmakers decides to get together and create a new zany film in only SIX WEEKS? Well, you get "Welcome to Space Force". Hosted by local filmmakers and music producers Aaron Webb and Sabrina Pena Young, "Welcome to Space Force" is a crazy and ambitious short film project. 

Part of Young's Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp challenge, the film production moves from concept to realization in six weeks. Usually hosted in Kenmore, this became a "Rogue" Boot Camp when the group found themselves without a location due to a paperwork error. Nonplussed, the group decided to get together anyway and met in Webb's basement. There they brainstormed ideas and came up with a concept centered on Space Force.

The first day of production went smoothly, with actors and crew alike almost literally dying of laughter. Chris Thomas directed the group, which included seasoned pros and first-time filmmakers. There are two filming days left, then a week left for editing after the Buffalo 48 Hour Film Festival. Many of the cast/crew members of "Welcome to Space Force" will be participating in the 48 Hour Film Festival. It's an exciting time to be a Buffalo Filmmaker!

Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp creator Young hopes to enter the film into a number of film festivals after production ends, including the Buffalo Dreams and Fantastic Film Festival this fall. The previous Indie Boot Camp Film "The Noise Within" was screened locally at the Screening Room Cafe in Amherst and won First Prize in the Buffalo Movie and Video Makers Annual film contest. 

The next Buffalo Indie Filmmaker Boot Camps will be hosted at Kenmore Middle School in September 2018 and January 2019 as part of the Kenmore Community Education. Contact Sabrina Peña Young ( if you want to be a part of the filmmaking production and Indie Filmmaker Boot Camp in Buffalo.


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