Tim Tate Slave Dance

>Way back in 2006, the Washington, DC 48 Hour Film Project had all 99 competitors make a 5 minute movie – write, film, edit, score – all in 48 hours. A constant character, a prop, a line of dialogue and genre had to be incorporated into each movie. In 2006, the character in each submitted movie was “Tim Tate – glass sculptor extraordinaire” – and the character could be depicted in any manner. The name refers to the Washington Glass School’s director Tim Tate, but how the character was used and portrayed was up to each competitor.

One group submitting a film, the Resilient Young Asian Network, had a film titled “YourSpace” – and had a very funny use of the character “Tim Tate”.

In one scene’s background, an unnamed slave dancer dressed in black performs for the film’s Tim Tate character. He became an instant favorite – and his dance moves have been repeated at various art openings.

Click Here to see the full 5 minute movie “YourSpace” by the Resilient Young Asian Network.
Click Here to find more about the 48 Hour Film Festival.

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