By Mark Bell | December 22, 2004

The story behind the making of “Crazy Love” is almost more interesting than the final product (which isn’t that bad). It was created in part by Instant Films (, a company created for the solitary purpose of getting up-and-comers of the film industry to get together for writing, shooting, and editing a short film within 48 hours. On the first day, 7 chosen writers get together and pick one each of the following from a hat: nouns, adjectives and gender profiles. They will then take that information and write a short script before that day is through using the scenarios they chose. The next day, the directors pick a writer out of a hat and get assigned their screenplay, where they will then have to shoot and edit it before the day is through.

Chance is a bald, middle age, white dude who has the big task of keeping the world from total destruction. He has some odd obsessive-compulsive traits (like stating the Gettysburg address every morning, turning into a dog when someone says the word ‘sofa,’ etc.) that he claims would cause the harmony of the world to fall apart, should he stop performing them. With these traits (the baldness, the compulsions) going against him however, this guy really ends up with some beautiful girls, even though none of them last (because he is crazy). The problem for him is finding someone that understands his methods of madness as well as his personality. Yet he searches because somewhere out there, there must be someone like him. All he has to do, is search his local thrift store.

As any filmmaker knows, making a film from scratch in only two days is no easy task. Hell, most writers spend an infinite amount of time on a project, but a day? Reading about this type of fast production before watching the film, you’d probably ask yourself, “How great can this film really be?” The final product is almost deceiving because it doesn’t seem like it only took a mere 48 hours to produce. I’m sure that is the time it takes Bruckheimer to figure out what he will pollute us with next but never has he put as much care into something like director John Cabrera and writer Jenelle Riley put into “Crazy Love.”

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