If you’re looking for a breather in the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, go watch “Dinner for Six.” Directed, written, produced, and edited by Emily Kranking, the spunky comedy tells the story of an overprotective family spying on their disabled daughter Zoey’s (Emily Kranking) first date with Chris (Richie Dobson).
Founded by Nic Novicki, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge is an annual five-day competition in which filmmakers must create original three-to-five minute films. This year’s theme is romance, which delighted Kranking. She’s intended to create a film based on her first date experience, and this challenge gave her the extra push needed to bring the story to reality.
“The film had to be a lot shorter than I dreamt of,” Kranking says. “The original cut was actually a minute longer and some of my favorite jokes are in it, but I’m so happy that I pretty much got to say all I wanted to say.” [continue reading…]