Feature Film Project “O, Brawling Love!” Begins Production
June 2, 2022
O, Brawling Love!, the first project in JPCatholic’s Feature Film Program, began filming today in Escondido. The film is being directed by JPCatholic alumna Maggie Mahrt (‘10).
As previously announced, JPCatholic’s faculty selected O, Brawling Love! from a pool of nearly fifty student and alumni pitches. An original story by senior Screenwriting student Bella Lake, the script is about two rival acting students who are forced to reconcile their differences and play lovers Romeo and Juliet in their final school play, vying for a $25k cash prize.
Through the Feature Film Program, the University is planning to produce and distribute a feature film on an annual cycle, with the various stages of production built into the curriculum for film students. Over the past several quarters, students and faculty have been busy with courses on story development and pre-production applied directly to planning the project.
Over fifty JPCatholic students of various majors, along with several alumni, are involved in the project both on and off set.
Submissions for next year’s Feature Film Project are already open. All JPCatholic students and alumni are invited to submit story ideas to be considered for the 2023 production. Submissions are due by July 4th, and all are invited to attend the Feature Film Pitch Night on October 15th.