Jennifer Massey participated in the FIRST annual Richmond 48 Hour Film Project.

The "48 Hour Film Project" (48HFP) is an on-going contest held in various cities around the globe. It originated in Washington, DC in May 2001 when DC filmmaker, Mark Ruppert, decided to see if he could make a film in 48 hours. Since then, the project has exploded into a worldwide competition.

Filmmakers are given EXACTLY 48 HOURS to make a seven-minute film from start to finish -- including writing the script, casting the actors, filming the story, editing the footage, as well as adding any music, sound effects or other post production elements.

The final films are screened and judged at local festivals, and the winners go on to compete for national and international recognition. Each year, the top winners are screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

In Richmond, Jennifer competed with the filmmaking team Provident Media as both screenwriter and actor. Jennifer also stars in the film short, entitled "One Down" -- the story of a lonely woman, looking for love in all the wrong places.

To read more about the 48-Hour Film Project, and to watch Jennifer's film and other 48-Hour film submissions, visit www.48hourfilm.com.