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Local film producers compete in international 100-hour film race


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Liz Woodyard gave the Seamonster crew permission to film in an unused hospital room. The crew shot the hospital scenes in just more than an hour.

Heather Thomas, owner of the local video store and director of Sea Monster Films, stands shivering underneath the porch as rain beats down.

"I just need a few seconds to think," Thomas says to her crew.

But Thomas and her crew don't have the luxury of seconds. Starting Thursday evening, Sea Monster Films had 360,000 seconds to come up with an idea, write a script, shoot scenes, edit and produce a short film.

It's now Saturday. With roughly 180,000 seconds left, they have an idea, a script, now in its fourth draft, and most of the scenes shot. But now, with only a couple scenes left to sho...

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