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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:59 pm

Morehead State University students were challenged to make a movie over a single weekend.

Morehead Cinemas hosted this year's annual Morehead Film Challenge.

Six teams competed in total, each presented with a set of requirements including a character by the name of Peaches Muldoon and the Whodunit genre, a type of film in which the protagonist(s) typically deduce the perpetrator of a crime.

The filming and editing of these films took place from the afternoon of April 6th to the morning of April 9th, less than 12 hours from the screenings at 8 p.m. that night. It was an experience participants described as both stressful and enjoyable.

“It was a lot of time and very tiring and not much sleep, but it was a lot of fun," said MSU junior Lianna Spurrier. "I was really glad I decided to do it. We had a very good team.”

Lianna Spurrier is a convergent media major and executive producer of the film that took third place in the challenge, "</TH3 H4T>."

Another convergent media junior, Matt Turner, participated in the challenge as a member of Mystery Group Inc. Turner said his team's production of "Rest in Peaches" was a positive, but taxing experience.

“It was rough. If I wasn’t doing it for a class, I probably wouldn’t have done it, but it was a good experience," Turner said.

The next film challenge is set for the spring of 2019.