July 30, 2015 - Trish Clark couldn’t believe what she was reading. After she joined the 48 Hour Film Project’s newsletter in 2010, the product of a friend’s suggestion that she try to bring the festival to New Haven, words were appearing before her eyes that couldn’t be right. Yes: the Project’s organizers were amenable to bringing it to Connecticut. No: they weren’t thinking of the Elm City.
“I saw that they were looking to have it in Hartford ... and I sent them a message and I was like, ‘I think that’s a typo. I think you meant New Haven’ … And they realized after talking to me that, oh yeah, we should do it in New Haven,” she said in an interview with the Independent, smiling at the possibility that the state’s political capital might be mistaken for its cultural epicenter.