Shows do not have to be written in October, but shows should be recorded and post-produced in the month of October. Deadlines are at 11 PM on October 28th each year.
It wouldn’t be the 11th Hour if there weren’t a time crunch. The 11th Hour was inspired by (among other things) Nanowrimo and 24-hour film festivals. Working in fast-paced circumstances can be a fun challenge. Team members really have to focus in and take creative approaches to problem-solving.
It requires more adaptability and flexibility to get things done quickly, so folks learn to rely on and trust each other’s expertise and judgment more. It leaves little time for micromanagement and more need for a positive mindset to be part of a beautiful creative whole.
We bond. We stress. We meet goals. We face uncertainty and obstacles together. And we invoke our creativity and enthusiasm to tackle something challenging. And hopefully, everyone has fun along the way.