CONTEST CLOSED! Enter Scott Sigler’s Video Contest for His Upcoming Novel Ancestor

Enter Scott Sigler's Video Contest for His Upcoming Novel AncestorTo get the word out about his upcoming thriller, Ancestor, best selling author Scott Sigler is holding an exclusive video contest. The book comes out June 22nd from Crown Publishing, and Sigler junkies who are eagerly awaiting its release now have the chance to participate in the action by submitting their own productions based on sections from the book.

Click here to check out the contest details on Here’s a brief overview: Five different scripts are provided that you can shoot from, and all entrants have total creative control over their films. They can be live action, machinima, animation, claymation, animated comic book, CGI — you name it! The contest started this week and runs through June 14th.

Contest judges include:

• Steven Schneider, executive producer of Paranormal Activity
• Lucas Foster, producer of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Bad Boys, and The Mask of Zorro
• Ron Karoska, co-founder of Monster FX, a major special effects producer
• Justin Manask from the Office for Literary Adaptation, an agency that specializes in turning books and other literary properties into movies

Grand Prize Winner wins:
• A 32GB WiFi + 3G Apple iPad (valued at $729)
• $200 prize moolah!
• A signed, personalized copy of Ancestor
• His or her work viewed by industry professionals

The Four Remaining Finalists win:
• $200 prize moolah!
• 16 GB iPod Nano
• A signed, personalized copy of Ancestor
• Their work viewed by industry professionals

Here’s the novel’s synopsis:

Ancestor offers a chilling tale of what can happen when hubris, greed, and madness drive scientific experimentation past the brink of reason.

Every five minutes a transplant candidate dies while waiting for a compatible heart, a liver, a kidney. Imagine a technology that could provide those life-saving transplant organs for a nominal fee … and imagine what a company would do to monopolize that technology.

On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic, PJ Colding leads a group of geneticists who have discovered this holy grail of medicine. By reverse-engineering thousands of animal genomes, Colding’s team has dialed back the evolutionary clock and re-created the progenitor of all mammals. The method? Illegal. The result? A computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, with no chance of transplant rejection.

There’s just one problem: These ancestors are not the docile herd animals that Colding’s team envisioned. Instead, Colding’s work has given birth to something big, something evil … something very, very hungry.

As creators become prey in an ultimate battle for survival, Colding and the woman he loves must fight to survive — even as government agents close in to shut the project down, and the deep-pocketed company backing this research reveals its own cold-blooded agenda.

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  • scottsigler

    Thanks for posting the video contest info! I hope the DC readers can get into some bloody filmmaking.


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