The ABCs of Death
Bert and Ernie (recent homosexual rumors aside) have never done the alphabet this way. Makers of the upcoming film The ABCs of Death have rounded up 25 of the brightest young directors in the horror genre in anticipation of their anthology-style film. They need one more, and you could be it!
And if having your work melded with the incredible group of directors listed below isn’t enough, they’ve sweetened the pot by offering a cool 5 G’s to the winner.
Here’s what’s required of you: Obviously the ability to spell is going to help you out here as your film will have to be entitled T is for … (this is where you insert whatever clever bit of nastiness you come up with). And obviously you’ve got to create a completely new piece. Judges will only consider films made specifically for this competition. Complete instructions are on The ABCs of Death website.
You’ve got your instructions; now get out there and do it. If you need any further motivation, check out the list of directors and some of their brilliant works. That’ll light your fuse. Hey ho! Let’s go!
From the Press Release
We are searching for the next great genre director and are prepared to give away five grand in cash and a dose of fame to find a lucky winner. The ABCs of Death has already signed up 25 of the most talented genre directors on this planet and saved the 26th spot for someone to grab with both hands and to throttle into submission.
The winner of this global search will have his/her work included in a feature film alongside some of the genre’s most talented new blood. But even if you don’t win, your searing talent may just be discovered through this competition. So if you want to take part in the greatest horror project since Dr. Frankenstein first threw that switch, then just read the below and start those bloody creative juices flowing.
Please do not upload any old short film you may have made. We won’t post anything that isn’t created specifically for this competition. Visit The ABCs of Death website for full instructions, or all your effort may go to waste. Those who don’t read instructions very well should find someone who can.
And yes, you can shoot in any language you wish. All we ask is that you subtitle it in English.
Remember to upload your work as quickly as possible, as the more people you can get to vote for your short, the more chance you’ll be in the Top Ten and go on to the final judging round, when the 25 other directors get to choose the winner. Work alongside some of today’s greatest horror directors!
The Featured Directors:
Kaare Andrews (Altitude)
Angela Bettis (Roman)
Ernesto Diaz Espinoza (Mirageman; Mandrill)
Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun)
Bruno Forzani and Héléne Cattet (Amer)
Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Cold Sweat)
Xavier Gens (Frontiers; Hitman)
Noburo Iguchi (Machine Girl; Robo Geisha)
Thomas Malling (Norwegian Ninja)
Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police; Frankenstein Girl Vs. Vampire Girl)
JT Petty (Soft For Digging; The Burrowers)
Banjong Pisanthanakun (Shutter, Alone)
Simon Rumley (The Living and the Dead; Red, White and Blue)
Marcel Sarmiento (DeadGirl)
Chris Smith (Severance; Triangle)
Srdjan Spasojevic (A Serbian Film)
Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre)
Andrew Traucki (The Reef; Black Water)
Nacho Vigalondo (TimeCrimes)
Jake West (Doghouse; Evil Aliens)
Ti West (House of the Devil; The Innkeepers)
Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace; Kill List)
Adam Wingard (Pop Skull; A Horrible Way to Die)
Anders Morgenthaler and Mikael Wulff (Princess)
Yudai Yamaguchi (Yakuza Weapon; Battlefield Baseball)
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