Our very own Jonathan Ryan, who heads up Dread Central’s paranormal feature The Seen and The Unseen, has a pretty nifty contest going on we through we’d bring to your attention!
From the Press Release
The “3 Gates of the Dead Filmmaker Competition” invites aspiring film directors from across the United States and Canada to enter the contest in one of two ways using the horror mystery novel 3 Gates of the Dead by Jonathan Ryan, to be published October 15, 2013 in eBook and print. Applicants can visit the official Jonathan Ryan website and enter by either:
1. Creating a film adaptation trailer from the novel, or
2. Selecting and filming one scene from the novel.
All participants will receive a free digital copy of the novel from Premier Digital Publishing. Submissions must be no less than two and a half minutes or more than six minutes in length. Unlike film festivals there is no cost to the applicant to enter.
Finalists will be voted on by top industry professionals including: Michel Shane, Sam Alexander, Wendy Kram, and Jessica Cameron. The top ten submissions will receive global exposure via the Internet to include fan-based voting to select the winner of the prestigious “People’s Choice Award.”
The grand prize winner will receive:
1. Round trip air travel from anywhere in the United States or Canada to Los Angeles
2. Three nights’ hotel accommodations
3. A behind-the-scenes insider tour of Warner Bros. Studios
4. A personal meeting with Sam Alexander, Director of Development, the Wolper Organization
5. Introductions to leading managers and agents for possible representation opportunities
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to enter, and all submissions must be received not later than the end of business on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Interested parties should go to the 3 Gates of the Dead website to register and receive the ebook of 3 Gates of the Dead.
About 3 Gates of the Dead:
In 3 Gates of the Dead, we are introduced to Aidan Schaeffer, a young assistant pastor who is in a constant state of spiritual turmoil, struggling with his faith in God and the hypocrisy of the church. When Aidan learns that his ex-fiancée is the first victim in a string of ritualistic killings, he finds himself in the middle of an even deeper fight. Tormented by demonic threats and haunted by spirits, Aidan throws himself into investigating Amanda’s death; all the while supernatural forces have begun to attack the people around him. The more questions he asks, the more he is drawn into the world of a mysterious Anglican priest, a paranormal investigation group, and a rogue female detective investigating the murders. As the gruesome rituals escalate, ancient hidden secrets and an evil long buried threaten to rip Aidan’s world apart.
For more information on the book, visit 3 Gates of the Dead online at Premier Digital Publishing!
3 Gates of the Dead will be available October 15, 2013, from Premier Digital Publishing—eBook $9.99 and print $16.99.
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