Okay, all you creative smartphone directors out there, here’s your chance to get your work seen. To help promote their new book The Last Goddam Hollywood Movie, writers John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow have come up with an explosive new promotion, and you can be a part of it.
The group is putting together a montage of what people in Los Angeles would be doing just before an unexpected nuclear blast. Read on for the details, and get ready for your closeup!
From the Press Release
Authors John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow knew they wanted to do something special to promote their new book, The Last Goddam Hollywood Movie, a slim novel concerning “the last Hollywood film crew, making the last Hollywood movie, in the radioactive crater formerly known as Los Angeles”. So they teamed up with filmmaking partner Andrew Kasch (who got over 1.6 million hits for his Princess Bride mashup with the Red Wedding footage from “Game of Thrones”) to produce a dozen six- to twenty-second videos, shot entirely on smartphones. And they’re opening up a contest to all Los Angelenos.
To participate: Grab your smartphone and create a four-second video depicting what you’d be doing before the nuclear warhead lands. And then blow up, as in the examples below. Winning entries get a free copy of the ebook and their work posted and credited as part of this ambitious art project/publicity stunt. “What we want to capture,” New York Times bestselling author Skipp says, “is a funny, scary, heartbreaking fly’s-eye view of L.A. in its final moments, caught completely by surprise, from South Central to Beverly Hills and everywhere in-between. We’ll be posting at least six a week until the end of the month and hope we get hundreds to choose from.”
The book is half savage showbiz satire, half hardcore apocalypse horror, all complemented by Greg Houston’s powerful art. “If you live in L.A. and work in the business,” says noted futurist Goodfellow, “the apocalypse will hold few surprises. It’s already here. It’ll only get louder.” And the prospect of crowdsourcing short L.A. films to promote a book about film and L.A. makes the team very happy. (“I’m having fun blowing things up,” notes Kasch.)
The Last Goddam Hollywood Movie is available now in trade paper and ebook by Fungasm Press, an imprint of Eraserhead Press, the Portland-based publisher specializing in Bizarro fiction who last year had a hit with “Broken Piano For President” by Patrick Wensink (the book Jack Daniels sent the world’s nicest cease-and-desist letter to).
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