We told you about a month ago that Dread Central teamed with Jesse Baget’s Ruthless Pictures for the anthology Zombieworld, comprised of short films made by YOU, the readers and fans. The response has been tremendous and it will only get better!
We’ve gotten several dozen e-mails asking us for just a bit more time to polish your projects and so… we’re now giving you that opportunity! The NEW deadline to submit your film will be June 20th. That’s three more weeks so get moving, kids!
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired Ruthless Pictures’ no-holds-barred zombie fest ZOMBIEWORLD, in association with DreadCentral.com. Image Entertainment’s Vice President of Acquisition Mark Ward made the announcement today.
“We’re eager to distribute this project because it embodies what independent filmmaking is all about: passion and creativity,” said Ward. “We’re always looking for new talent, and ZOMBIEWORLD takes storytelling to a new level that horror fans will not only enjoy but also surely rally around and support.”
ZOMBIEWORLD is a horror anthology focusing on survivors across the world as they struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings forth a zombie apocalypse. The collection of blood, guts, and mayhem will be brought to life by a group of new and up-and-coming directors from around the world that Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central will handpick from short film entries received between April 21 and June 20, 2014, on Dread Central.com. The work of each chosen director will be featured in the film and will bring his or her take to a world now populated with flesh-eating corpses. Among the brilliant shorts to be included in ZOMBIEWORLD is Peter Horn and Jared Marshall’s “Dark Times,” a blood-splattered scamper through the woods shot entirely in POV, where zombies, aliens, and even Santa Claus make an appearance.
“As a fan of the zombie genre, I’m thrilled to be part of this film,” said Ruthless Pictures producer Jesse Baget. “ZOMBIEWORLD will showcase the unique visions of young talented filmmakers and inject fresh new blood into the genre.”
“Jesse Baget and Ruthless Pictures burst onto the scene, opening big doors for young filmmakers,” said Dread Central’s Steve Barton. “Dread Central has always been an incredibly indie-friendly site among the major genre outlets, and we’re excited to help give up-and-coming filmmakers a platform to get noticed. Image Entertainment is a go-to source for quality horror entertainment, and with Image ZOMBIEWORLD will have the opportunity to be shown worldwide.”
The deal was negotiated by Image Entertainment’s Jess De Leo and Grace Feeney and Jesse Baget on behalf of the filmmakers.
Send us your entry via the form you see below with a private link or the actual HD file of your film. From there both Ruthless Pictures and Dread Central staff will watch the films and select the best of the best to be included in the project, and selected winners will also nab themselves $100 in the process. But what if your film is the best of the best? Well then, not only will you be included in the anthology, we’ll also hand over to you a check for $500.
Things to Keep in Mind When Submitting
That’s it, kids! Get to it, and good luck!
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Definitions. Capitalized words used herein have the following meanings:
In order to post a Film for the Zombieworld Director Competition, the following must be adhered to;
Entrant must note that your content may become the exclusive property in perpetuity of Ruthless Pictures, LLC, if Ruthless Pictures/Dreadcentral notifies you by email that you are a winner in the competition.
By uploading a Film, you agree that:
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You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company harmless if Company incurs any loss, cost, or expense (including attorneys’ fees), due to any claim by you or any other parties relating to the submission of your film or the posting of your Film on the Dreadcentral official website.
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It is possible that Films which you submit may be downloaded or copied by third parties without Company’s permission, and you waive any claim against the Company for such actions.
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