Attention Filmmakers: Submit Your Two-Minute Video to the Hellions Horror Video Contest
The generous folks behind the upcoming film Hellions want to help your voice be heard. Check out the details for the Hellions Horror Video Contest and get your cameras rolling!
From the Press Release
Whizbang Films and Storyteller Pictures are proud to announce the Hellions Horror Video Contest! You wanna make a short horror film and have it shown everywhere? Then check out the video hosted by director Bruce McDonald and info below.
The contest is open to everyone, and we’re looking for scary videos up to two minutes long. The theme: Red. Your submission can take any form – a fake trailer, a scene from a horror script you’ve been working on, a short film all of its own – as long as it somehow connects to Red. Red like blood, red like hellfire, red like blind passion, red like the Blood Moon at Halloween… use your wildest imagination.
You have until February 28, 2014, to get your film to us. The winning entry will be shown within the context of the feature film Hellions, and the director will be invited to the premiere. The short will appear on a television in a scene of Hellions, with the potential to also screen theatrically, in its entirety, along with the feature film and to be included as a special feature on the DVD/Blu-ray release of Hellions. It’s your opportunity to be seen and talked about!
Here’s the best part: The contest will be initially judged by…dramatic pause…You! You, your friends, family, relatives, neighbors, as well as horror fans around the world. It’s your chance to make something cool, then have it voted one of the Audience Favorites, from which the judges will select a winner. In the final round the following judges will pick a winner from the Audience Favorites and their favorites shortlist.
The judges will be: Bruce McDonald, the director of Hellions, the psychological zombie-thriller Pontypool, the internationally celebrated Hard Core Logo and a bunch more super cool indie movies; director Rodrigo Gudiño, the twisted mind behind the acclaimed The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, who is also the founder and publisher of the Rue Morgue genre brand and all its media properties; and Jason Eisener, director of the cult exploitation action flick Hobo with a Shotgun as well as segments in horror anthologies The ABCs of Death and V/H/S/2. (Interesting to note that Jason Eisener started his horror filmmaking career with a similar contest: His short Hobo with a Shotgun won the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse Trailer Contest. This led to an opportunity to make a feature film version of Hobo, which then kicked some major a%#@ all over the world. Just sayin’…)
Hellions, helmed by maverick indie director Bruce McDonald, is a horror-thriller, starring newcomer Chloe Rose ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"), about a teenager who must survive a Halloween night from hell when three malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door. Joining Rose is award-winning actor Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, "True Blood," "The X-Files") in the role of tough-as-nails cop Mike Corman. The cast also includes Rossif Sutherland (“Reign,” “Crossing Lines,” “ER”), Rachel Wilson (“Republic of Doyle,” “The Kennedys”), Peter Dacunha (Haunter, “Reign”), and Luke Bilyk (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”).
Hellions was penned by Pascal Trottier (The Colony) and produced by Frank Siracusa (Hobo with a Shotgun) of Whizbang Films and Paul Lenart of Storyteller Pictures. The film is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and in association with Bell Media’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central.
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