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Seth Brundle

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« on: 28-01-2014, 21:42:38 »


Hey you! … Yes, you! Wanna make a short horror film and have it shown everywhere? Then here’s your opportunity!
Welcome to the HELLIONS Video Contest!

The contest is open to everyone, and we’re looking for scary videos up to 2 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.1 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/BluRay 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, neighbours, as well as horror fans around the world. It’s your chance to make something cool, then have it voted one of the Audience Favourites that will advance into the Finals. Three Judges will also be watching all the entries and, at the end of the audience voting period, they will each choose a submission that will also qualify for the Finals.
In the final round the Judges will select the winner from the Finalists shortlist.
Judging the Contest 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, the 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 film making 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’…)
First check out the Info page for all the details. Then most definitely hit up the Important Stuff page for help on the necessary paperwork. Then go make an awesome movie … Once done, head to the Submit page and follow the steps on how to get it to us.
Also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest Contest related info and announcements.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with! May the creepiest video prevail!