Make a Movie with Jean-Claude Van Damme Through Funny or Die's Make My Movie Challenge

Jean ClaudeHave you always dreamed of working with a huge action star, like Arnold, Sly, or Chuck Norris, but thought you'd never have the opportunity? Well, now you do -- kind of. The Funny or Die team has made it possible for filmmakers with a little visual effects knowledge to work with the Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme in JCVD's Make My Movie Challenge. Funny or Die provides you with pre-keyed shots of the famous kickboxer. You provide the final product, and enter to win some great prizes. We're closing in on the deadline, so continue on to find out how to enter.

So, how does the contest work? Jean-Claude explains it all in the video below:

First, you're going to need to download the free pre-keyed footage (you can do that here). Take a look at the footage, come up with an awesome premise, shoot it, then edit JCVD into your video to your heart's content. Once you're done, enter your Van Damme action flick into the contest in order to be in the running to win some pretty awesome prizes, include signed JCVD movies and posters, a full year of Adobe Creative Cloud, and a mini iPad (as if making a movie featuring Jean-Claude wasn't enough).

Funny or Die gave everybody a pretty short deadline to complete their films -- the deadline is March 3rd (winners will be announced on March 5th). In order to submit, you're going to need a Funny or Die account.

In case you need a little inspiration, check out these featured videos from Funny or Die that use the footage from the contest.

Good luck, everybody!

Link: JCVD Make My Movie Challenge -- Funny or Die

[via Video Copilot]

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Is it open worldwide or for US only?

February 21, 2014 at 10:18PM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM


I believe it's just for US residents, but that doesn't mean you can't download the footage and make a video anyway! (That's what I'm doing.)

February 22, 2014 at 2:08AM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM

V Renée
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February 21, 2014 at 10:57PM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM


Man, I love Van Damme.
If I had the time, I do something. But can't afford to do anything that isn't earning me money.

Wish I had all this tech when I was a kid

February 22, 2014 at 4:47AM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM

Fresno Bob

Wow, I love Van Damme, I won`t do any movie but I apreciate what he is doing. Thank

February 22, 2014 at 4:58AM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM


Very good idea! Not enough time for shooting... I do not like to do it for free :-) And I think will be very cool if they will just sale the license to use footages...

February 23, 2014 at 5:43AM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM


I love film making but I'm not prepared to do anything for free, because I'm an armchair film maker loser not to I've never had a paid film making job in my life because I'm twelve years old and/or so delusional I'm unemployable.

February 23, 2014 at 7:55AM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM

filthy punt


Good excuses for not shooting guys. I think your talentless and lazy quite frankly. Excuses and complaining are the reasons why you guys suck big time. It's possible to shoot this edit it and deliver it the day before and still win.

Wow you guys are lame

February 28, 2014 at 11:48PM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM

Two Brothers Taxi

March 5, 2014 at 9:53AM, Edited September 4, 8:45AM


Any chance you could provide the pre-keyed footage? I found out too late but would still like to make some stuff just for kicks.

Thanks in advance!

April 6, 2014 at 7:59AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM