Save for the Coen brothers, there's no more dynamic a duo in indie film than Mark and Jay Duplass. The brothers direct, produce, act, and write films like it's nobody's business but their own. But now, they want to help you.
Five winners of a new contest from crowdfunding platform Seed&Spark will have their narrative feature executive produced by the Duplass Brothers and receive up to $25,000 in cash for production. In an effort to promote diverse storytelling on a local level, the Hometown Heroes contest challenges filmmakers from all over the United States to tell stories that are unique to their region. It is open for submissions today through August 25.
In order to enter, you must run a crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark that amasses at least 500 followers by the contest end date. In addition to contributing $25,000 to your finished campaign, the Duplass brothers will join the five winning projects as executive producers. Winners will also receive a 16TB hard drive from G-Tech and various other prizes based on the film's locality, such as a 10% matching production grant from St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.
Eligible crowdfunding campaigns should run between September 12 and October 13 on Seed&Spark. If you are a finalist, you’ll have 10 days to prepare a 30-second video pitch to the Duplass brothers. Winners will be announced on November 1. Enter here.
Featured image from 'Blue Jay,' directed by the Duplass brothers