The "Godfather of Independent Film", Roger Corman, has challenged everyone stuck at home to entertain each other by making short films. In an announcement made on Corman's Instagram, the prolific Hollywood producer will accept video submissions through social media for the next 2 weeks.
He's calling it the "Corman Quarantine Film Festival" and says he hopes it is the last one to ever happen.
In perfect Corman form, he says "The story can be anything you imagine."
Here are the rules
- You have to stay home and stay safe and film the video inside your house or in the backyard.
- The short must be filmed on a cell phone.
- It must be under 2 minutes.
What can you win?
If you're selected as the winner, Corman himself will help you "make a trailer for the film and its director will receive a signed certificate from me as well as a Best Picture award for the first and last Corman Quarantine Film Festival."
Those are pretty amazing awards!
To get the ball rolling, Corman tagged some of his favorite filmmakers to make submissions of their own, including horror directors Eli Roth, Andy Muschietti, Leigh Whannell, and Guillermo del Toro.
So, you better hope your shooting skills are up to the challenge.
Tag the #CormanChallenge and he will check out your film. You have 2 weeks to get it done!
I can't wait to see some of these entries!