Attention Supercreative Types
New Filmmaking Frenzy competition kicks off
By Kimberley Jones,
2:12PM, Mon. Mar. 24, 2008
There's a new Filmmaking Frenzy competition afoot, this one in conjunction with the upcoming film Son of Rambow, the second feature film from British ad and music video phenoms Hammer & Tongs (the pseudonyms for writer/director Garth Jennings and producer Nick Goldsmith, who also directed 2005's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). In the spirit of the film – which is about two British boys in the Eighties who get their hands on some video equipment, thus letting loose both the imagination and American action-movie homage – the competition encourages you, dear filmmaker, to submit an original short (under 5 minutes) about... anything. Yup, you can't ask for more open-ended than that.
The winning short (selected by Team Hammer & Tongs) will be included on Son of Rambow's DVD release; three runner-ups will received framed posters signed by the filmmakers. Submissions are already up online for the viewing. Deadline's May 12, so get cracking.
Son of Rambow opens nationally in May.