Have you submitted a short film to Drafthouse Films' ABCs OF DEATH 26th Director competition? If so, you might just find a snippet of your footage in this new red-band montage of fan entries. The 26th director still hasn't been chosen, but this is a very nice salute to the thousands of enterprising filmmakers from around the globe who submitted a short to the anthology.
In addition to the video, we've got a note from the producers, Ant Timpson & Tim League, that goes out to the folks who submitted a film:
To THE ABCs OF DEATH 26th Director Filmmakers,
When we approached Magnolia Pictures with the concept of a 26th Director competition being part of the THE ABCs OF DEATH feature film, they were excited as us. And yet the idea that a wildcard filmmaker could end up with a short inside thefeature film still sounded risky to all of us to say the least!
However we'd like to make it official just how f**king ecstatic we are with the competition overall. The number of entries exceeded all expectations and so did the level of creativity and imagination on display. The talent shown in several submissions has been world class and foretells of a great future for horror cinema.
Since there can be only one eventual winner, we want to take a moment to acknowledge that a number of great submissions could have easily been included in the feature film. Unfortunately though there can be only one, which will be revealed on November 15th, 2011.
And so to every individual who participated in whatever capacity in THE ABCs OF DEATH 26th Director competition...
We thank you from the bottom of our very bloody hearts.
Very nice sentiments fellas, I'm sure it's appreciated. Now strap a bib on yourself and chow down on this bloody good trailer dedicated to you, the filmmakers!