Clive Barker & Shudder want to finance your fright flick w/ new 300k contest

Got an idea for a horror movie? Want to work with Clive Barker? How about making a cool $300k out of the deal as well? Sound too good to be true? In this case, it isn't. Top horror streaming service Shudder has just joined forces with Project Greenlight Digital Studios and Clive fuc*ing Barker (HELLRAISER, CANDYMAN, NIGHTBREED,etc., etc., etc.) for a new horror movie contest! They will be accepting pitches for original horror films, and, as mentioned above, the winner will receive $300,000 to make their own flick!

Check out the details now:

"From February 13th to March 17th, filmmakers can submit one-to-three minute pitches for original horror film concepts on ProjectGreenlight.com. Ten semi-finalists will be selected and voted on by the public. The audience winner automatically moves on to the next round, where five finalists will each receive funding to direct a short scene representative of their abilities. In June, those finalists will also be granted a spot in the second annual Shudder Labs, Shudder’s creative retreat for developing genre filmmakers, using the experience to enhance their submission.

Shorts will be judged on originality, story, character, editing, directing, and commercial value. The final stage of the contest will consist of an interview with Barker and representatives from PGLDS and Shudder, where the five finalists will answer questions regarding crew, casting, creative execution, and more."

And here is Clive Barker's quote on the matter:

“When I was looking for financing while making Hellraiser, I wish there was a company like Project Greenlight Digital Studios behind me. Teaming up with Adaptive Studios and Shudder is a wonderful opportunity to support emerging filmmakers in creating something truly iconic. This is a great chance to scare and entertain audiences at the same time.”

Also, check this out: Clive Barker will also be the winner's mentor front start to finish. Now you cannot beat that -- your feature financed and mentored by the debatable king of modern horror. Why am I still typing this? See ya'll suckers on the 13th!

Extra Tidbit: Will you be submitting your pitch to this contest? You'd fu*king better.



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