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When Sir Ridley Scott wants to offer you half a million dollars to co-produce, you should try to make that happen. Now in post-production for Prometheus, Scott is teaming up with YouTube to produce a film made by a YouTube user.
Scott executive produced last year’s Life In A Day with YouTube. The film/documentary contains over 1,000 clips from 190 countries. Ridley Scott, who has directed and/or produced many of the biggest films in our modern cultural canon (Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator) wants to try scouting the internet for talent once again—this time with a competition.
Crowd scouting may be a growing trend for the Hollywood industry to locate and discover talent among the vast community of auteurs using the web. Last summer, Ron Howard and Canon crowd-sourced Project Imagin8ion, a photo competition to create a Hollywood short film. The competition was fierce: Ron Howard chose just eight photographs from nearly 100,000 submissions. And, of course, it was great publicity for Canon and Howard both.
The Your Film Festival competition will soon begin and Scott’s team will be looking for a talented storyteller to upload a 15-minute story in any video format, which will later be voted upon by the whole world. Josh Cohen of Tubefilter sums it up best: “If you know a few things about how to make a good film, here’s your chance for you and Scott to make a good film together.”
The submission process begins February 2nd and your story could win the $500,000 grant to work with Ridley Scott and his talented team. You could be “a pioneer in this storytelling revolution.” More information at YouTube.com/yourfilmfestival
-Contributed by Jamie Cohen, -