My friends and I made a short film and entered it in a contest. The basis is that you have to accurately recreate a film in 60 seconds. Then you have to get lots of people to like it. If the judges like what you’ve done on both accounts, you win the contest — $10,000.
I did makeup/hair and wardrobe on the film, which entitles me to a chunk of change from the pot. It was a load of fun, and though hair isn’t my expertise (I didn’t go to school for makeup though…12 years ago), I think we made a great film.
What would be even greater though, is if we won. You all know I need the help, and that amount would mean On Demon Wings might come out earlier (after all, I need to cash to pay my editor — and he’s already doing me a huge favor).
That sounds like bribery though, doesn’t it? Mwhahaha. Seriously though, if I could get YOU my dear readers and fans and looky-loos to “like” the film, I’ll give you something in return.
A signed copy of The Benson — IN PAPERBACK.
Do you know who has copies of The Benson in paperback? NO ONE. Not even ME! For realz. I only made this as an E-version, so I’m going to print just one of them. It’s going to be customized. It’s going to have the first two pages of On Demon Wings at the back of it. That’s right…I’m including an excerpt from Book #5…something that won’t see the public eye until at least May.
I will ship this puppy anywhere in the world. And I will throw in a signed Darkhouse bookmark as well!
And then when you receive the book, take a picture of you with it and I’ll post it here and on the EIT Facebook page
So how do you enter to win this? SO SIMPLE.
Click on the link to the contest page and our Casablanca film: http://vancouver.virginradio.ca/FFF2012/View.aspx?PostID=45564
Click “like” below the video — no need to sign up or anything like that. Two clicks, two seconds.
Then come back and tell me you entered. Either email me (see contact page) or leave a comment here or leave one on the EIT FB fan page. But you MUST tell me you liked it, otherwise there is no way I will know. I’ll be watching the numbers too, so I’ll know if you’ve actually voted (not that I’m not trusting y’all
You can gain an extra entry too by “liking” our Facebook Fan Page for Casablanca too or following @strutyourfunny on Twitter.
Did you already “like” the Casablanca video before I announced this? Just help me out with a persuasive RT on Twitter and you’re entered too! (again, lemme know about it).
All right. That’s the contest. It’s a contest within a contest. INCEPTION CONTEST. And some lucky EIT reader is going to be very, very happy. I’ll be doing the draw on Feb 5th and will announce it HERE and on the EIT FB page!
Good luck and thank you!