Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Something wicked this way comes...
Prepare for an upcoming short film from your favorite Twisted Twosome. A long time tradition in Vancouver at this very special time of year is BLOOD SHOTS. And, you may ask, is this "Blood Shots"? Happy you asked...
At 7:00pm on Friday October 23, registered participants are given envelopes containing a horror subgenre (in past years this has included haunted house, giallo, backwoods horror, necrophilia film and more!), a weapon, a prop and a line of dialogue. They then have 48 hours to return their finished 2-7 minute film on DVD!
Every year, there is a BLOODSHOTS screening hosted by The Celluloid Social Club, where the films are voted on by both the audience, and an in-person jury. This year's local jury consists of past Bloodshots winner Scott Belyea (TEN MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME), filmmaker Matt O'Mahoney (ELECTRIC FENCE) and genre cinema bad-boy Uwe Boll (STOIC, POSTAL)!
In-person jury prizes (from Rue Morgue, Maple Pictures, Happy Bats, Mondo Macabro DVD, Videomatica, The Rio Theatre and more) will be awarded on site immediately following the screenings and a short period of deliberation by the jury. Ballots will be handed out to the audience and collected after the screening. The results of these ballots will be combined with the online voting results to give us the overall Audience Winner.
These results will be posted online at www.myspace.com/bloodshotscanada on Monday Nov. 2. The jury winner and the overall audience winner are the two finalists that go on to the final round, being sent to the Grand Prize Juror for their shot at winning $1000!
This year's Grand Prize Juror is DAN O'BANNON (writer of ALIEN and TOTAL RECALL, writer/director of punk-horror classic RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD). We will be sending the top jury-winning film and the audience-winning film to Dan, he will NOT be at the screening in person.
SHOOTING: Friday October 23 - 7:00pm - Sunday October 25 - 7:00pm
SCREENING: Wednesday October 28 - 8:00pm at the Anza Club (3 W. 8th, Vancouver)
The 2009 Local Jury at the screening consists of past Bloodshots winner Scott Belyea (TEN MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME), director Matt O'Mahoney (ELECTRIC FENCE) and genre cinema bad-boy Uwe Boll (STOIC, POSTAL)!
So, what shall our entry be? Well, that's a secret and something we won't know 100% until we get our criteria on the 23rd. But you can expect, as always, nothing but the bloody best!!
For official information, check out their site HERE: http://www.myspace.com/bloodshotscanada
posted by Jen/Sylv Soska at 1:52:00 PM