If Wan and Whannell taught us anything, it’s that Hollywood is much more likely to watch, possibly even respond to something they don’t have to physically read (and therefore ‘work’ their eyes as much). If you can cut a short trailer, or even film a clip from your completed script (or treatment), you might just find you’ll have more luck convincing an exec that you’re the guy to make/write whatever movie you’re trying to make than the chap that Fed Ex’s a 130-page page script to the man’s office. I can tell you from experience, Mr greenlight is not going to read that… not right away anyway… but a 3 minute teaser trailer? Easy done.. lunch time entertainment. Your story still mightn’t “be right for the company” and it’s possible it might also “need some work”, but you’ll still have a leg up on the competition.
Yesterday we told you about a new “Mortal Kombat” series that’ll air exclusively over the internet. And you’ll recall that that was the result of a filmmaker, Kevin Tancharoen, just going out there and shooting a nice little trailer. The trailer, “Mortal Kombat : Rebirth”, caught the attention of not only film fans on the internet, but the studio.
Today, there’s a new short film quickly garnering fans across the www : “Fight the Foot”, a teaser for a would-be “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes are working on a reboot of the popular ’80s series as we speak, but the lad behind this thing is obviously trying to let them… someone… know that he believes the new film should encompass more of a ‘real world’ feel than the previous films in the series. I think it works. Will he get a call from Mr Bay? Wouldn’t surprise me.
Have a look…
There’s been a few good fan-made trailers over the years, here’s some of my favourites :
- Exclusive : Steve Jobs looking for Dad - December 22, 2014
- Into the Woods - December 22, 2014
- Snap! Interview on Crackle rumor goes Pop! - December 22, 2014
- Drew Goddard may direct next Spider-Man - December 22, 2014
- Trailer : The Wedding Ringer - December 22, 2014
- The Interview only delayed, says Sony lawyer - December 21, 2014
- Trailer : It Follows - December 20, 2014
- Trailer : Kill Me Three Times - December 20, 2014
- The Interview sh*storm still spins - December 20, 2014
- Interview promo suggests Christmas day release still on!? - December 19, 2014
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.