The ABCs of Death “26th Director Competition” has been an incredible success. The search to find the 26th director to join the world’s leading genre filmmakers in the ultimate horror anthology has produced over 170 short films from from UK, USA, Australia, Japan, France, Spain, Columbia, Ukraine, New Zealand, Croatia, Germany, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Poland, Quebec, Chile. The competition has yielded over 35,000 individual votes.
Here is a new red band video that includes footage from several of the contest entries and below is a note from producers Ant Timpson & Tim League about the contest. Voting will remain open until 10/31. Vote for your favorite and please help spread the word! Watch the shorts and vote here!
“26 directors – 26 ways to die. THE ABCs OF DEATH is an ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, THE ABCs OF DEATH is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were given free reign to choose a word to represent a form of death based on their letter.” “To THE ABCs OF DEATH 26th Director Filmmakers,
When we approached Magnolia Pictures with the concept of a 26th Director competition being part of the THE ABCs OF DEATH feature film, they were excited as us. And yet the idea that a wildcard filmmaker could end up with a short inside thefeature film still sounded risky to all of us to say the least!
However we’d like to make it official just how f**king ecstatic we are with the competition overall. The number of entries exceeded all expectations and so did the level of creativity and imagination on display. The talent shown in several submissions has been world class and foretells of a great future for horror cinema.
Since there can be only one eventual winner, we want to take a moment to acknowledge that a number of great submissions could have easily been included in the feature film.
Unfortunately though there can be only one, which will be revealed on November 15th, 2011.
And so to every individual who participated in whatever capacity in THE ABCs OF DEATH 26th Director competition…
We thank you from the bottom of our very bloody hearts.
Ant Timpson & Tim League
PRODUCERS of The ABCs of Death”