Ant Timpson, Magnet Pictures and Drafthouse Films, the producers of the THE ABCs OF DEATH, have announced the top ten shorts in the 26th Filmmaker Competition as determined by audience voting along with three wildcard "producers picks."
Filmmakers all over the world created short films that involved a tale about death based on a word beginning with ‘T’. The feature film will eventually be made up of 26 chapters with each letter of the alphabet representing the work of a different director and a way to die.
Over 170 shorts were submitted to the competition and 45,000 votes were then cast by the public before a top ten that included Tantrum, Turbo, Toilet, Tamales, Time (x2), Tomato, Trick, Table and Tranny. The twenty-five other established directors will then vote on the thirteen finalists and choose an eventual winner whose short will be the ‘T’ segment in the THE ABCs OF DEATH motion picture.
Ant Timpson co-producer of THE ABCs OF DEATH said, "the winner of this competition will suddenly get a major profile boost which hopefully will further their career. We were astounded at the depth of quality in the submissions; the directors will have a tough job narrowing the field down to just one short."
THE TOP TEN FILMS AS CHOSEN BY PUBLIC
T is for TURBO : Road Warrior meets BMX Bandits with this chunk of high octane visually appealing splatterfest.
T is for TERMITE by Steve Daniels, a strongly directed piece that seems like the prologue to a great feature about a backwoods exterminator with a boombox.