This is a call to all aspiring horror or thriller writers.
Writing a script is a challenge within itself but the process that follows to make that story come to life can be downright impossible. Thanks to our friends at Seraph Films, your opportunity to have a professional team produce your screenplay is here! Seraph Films is trying something new with launching a Short Film Screenplay contest. The winner will see Seraph Films produce the short over the course of 2017 and have a hollywood red carpet premiere at Seraph’s Halloween Short Film Night for 2017.
Like We Are Indie Horror, Seraph has built a community-focused production model which was made popular with their YouTube series Horror Haiku. The series allowed for the team to show off their chops within the horror genre. Seraph Films is driven by passion and their love of horror and thriller. As of this writing they have produced 18 short films, 3 web series, and one feature-length documentary. Together their projects have won numerous awards internationally.
The writing competition will focus on horror and thriller projects which Seraph is great at. Check out the short Visions or The Shadow Guide if you do not believe us. The link to their YouTube channel, which hosts all the films, can be found below. The latest to come out of the Seraph camp is a ARG and web series titled The Disappearance of Madison Bishop which features the community approach to storytelling.
FearMaker Gene Blalock, director and founder of Seraph Films, says,
Seraph has always sought to involve the independent horror and thriller communities as much as possible, and this contest will enable us to do that more than ever before. Our hope is that this contest can jump-start a writer’s career and give them something tangible to be proud of.
Submitted scripts will be assessed by Seraph‘s development team and then narrowed down into quarter-finalists, semi-finalists, and eventually finalists. Semi-finalists will all receive one or two paragraphs of story notes, and finalists will receive a phone or Skype consultation with the contest judges. Writers may enter the contest on Seraph‘s website or via FilmFreeway. Entries are open until January 31st, 2017.
The prices are as follows:
Early Deadline – Nov 1st, 2016 – $30 / $25 Student*
Regular Deadline – Dec 15th, 2016 – $35 / $30 Student*
Late Deadline – Jan 15th, 2017 – $45 / $35 Student*
Last Chance Deadline – Jan 31st, 2017 – $55 / $45 Student*
More info on the contest can be found by clicking the links below. Best of luck We Are Indie Horror community!