The results of the first $1000 Hunted Youtube Contest are in!
Let me start by saying that this was an extremely close competition and I want to thank all of the entrants for their hard work. I know firsthand what it’s like to put together an episode from the ground up – rehearsal, production, editing, craft services. It ain’t easy to follow though and finish a film. Ask anyone in Hollywood. And anyone who can pull that off deserve some serious props!
OK, so who won? I know you want to cheat and jump down to the bottom of this (if you haven’t already done so), but first I want to thank all our judges for coming out to the screening and taking the time to carefully consider all of the entries. Translation – don’t blame me if you don’t agree with the outcome. Our panel in attendance included Hollywood professionals: Writer & Executive Producer Gillian Horvath, Director Bill Malone, Stunt Coordinator Jeff Pruitt, Swordmaster Anthony DeLongis, VFX Supervisor Ian Hunter, Writer / Critic Abbie Bernstein and Script Coordinator Kerry Glover. For full credits, check out http://thehuntedtv.blogspot.com/2009/05/youtube-contest-judges-announced.html
Remember that episodes were judged based on several criteria including acting, action, story, production value and comedy, and while there were episodes that had the best scores in a select category – most notably “Fuzz Meets Fangs” for action which caught the attention of our stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt, and “EDEN” for production value which really impressed our director Bill Malone, but in the end, it was the episodes that averaged best in all categories that made for the best overall Hunted episode!
Don’t Try This at Home
Kendall Wells, OR
Ann Coccagnia, LA
The Ultimate Weapon
Jason Wong, LA
All entries along with the winning episodes can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/user/thehuntedtv
For official stats, check out http://www.thehunted.tv/winners.html