The $1000 Youtube contest is heating up and we've got all kinds of awesome news.
First up, our contest deadline has been extended to April 12th. We've had some great response and/or pleas from folks who need just a little more time to make their episodes truly kickass, folks who just found out about the contest, and folks who are still wondering what a codec is. But take note this is our last reprieve since judging will take place on April 17th, and we need at least a week to allow folks to vote on episodes and prep for our screening night.
I've only heard bits and pieces about some of the episodes in the works. From what I understand, we've got episodes shooting in LA, New York, Missouri, Oregon, Tampa, England and Africa. And from what I've seen so far, the episodes are looking awesome!
Here's a few shots from Brian Peters' episode "Bite Club" shot at the amazing City Museum in St Louis: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=161243&id=509551035&ref=mf
Spenser Coates (recently seen in Con Job 2) has put together a trailer for her episode "The Hunted Goes to Book Club" with a few recognizable faces from The Dungeonmaster show in LA: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1272189239515&ref=mf
And thanks to the folks who hustled to the set of Brian Maris' episode last week in LA. For those of you who don't know, Brian has some serious credits working on shows like "Dark Knight".
And if you haven't seen 'em yet, we've got three contest episodes online, so check 'em out and vote! Two episodes are from our affiliate in Oregon that can... not... be... stopped! Kendall Wells, aka "The Chronicles of Kendall", keeps cranking out kickass episodes with "Desert Storm" and "Hunted? Hunted". The third contest entry is from Ned Donovan, a student of Mark Bedell's in Ithaca, NY called "Expulsion" Ned has teamed up with his theater department to come up with an entire season of his series and we're proud to announce them as our third official affiliate "The Hunted - Expulsion"
So what's with this affiliate thing? Affiliates are uber-talented but crazed individuals who have expressed an interest in producing ongoing content for The Hunted. They will be our focus for future sponsorship through programs like Kickstarter and Blip.tv. If you have an interest in becoming an official affiliate, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll also notice that affiliates are now featured in our new episode listing page (http://www.thehunted.tv/youtube_episodes.html) along with fan episodes, contest episodes, and a listing of our top ten Hunted episodes (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=92E2C6C8C701A776). If you've got a favorite episode and you'd like to see it in our top ten, check out our new poll at http://poll.fm/1p8dx
In marketing news, The Hunted is now listed with SciFinal.com - a listing of virtually every sci-fi/fantasy internet show out there.
Winners from the first $1000 Youtube contest have been submitted to San Diego's 2010 Comic-Con Film Festival along with the episode "Con Job 2" which was also submitted to Dragon Con in Georgia.
Derek Conley (our Tampa Affiliate) was featured on the talk radio show "Until You Walk the Path, You Don't Know Where it Goes" where he "pimped the hell out of The Hunted" - thanks Derek! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2010/03/07/until-you-walk-the-path-you-dont-know-where-it-goe
And finally, I have been interviewed by "IF Magazine" about the Hunted, it's origins, and all sorts of things I commented on that I'll someday regret. I'll definitely post the article which should be online soon.
Thanks for the support guys - I can't wait to see these contest episodes!