Sunday, November 7, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Join "The Hunted"


So why should you join The Hunted, fight vampires, and help create the coolest first-ever web series based on user content? Other than the sheer coolness of it and the possibility of winning $1000, we've compiled our list of Top Ten reasons to bring you over to the dark side (we have cookies!)

1. Win $1000!
Did we already mention $1000? Regular contests offer cash prizes including 1000 freakin dollars for best episode!

2. Professional Judges
Episodes are judged by a panel of Hollywood professionals including directors, writers, stunt coordinators and talent agents. Click here for a list of judges from our last contest.

3. Exposure
The Hunted is one of the longest running shows online and has a ready-made following of fans and filmmakers around the world. Regardless of where you live, you can be a part of a show based in Los Angeles.

4. Showcase Your Skills
Thanks to The Hunted, our first contest winner in Oregon not only landed a part in the TV series "Leverage", he also signed with a top Hollywood agent.

5. It's Easy
Episodes are only 6-8 minutes long and can be shot practically anywhere in a single weekend. And it's definitely easier than creating an entire web series from scratch - designing a website, building a fanbase, marketing the thing, and having to come up with episodes every day to keep your fans engaged.

6. It's Cheap
Thanks to reality TV, episodes can be shot on virtually no budget with a minimum of equipment, cast and crew.

7. It's Cool
And vampires are hot!

8. Try Something New
It's the perfect opportunity for a writer to act, an actor to direct, or someone who has no experience whatsoever. All three winners of our first contest had never done anything like this before. And many of our contest winners have also gone on to become "affiliates" with their own spinoff shows and custom URL like

9. You've Got Nothing to Lose
Unlike many online contests, there's no cost to enter, you keep all rights to your video and you will definitely gain some practical experience and cool footage!

10. Go for it!
Stop waiting around for someone to give you the time, money or permission to shoot something. Give it a shot! Besides, there's vampires that need slayin.

Sounds cool, so what do I do?

Simply post your episode to your Youtube account and send us the link.
We'll add it to our playlist and your episode will be automatically entered into our next contest.

For more info on creating your own episode, check out our tips page or contact us at and we can work with you to develop an idea that's in keeping with the concept of the show.
(Note: you can't kill our vamps with a stake)

If you'd like to help shoot an episode, The Hunted needs actors, writers, directors, editors, musicians, VFX artists, stuntmen, producers, extras, and regular folk who just want to kick some vampire ass. Post your info on our "Slayer Central" bulletin board or our Facebook group.

And finally, if you'd rather not bother mucking about slaying vampires, you can simply become one of our Official Sponsors and donate by clicking on the Paypal link below (thank you - you rock!).

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