Still thinkin about shooting a Hunted episode? Better think fast, contest deadline is just a month away (June 17). Just remember that it's only 5-10 minutes (which you can totally shoot in a weekend), you've got way more time than some 48-hour film contest, and there's no experience required. All three of our first year winners had never done anything like this before - http://thehuntedtv.blogspot.com/2009/11/winners-of-first-1000-hunted-youtube.html
And then there's $1000.
But wait, there's still more! Our sponsors have come forward to sweeten the pot a bit:
1) Vampfangs is now sponsoring the "Hottest Female Vamp" award with $100 cash, and a featured print layout as an official Vampfangs girl on their website at www.vampfangs.com.
2) Combat Con (http://thecombatcon.com/) is now sponsoring the "Best Action" award with $100 cash, 2 tickets to Combat Con in Vegas, a screening of the episode at the event, and a seat at The Hunted panel.
Along with second and third place winnings, that brings our total to an estimated $3000 in cash and prizes!
We've also been invited to a few new film festivals where the winning episodes will be screened. So in addition to "Action on Film" in LA and "Vampire Film Festival" in New Orleans, we will now be featured at "Combat Con" in Vegas and "Gen Con" in Indianapolis.
Finally, we are pleased and honored to announce our awesome lineup of judges for the Third Annual $1000 Hunted Youtube Contest! I'd like to thank all of our judges for donating their time to be a part of the show. I think that aside from the cash and prizes, this is the real opportunity for anyone entering the contest - to be seen by industry professionals. Thanks to our first contest, Kendall Wells from Oregon not only landed a role in "Leverage", but also signed with a top Hollywood agent.
And our judges for the Third Annual $1000 Hunted Youtube Contest are...
Richard Ryan (http://www.stagefight.com/) - Fight Coordinator for feature films such as "Sherlock Holmes", "The Dark Knight", "Golden Compass", "Stardust" and "Troy". He is also the only British Fight Master to hold Master status in the Society of American Fight Directors.
Gillian Horvath (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0395741/) - Creative Consultant, Producer, and Writer for TV shows such as "Sanctuary", "Highlander", "Xena", "Beastmaster", "Forever Knight", "Painkiller Jane", "Flash Gordon", "Queen of Swords", "Mythquest", and "Andromeda".
Anthony Delongis (http://www.delongis.com/) - SwordMaster, Weapons Expert and Actor credited in films such as "Fearless", "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull", "The Rundown", "Secondhand Lions", "Batman Returns", "Far and Away", "Sword and the Sorcerer", "Masters of the Universe", and on TV in shows such as "Highlander", "Star Trek Voyager", "Babylon 5", "Queen of Swords", "Magnificent Seven", "Sinbad", and "Conan".
Michelle Braverman - Agent / Director of Action Aces KSR (http://ksrtalent.com/), one of the top talent agencies in Hollywood. Michelle's clients have worked in such films as "Pirates of the Carribbean", "Spiderman", "Flags of our Fathers", "3:10 to Yuma", "Panet of the Apes", "Transformers", "Alias", and "Buffy".
Katie Taylor of Taylor Casting - Casting Director for commercials, print, TV, music videos, and film. Her extensive list of clients and projects include Spike Jones, Zack Snyder, "Where the Wild Things Are", "Litttle Miss Sunshine", Josh Grobin, Santana, Macy Grey, FOX Searchlight, CSI, Super Nanny, AT&T, Gatorade, Coke, Nike, Adidas, Target, VW, Kawasaki, and Sony PS2.
Kerry Glover - Writer, Producer and Script Coordinator for shows such as TV's "Leverage", "Bionic Woman", "Stephen King's Dead Zone", "Stargate:Atlantis", and "Stargate: Infinity". Kerry is also one of the original writers for "The Hunted", and has played the roles of "Harriet" and "Mikey" on several occassions. She was also responsible for helping our first contest winner, Kendall Wells, secure a role on "Leverage".
Abbie Bernstein - Film Critic and Writer for Fangoria, Drama-Logue, IF Magazine, Dreamwatch, Drama-logue, and writer for books guides on Firefly, Serenity and Fantastic Four. Abbie has also produced her own episode of The Hunted entitled "Overlords, Inc." which features myself, Anthony Delongis, Camden Toy (Buffy), Bonnie Fredericy (Chuck), and Steve Tartalia (Buffy).
And last but not least, I just heard that Sean Becker is also on board - the director of "Comedy Gumbo", "The Jeff Lewis 5 Minute Comedy Hour" and the award-winning web series "The Guild" featuring Felicia Day.
I will also be on the judging panel (http://www.robertchapin.com) as Writer / Actor / Series Producer for "The Hunted", Star of "Ring of Steel" and "Dragon Fury", Fight Choreographer, Second Unit Director, and VFX artist on films such as "Shutter Island", "X-Men", "Cloverfield", "Riddick" and "Fantastic Four".
Once again, the episodes will be judged based on an average of votes between all of our judges and Youtube views, so the sooner you enter, the better! The criteria for judging will also include acting, action, storyline, production value & comedy with additional judging for best action sequence and hottest female vamp.
If you have any questions or need help with storyline, cast, crew, effects or whatever, don't hesitate to check out our community forum at http://www.thehunted.tv/phpbb/index.php or send us an email at email@example.com
And if you're still not convinced, check out everything else The Hunted contest has to offer in our Top Ten list - http://www.thehunted.tv/affiliate.htm
Good luck guys and happy hunting!