I also want to thank our judges for taking the time out of their busy schedules to watch all the entries (about 3 hours of material). Once again, our judges included: Fight Coordinator Richard Ryan (Dark Knight), Writer & Executive Producer Gillian Horvath (Highlander), KSR Action Aces Agent Michelle Braverman, Swordmaster Anthony DeLongis (Fearless), Writer / Critic Abbie Bernstein, Director Sean Becker (The Guild), and Casting Director Katie Taylor.
Remember that episodes were judged based on ALL criteria including acting, action, story, production value, comedy, and Youtube hits, and while there were episodes that had the best scores in a select category, it was the episodes that averaged best in all categories that made for the best overall Hunted episode!
This year, our affiliates totally kicked ass! Unfortunately, they also wiped out any competition by entering multiple episodes. So in the interest of encouraging new content and not sending the competition running for the hills, our winning affiliates have agreed that contests should allow for multiple entries, but there would be a single winner in each category (first, second and third place). It's like a track and field event where they keep the best score out of three. My plan is to eventually have a sponsor for our affiliates so they don't even have to compete.
So here are the results. Once again, congrats guys!
BLOOD SUCKER PUNCH
Brian Maris, LA
THE CHRONICLES OF KENDALL
Kendall Wells, OR
Dawn "Sam" Alden, LA, CA
BEST ACTION SEQUENCE
HOTTEST FEMALE VAMPIRE
Brian Maris, LA
ACTING, STORY & PRODUCTION VALUE
Steven Vargas, LA
Ned Donovan, NY
David Vaillancourt, LA
Chris Fields & Anthony Chan, FL
All entries along with the winning episodes can be viewed online at
A panel of eight judges rated each episode on acting, action, story, production value and comedy. Judges were instructed on the scale, which ranged from 1 to 10, with “1 being poor, and 10 being awesome”. The scoring sheets from each judge were then tabulated and each episode was given a summary score on each criteria by averaging across all judges, and an overall score, which consisted of a master average across all criteria. Youtube totals were calculated based on total number of views and distributed among a scale of 1-10 based on the top number of hits for an episode.