What is cooler than Abraham Lincoln fighting vampires? Thomas Jefferson punching sharks, that’s what! Well that is at least the idea behind Badass Digest’s latest film contest. The online magazine is asking their readers to make founding father film fiction to win prizes. The grand prize being a $2750 Sony HD camera! Not only do you get to battle for your shot at a new camera, but all the fake trailers will be judged by writer Seth Grahame-Smith. The genius behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Badass Digest recently announced their first Filmmaking Frenzy contest, Commander-in-Chief: Ultimate Badass, which was inspired by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. They supply you with a list of badass alternate occupations, you marry one to a US president and then make a fake trailer for a movie based on that concept. Will you make George Washington: Psycho Lumberjack? Teddy Roosevelt: Space Assassin? Warren G Harding: Original Gangster? It’s up to you.The prize for the contest will be a Sony prosumer camera valued at $2,750, and the winner will be chosen from a group of finalists decided by Facebook likes. Our panel of judges will watch those shorts and make a final decision.The super exciting news is that Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as well as writer of the movie version, will be one of the judges for the contest. Grahame-Smith also wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, making him the reigning expert on mash-ups and thus the perfect judge.The contest is running through June 18th, so get cracking! Remember that the earlier you submit your video, the more time you have to garner Facebook likes and win! Read all about it, submit your film and see the other films here.