Bruce McDonald Wants Your Short To Be Part Of HELLIONS! Check Out A New Still And Contest Details!

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Bruce McDonald Wants Your Short To Be Part Of HELLIONS! Check Out A New Still And Contest Details!
Okay, all you aspiring filmmakers out there, here's a chance to be part of something very cool.

Pontypool and Hard Core Logo director Bruce McDonald is currently in post on his latest film Hellions and he wants two minutes from you to include in the film. That's right, the Hellions producers are holding an open contest to find a two minute short film somehow themed around the color red to include within the feature itself. It can be a standalone short, a snippet of a proposed feature, a trailer for something that doesn't exist ... as long as it involves the color red it qualifies and the winning short will be included within the film itself - playing on a TV screen within the movie - as well as included in the eventual DVD release and potentially shown alongside the feature in some theatrical screenings with the director brought out to the premiere.

Check all the details in the video and press release below and also click the image below to get a larger version of the new still from the film - in all its infrared glory - that you see above.

Welcome to the HELLIONS Video Contest!

The contest is open to everyone, and we're looking for scary videos up to 2 minutes long. The theme: Red. Your submission can take any form - a fake trailer, a scene from a horror script you've been working on, a short film all of its own - as long as it somehow connects to Red. Red like blood, red like hellfire, red like blind passion, red like the Blood Moon at Halloween... use your wildest imagination.

You have until February 28, 2014 to get your film to us. The winning entry will be shown within the context of the feature film HELLIONS and the director will be invited to the premiere. The short will appear on a television in a scene of HELLIONS, with the potential to also screen theatrically, in its entirety, along with the feature film; and to be included as a special feature on the DVD/BluRay release of HELLIONS. It's your opportunity to be seen and talked about!

Here's the best part: the contest will be initially judged by (dramatic pause): You. You, your friends, family, relatives, neighbours, as well as horror fans around the world. It's your chance to make something cool, then have it voted one of the Audience Favourites, from which the judges will select a winner.

In the final round the following judges will pick a winner from the Audience Favourites and their favourites shortlist:

Bruce McDonald, the director of Hellions, the psychological zombie-thriller Pontypool, the internationally celebrated Hard Core Logo and a bunch more super cool indie movies;
Rodrigo Gudiño, the twisted mind behind the acclaimed The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, who is also the founder and publisher of the Rue Morgue genre brand and all its media properties; and

Jason Eisener, the director of the cult exploitation action flick Hobo with a Shotgun, as well as segments in horror anthologies The ABCs of Death and V/H/S/2. (Interesting to note, that Jason Eisener started his horror film making career with a similar contest: his short Hobo with a Shotgun won the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse Trailer Contest. This led to an opportunity to make a feature film version of Hobo which then kicked some major a%#@ all over the world. Just sayin'...)

Go to our website at for more details about the Contest and how to enter.

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We can't wait to see what you come up with! May the creepiest video prevail!

More info about HELLIONS

HELLIONS, helmed by maverick indie director Bruce McDonald, is a horror-thriller, starring newcomer Chloe Rose ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"), about a teenager who must survive a Halloween night from hell when three malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door.

Joining Rose is award winning actor Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, "True Blood", "The X-Files") in the role of a tough-as-nails cop Mike Corman. The cast also includes Rossif Sutherland ("Reign", "Crossing Lines", "ER"), Rachel Wilson ("Republic of Doyle", "The Kennedy's"), Peter Dacunha (Haunter, "Reign") and Luke Bilyk ("Degrassi: The Next Generation").

HELLIONS is penned by Pascal Trottier (The Colony) and produced by Frank Siracusa (Hobo with a Shotgun) of Whizbang Films and Paul Lenart of Storyteller Pictures. The film is produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, and in association with Bell Media's The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central.

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