…an exploding contest!

That’s right, I’m going to have a little contest here, and the winner will get their art into the actual theatrical/video release of Wholesale Souls, Inc.

A month or two ago, I invited Paul Binkley onto my backlot set (yeah, right. More like “entry room with dropcloth on wall”) to play the role of Hades—upper-management Satan, if you will. He lives down in the 9th circle of Hell and governs his vast corporate empire via telephone.

Anyway, when we shot the scenes, I had the notion to put a framed picture on Hades’s desk. Well, I had the frame, but unfortunately, nothing to go in it. So I decided to just throw some greenscreen material in it and find something later:

Hades's desk

Now that it’s time to edit this stuff (actually, Parker edited this scene; I’m just doing the compositing), I’m not quite sure what to put in there. I’ve had a few ideas, none of them great, and quite frankly, I’ve got bigger things to worry about. So I thought I’d leave it up to you. Hence:

THE WHOLESALE SOULS, INC. HADES PICTURE FRAME CONTEST EXTRAVAGANZA!
That’s right. All you out there in internet-land have here an opportunity to get your art put on display in my film (albeit, on the desk of a creature so evil it cannot exist in the physical world as anything more than an idea). All you have to do is make a picture that meets the following criteria:

  1. 5″x7″ portrait orientation picture
  2. No text
  3. No use of copyrighted/trademarked symbols, logos or imagery
  4. In color
  5. I personally think a photograph would be the way to go, but I’m open to other art forms as well

E-mail a high-quality JPEG or PNG to me at andrew@exgfilms.com and you will be officially entered into the WHOLESALE SOULS, INC. HADES PICTURE FRAME CONTEST EXTRAVAGANZA! (in other words, I write your name down on a post-it note and stick it to my wall).
I will judge all the entries and make the final decision of which entry will be used. Of course, I reserve the right to make something myself if I feel none of the entries are suitable. I will notify the winner on the eve of the premiere.

What will the winner get? My… um… heartfelt thanks? And… the knowledge of a job well done? And I suppose I could throw in a free DVD.

Of course, none of this makes any difference if nobody’s reading this blog. Which is a distinct possibility.

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