Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve been doing some soul searching. It’s been four months since I put out the last Diary of a Mad Filmmaker vodcast, and that’s a shame. Unfortunately it’s a sacrifice that had to be made because it takes a lot of time to shoot, edit, encode and publish a vodcast—time I just don’t have. This is not to say that the vodcast is being discontinued, it’s just on a hiatus for the time being and will certainly be back by the end of the semester, if not sooner.
That being said, it’s rather sad to not have a regular source of video on this site since it is, after all, a site about making films. And so it is with great excitement that I announce that March will be Exploding Short Month. I will be premiering two new, never-before-seen-on-the-internet shorts every week in the month of March. In addition, there will be other events occurring during the month, and the festivities will culminate in a big announcement.
I’ll just say right now that not all these shorts will be good. Some will be shorter than others, and undoubtedly some will beâ€¦ disappointing. But there are also a few real gems in here that have never before been publicly available, including 2005 Silver Spoon Film Festival honoree Hear, Speak and See, 2006 Poudre High School Film Festival honoree and cult sleeper RRRR, and 2006 Boulder Shoot-Out honoree Selfless Self-Indulgence. These films and many more will be made available for free online viewing in perpetuity starting this March.
I am also announcing a contest, judged solely by myself and solely for my own amusement. Anyone who makes and sends me a short film (or a feature film, if you are… INSANE) will get said film posted on this site, and the maker of the best film will win a free copy of the Wholesale Souls, Inc. DVD. The same applies for two additional categories: screenplay and… let’s say interpretive dance (I’ll need to see a video of the latter in order to judge it).
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST: Tape yourself doing an interpretive dance and send it in, and you’ll probably get a free Wholesale Souls, Inc. DVD. I mean, odds are you’ll be the only person crazy enough to actually do that, so you’ll have very little competition.
There are exciting things and new possibilities coming up, but right now everything is in its nascent stages and I’m not really at liberty to discuss them. (I’ve always wanted to say that!) You can expect lots more activity from Exploding Goldfish Films in the future, and for the moment, TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT EXPLODING SHORT MONTH! The festivities begin on Thursday, March 1st.