The ABCs of Death is a compilation of 26 short films from directors around the world. Drafthouse Films is putting together the madness and the 26th director slot is open up to anyone who submits a short. Bad Ass Digest has a bloody and really NSFW red band trailer that features tons of clips from various submissions. There is a huge crop of untapped potential out there and this is a great way to help those filmmakers come to the front lines!
The ABCs of Death will feature shorts from directors like Ti West, Nacho Vigalondo, Jason Eisner and many more!
Check out the letter Tim League and Ant Timpson wrote for the contestants, followed by the trailer!
To THE ABCs OF DEATH 26th Director Filmmakers,
When we approached Magnolia Pictures with the concept of a 26th Director competition being part of the THE ABCs OF DEATH feature film, they were excited as us. And yet the idea that a wildcard filmmaker could end up with a short inside thefeature film still sounded risky to all of us to say the least!
However we’d like to make it official just how f**king ecstatic we are with the competition overall. The number of entries exceeded all expectations and so did the level of creativity and imagination on display. The talent shown in several submissions has been world class and foretells of a great future for horror cinema.
Since there can be only one eventual winner, we want to take a moment to acknowledge that a number of great submissions could have easily been included in the feature film.
Unfortunately though there can be only one, which will be revealed on November 15th, 2011.
And so to every individual who participated in whatever capacity in THE ABCs OF DEATH 26th Director competition…
We thank you from the bottom of our very bloody hearts.
Ant Timpson & Tim League
PRODUCERS of The ABCs of Death