Create50 are the record-breaking team behind the 50 Kisses feature film, which came out in 2014 and features 50 tales by 50 writers / writing teams and fifty filmmakers, each featuring a kiss; some tender, some desperate, some sad, some crazy, some horrific and some heartbreakingly wonderful.
You can watch the full film here: http://www.50kissesfilm.com/
This year, one of their boldest and most ambitious projects is coming together - THE IMPACT.
They are seeking stories set in the wake of a horrifying discovery; a world-ending meteor is heading to Earth and will obliterate all life on the planet. Even Starbucks won’t survive this.
The timeline is very specific and the rules are in place. This has to be part of our reality, so there should be no zombies, superheroes, wizards, cyborgs, Great Old Ones, psychics, werebadgers, time-travelling physicians, aliens, talking raccoons or honest politicians.
Every script must be 2 pages or less. No exceptions.
You get to enter 3 x drafts of the same script, after you’ve received feedback from the community. More on the (awesome) community below.
So I entered FREEDOM this week, which is a tale about two prison guards, a teaspoon and a hole in the earth.
The response was…
The community of screenwriters on the site is fantastic. I’ve had feedback straight away, all of it really great, all of it really useful, and all from really decent writers. They too have submitted a script and received feedback (and I’ve fed back on other people’s scripts too), so it’s fantastic for the development of the scripts.
Yep. It’s a goddamn writer love-in. You bring chocolates, I’ll bring the Vaseline.
Thanks to Thomas, Ash, Leigh, Aideen, David, Dee, Kerry, Ben and Sally – you all f*cking rock!
So I’m primed for Draft 2, thanks to this fantastic community of writers.
What happens next?
Well, once the writing part of the competition is closed (deadline August 31st 2015), then the scripts are selected by the Create50 team. I presume this’ll be 50 scripts, but I might be wrong! It could be more. Who knows! Whatever the case, they’ve got an insane task ahead of them – there are hundreds of potential scripts up there already, so I don’t envy their ‘whittling’ process.
From here, filmmakers around the world can download the scripts and produce, shoot and edit their own versions, which is all kinds of cool.
Then… the final 50 films are chosen and stitched together, in an epic edit to make one long feature film about the final hours on Earth.
It will be amazing once it’s complete.
They’re also looking for composers and artists on a variety of projects (not just The Impact). It’s a huge project and massively collaborative.
Check the site out here: http://theimpact.create50.com/about
Get involved. Get writing. Get ready.
I’m off to work on Draft 2 of FREEDOM.
Bring it on.