I’m not sure exactly what kind of doc is going to develop out of this new project called Ten Thirty-One from Giant Step Films, but it’s just cool enough of an idea that I think you should be taking a look and lending them a hand…

The project has a trailer up that explains the idea, but essentially the crew is looking for people all around the world to submit clips of their Halloween –parties, trick’r’treating with the kids, watching movies, costume making, town festivals, haunted house, haunted hausus, pranks, legitimate witchcraft– so that they can be included in the documentary. Again, I’m not sure if they plan some kind of feature-length worldwide supercut of Halloween –Halloweenasqatsi?– or if this is part of some other larger narrative, but the process is simple; take the video, upload the video with a hashtag, send them a link.

Here’s their trailer of sorts, the well-aged quality of which I appreciate…

And here’s a link to their site where you can find all the other info, as well as their Facebook page

I’m really excited to see what comes out of this event, as Halloween is a special holiday that brings something out in people that other festive times do not. From the biggest partiers to the most tightly wound to full-on conservative families, there’s something wonderful about Halloween that limits people’s usual inhibitions towards embracing the scary and the weird. I’d love to see that reflected across the world and have the juxtaposition of so many different cultural approaches to the night.

The American Scream is this year’s great Halloween doc (seriously, see it), and now you’ve got a chance to be a part of next year’s. Do it!