If you’ve never lived in or visited the Texas capitol, here’s something you might not be aware of: the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX is one of the greatest places in the Milky Way to see a movie. It’s a whole experience, with amazing programming and events and beer and food (the Blazing Saddles BBQ pizza is the greatest).
And staying with the general theme of being great, they’re having a contest for aspiring filmmakers and/or potential fans of the upcoming Snakes on a Plane. Fire up your XL-1, here’s the full load:
BLANKS ON A BLANK: A SNAKES ON A PLANE INSPIRED FILMMAKING CHALLENGE
This July, teams of filmmakers all over the world will be participating in the Blanks On A Blank challenge. After registering a team online, participants will be assigned a random animal and vehicle combination and then they will have from that minute until Thursday, August 3rd to submit: either upload their movie directly to our webserver or snailmail their film to us on DVD or miniDV.
Registration for teams is now open. Will continue from now until the final deadline, of Thursday, August 3, 11:59pm (CST). Voting will continue online throughout the process as soon as films start to come in. Online voting will close on Thursday, August 10.
Showings of best Austin films will be Wed, Aug 9 and Thursday, Aug 10 at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown (409 B Colorado St, in downtown Austin, TX)
Theatrical screening of the best of the world’s entries will be Thursday, Aug 17 at 10pm at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX) and lead in directly to a midnight sneak screening of SNAKES ON A PLANE featuring live snakes in the theater and actual snakemeat available on the menu.
ABOUT BLANKS ON A BLANK:
Animals and vehicles: they just don’t mix. The biggest film of this summer, obviously, will show us the inherent dangers of putting motherf***ing snakes on a motherf***ing plane. But what will be the biggest film of NEXT summer?
To us, the success of SNAKES ON A PLANE is a foregone conclusion. And when any film is a success, sequels are inevitable. But how do you follow up the brilliance of S.O.A.P.? Do you put snakes somewhere else? Do you put a different animal on a plane? The options, of course, are endless, and as we were sitting around a table at a pub talking about all the different possible cinematic combinations, we realized that we really, really, really wanted to see all those movies become a reality. And so we set up the Blanks On A Blank filmmaking challenge, giving the whole world the chance to show us the future of animal/vehicle disaster films.
As soon as we receive movies we will post them to our website where people all over the planet can check out the films and vote for which ones they like the best and which ones are just incredibly lame.
There will be cash prizes for the best three films as well as other prizes, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
For any questions or to get your hands on images, photos, etc, contact Henri Mazza, Creative Director for the Alamo Drafthouse at
512-912-0529 (office) or email at
FOR MORE INFORMATION, THE FULL BREAK DOWN OF THE RULES, THE VIDEO TRAILER FOR THE SHOW AND MORE, CHECK OUT WWW.BLANKSONABLANK.COM