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Can you grind out the best from scratch GRINDHOUSE trailer for SXSW and Rodriguez?

Published at: Jan. 15, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks Harry here - figured some of you industrious hungry filmmaker types might be interested in sleazing and oozing your way to the eyes of Rodriguez. All you have to do is come up with your best work of Grindhouse exploitation trailer-making. Exploit away!

SXSW and Robert Rodriguez Want ‘Grindhouse Trailers’ for 2007 Austin, TX - January 15, 2007 - The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival is putting out a call to filmmakers who would like to submit their best "grindhouse trailer," in honor of the April release from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, Grindhouse. A sample of the best submissions will be judged by Rodriguez himself, and presented during SXSW, on March 11, 2007. Filmmakers have a deadline of February 12 to submit their “grindhouse trailer” (no longer than two minutes in length) to SXSW. The trailer should be made for a fictional feature-film, just like those being made by celebrity directors Eli Roth and Rob Zombie for Grindhouse. From those submissions, Rodriguez will determine the best of the bunch, and it will screen during a special presentation entitled “Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse 101” on Sunday, March 11. During the presentation, Rodriguez will share stories and footage from the making of the upcoming Dimension Films release. “We really want filmmakers to come up with something fun, scary, freaky, and out-of-this-world for the competition,” says SXSW Festival Producer Matt Dentler. “This competition, like Grindhouse itself, is in the true spirit of innovative and fast-paced filmmaking.” Submissions must arrive no later than February 12, to: “SXSW Grindhouse Trailers,” P.O. Box 4999, Austin, TX 78765. There is no application fee, but the trailers must be under two minutes in length, and made within the last 12 months. Films that have already been submitted to SXSW for 2007 consideration, are not eligible. The 2007 SXSW Film Festival occurs March 9-17 throughout downtown Austin, TX. Grindhouse will open nationwide on April 6, 2007.

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  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    First

    by AddictedtoBoobs

    First! Can't wait for Grindhouse

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    $$$

    by caravaggio

    so what's the prize?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Time to put your money where your mouths are TB's!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    A lot of people bitch about QT's and RR's movies and what's wrong with them here. Time to put up or shut up! <p>I'll be doing one that's for sure. Sounds great fun!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    sounds easy to win

    by caravaggio

    bet i win it

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I'll be submitting...

    by Dr Gregory House

    "Transvestite Pussy Eating Ghouls from Uranus". I'd like to thank the Academy, in advance.....

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    how to win this contest

    by caravaggio

    1. rent 42nd Street Forever 2. jack 3. collect no money for hard work

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    MetalWater, you are the type of person...

    by Talkbacker with no name

    ...I was talking about. The prize as I see it is for aspiring filmmakers to get their work shown to the public at a very cool event. Not only that but could also open up a few doors and be able to get some much need publicity for work...plus it's a fun thing to do! <p>People like QT and RR are out there doing what they love and providing a lot of entertainment for people. you on the other hand sit at your computer putting people down and not really doing anything with your life. I really hope you are not deluded enough to consider yourself a film lover tut tut.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    MetalWater's on to something...

    by caravaggio

    "torturous twosome of terrible trashy troubles"- the grindhouse trailer. that's a winner!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    why should it, MetalWater?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    It's cool enough they are doing this. Why does it HAVE to be in the movie? Who died and made you king of the zom...er film makers? <p>You just don't get it do ya? It's not about winning a prize.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    industrious hungry filmmaker types GOTTA EAT

    by caravaggio

    publicity is so easy to get now days. how many people are going to see the "grindhouse trailer contest winner at SXSW? a thousand? how many people would see it on youtube/ myspace/ links from AICN in a day?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    MetalWater...

    by Zarles

    ...kill yourself. You obviously get no joy out of life at all, so it's the only reasonable answer. Christ, you make the jackasses in the Lost talkback look downright slaphappy.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Oh I have the perfect idea

    by mukhtabi

    Nothing like redneck sex... and fireworks! BUWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Nationality of winner...

    by Brendon

    ..open to worldwide contestants? Or US residents only?

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    MACHETE IS COOKIN THE BOOKS

    by DOGSOUP

    By "Cookin" I mean overshadowing the other trailers enough where I want to see a full length Machete movie starring Danny Trejo. Fuck yeah!

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Like caravaggio said...

    by BannedOnTheRun

    The consolation prize these days is that you can post your losing video to YouTube and potentially be seen by many thousands more than would have seen it at SXSW. You need to read the fine print, though (all submissions become the property of, etc.). I do see MetalWater's point: look at how many generations of musicians have been boned out of royalties in exchange for the chance to "be seen and generate publicity." 'Cause we all know that indie filmmakers GOTTA EAT TOO.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    "Let's shoot this fucker!" - Martin Balsam as Bela

    by Doctor_Sin

    Drag-racing Nazi zombies? Vampire biker chicks/girl gang? Pimps and hos vs alien invaders? Yeah - Let's do it.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    I'm a plant?

    by Zarles

    Bullshit. I'm a Venus flytrap, motherfucker. MetalWater, whatever medications you're on, up the dosage. Negro please? Fuck off, ya little turd.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Trapped in a.........

    by MrFacety

    It's sometime in the distant future. Political correctness has prevailed. Our chick loving heroes take a road trip to a concert and have engine trouble. They have broken down in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country. One of the most dangerous GAY neighborhoods in the country. Clinch your fists and cheeks kiddies its.... BAD MAN IN FAG LAND coming soon................

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 5:36 p.m. CST

    BAD MAN IN FAG LAND

    by MrFacety

    EXT.GAS STATION. NIGHT A hulking police officer walks slowly towards a stalled and now classic Cadillac Escalade. He leans into the driverside window while his hand remains on his holstered weapon. COP (extremely effeminate voice) Hey, motherfucker. The driver and his pal are shocked by the voice not matching the image. He scrambles for a pistol hidden between the seats. CUT TO: BLACK The words CUMMING SOON blaze across the screen.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    STOP WINING.

    by MrFacety

    I've written Eight scripts and have tried for years to get them optioned. No luck. I made sure I got a degree so I can pursue film making without being angry. Film school isn't necessary to be a film maker. Get a degree morons. Hollywood loves that they have your dream in their paws, and their favorite fuckin word is NO. No aint stopping me from getting laid. I drive a 5 series with or without the bloodsuckers.

  • Jan. 15, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    That's Martin LANDAU as Bela...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...you limey cocksucker. ;o)

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    regarding Metalwater.

    by DocPazuzu

    ...He's rapidly becoming the new Fettastic of talkback. The guy can't type one single sentence without irking scores of other talkbackers, no matter how innocuous he tries to be. Just check out this post, his take on what Star Wars would have been like under his protective wing: http://tinyurl.com/yg8ole

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST

    MetalWater

    by DocPazuzu

    Surely even you must have understood that I was referring to the series, not ep 4. Either way, your comments about the SW universe pretty much sum you up.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Why must they make a cheap shitty sequel?

    by LittleDudes

    CAUSE STUDIO GOTTA EAT.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 2:41 a.m. CST

    I would actually like to do this

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    But I'm not sure these guys would accept a trailer starring a Butters action figure. What am I going to do, though? This is the best acting talent I can afford to hire. That son of a bitch complained all the way through the filming of Franklin T Marmoset's The Hobbit. It's all hookers this and coke that and per diem the other. Fucking actors.<p>Anyway, good luck to everyone who enters this Grindhouse promotional opportunity, which I agree is a fun idea.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Metalwater - Did you ever consider...

    by GilesT

    ...that maybe they want to see what the quality of entries is like before they go out on a limb by saying that the winning trailer will become part of the film? If even the best entry isn't up to par, they'd seem like tossers for reneging on their promise to include it. On the other hand, if its really good, and they do THEN decide to include it in the final edit, 1) the winner gets all the more kudos for them never having made it part of the competition in the first place, and 2) EVERYONE gets more media coverage cause now its even more of a story. Just a thought...

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 5:32 a.m. CST

    GilesT, of course he didn't think of that

    by Talkbacker with no name

    the guy doesn't have the ability to think. Trolling on the other hand...

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    So now I'm a gay plant. Awesome.

    by Zarles

    So you're a raging homophobe too, eh? Quite the resume you've got going there. So have you killed yourself yet? We're all waiting.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    some ideas:

    by gride9000

    9999 AD this one would be a futurama type plot, but only hot women and ninjas exist in the year 9999 AD! LATTER-DAY SINNERS Mormon Girls gone bad party and fuck their way through those tough college years, but end up teaching everyone the importance of friendship. THE BALLERS One brother: on his way to basket ball dreams, the other brother (from the same mother) is a coke dealer with a mean streak. When the ball players best friend is gunned down by a drive-by, he seeks revenge on his own kin. FIST OF THE LEPRAECHAUN On St. Patty's day a lone warrior is sent to use his "Clover Style" against a league of extraordinary Leprichaun warriors.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    i agree

    by wanna_bannana

    Metalwater is a fool,and has no credibility in his arguements as far as i am concerned. He complains for the sake of complaining. There is no positive thinking for him/her, Metal dislikes everyone more talented/smarter. And from the way he bashes QT and RR, you would think he was bitter about being bitched slapped by the first of the two? hmmm.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Serial Killer Scavenger Hunt

    by TheDudeinLA

    Check out my site...DementedEnt.com I am so ready to be in a Grindhouse sequel! Take a peek for yourself.

  • Jan. 16, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Is Making Sure MetalWater Is A Real Asswipe, Wrong???

    by Zarles

    Because if it is, I don't want to be right.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Trailer entry from London

    by Neon Killer

    Prepare yourselves for: SLASH HIVE (aka 12 WASPS FOR SOLANGE) and TRANNIBAL FLESH FEAST........ Coming to Texas in the mail very soon.......

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Don't care abt a prize

    by soylentphil

    But how can we find out if what we sent was shown? And putting it in the film is an idea that's too late. Put the good ones on the DVD.