Just got word that the sci-fi short film David Oyelowo stars in, called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest, will make its world premiere at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival next month.
In you’re in London on Friday, May 4th (it will have a second screening on Saturday May 5th) go check it out!
The screenings will happen at the Apollo Piccadilly, as part of the London-Sci-Fi festival.
Both screenings will be part of the BLINK OF AN EYE shorts programme Click HERE for more info.
In short, the project won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest, which requests that you create a 2 minute pitch for your short film idea, based on a story in the bible, whether directly or loosely, and the winner gets £25,000 (or about $40,000) to produce it. That’s a hefty chunk of change isn’t it? Especially for a 15-minute short.
But it’s a sci-fi project, so $40,000 can get used up really quickly!
In addition, the winner is flown to Hollywood for a week, and where they meet with a Hollywood producer about their completed film, and other industry professionals.
Rahab is said to be based on the Biblical story of the fall of Jericho, and centers on a slave, a spy, a city under siege and a choice to be made that will change their world forever.
The film was shot in 5 days in early July 2011. Post-production took much longer.
By the way, David Oyelowo’s real-life wife, Jessica Oyelowo, also stars.
Don’t be surprised if the film is received well, the $40,000 short could become a multi-million feature film.
Also, if you’re interested in entering the next Enter The Pitch contest round, you can do so HERE.
Watch the trailer for Rahab below: