So, the deadline for our Grindhouse trailer competition has come and gone. Our crack team of “grindhouse programmers” (led by the very talented Neil Anderson) is going through the submissions and we will narrow it down to the finalists that Robert Rodriguez himself will judge. And, from those, Rodriguez will determine a winner to be shown during his “Grindhouse 101” panel on Sunday, March 11, at SXSW.
When we first proposed this idea to Rodriguez’s office, we never imagined it would take off like it did. Not only did we receive many more submissions than we predicted, but items like this courtesy of AICN, were not expected. It’s really cool, to see a community of international filmmakers (Australia, Philippines, U.K., etc.) embrace this crazy, last-minute idea of guerilla-style creativity. Stay tuned.