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Watch Trailer For $40,000 Sci-Fi Dystopian Short Film “Rahab” Starring David Oyelowo

Watch Trailer For $40,000 Sci-Fi Dystopian Short Film "Rahab" Starring David Oyelowo

Here’s your first look at David Oyelowo in the first trailer for at sci-fi short film he stars in called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest.

In short, the contest 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 will be flown to Hollywood for a week, and will have a private meeting with a Hollywood producer about their completed film, and meet 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. Post-production took just nine weeks.

By the way, David Oyelowo’s real-life wife, Jessica Oyelowo, also co-stars.

No word on when the film will eventually debut in full.

I’ll be watching for it. Ya never know… if it’s received well, the $40,000 short could become a multi-million feature film; whether it’ll still star Oyelowo at that point is another story.

Also, if you’re interested in entering the next Enter The Pitch contest round, you can do so HERE.

Watch the trailer below:

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