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Attention, Screenwriters: Here’s Your Chance to Write Dialogue for Godard

Attention, Screenwriters: Here's Your Chance to Write Dialogue for Godard

Seed&Spark’s BRIGHT IDEAS Magazine will premiere a 50th anniversary remix of Godard’s “Alphaville” at the Slamdance Film Festival and they’re putting a call out for dialogue submissions.

From January 7-19, entrants can visit to submit your version of Lemmy Caution’s dialogue. The grand prize winner will receive a writing credit on the film, which will premiere at Slamdance, plus $500 towards a Seed&Spark crowdfunding campaign.

Shot (in French) and starring Caitlin FitzGerald (“Masters of Sex”) and Brennan Kelleher (“Starship Icarus”), “ALPHAVILLE: A Remix,” in collaboration with Digital Bolex and Syrp, is the first official film production of Seed&Spark’s BRIGHT IDEAS Magazine. 

“Beginning with our first issue,” said BRIGHT IDEAS Editor and “ALPHAVILLE: A Remix” director James Kaelan in a statement, “we’ve made it part of our mission to celebrate—and reimagine—some of our favorite films turning 50 to keep the present of independent cinema connected to the past. Last year we designed a new poster for “Dr. Strangelove” and wild-posted it around San Francisco. This year we’ve conceived a feminist inversion of a scene from Godard’s 1965 surrealist sci-fi experiment, “Alphaville.” And we’re thrilled to be premiering it as part of the Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmakers’ Showcase at Slamdance.”

Photographed by cinematographer Eve M. Cohen on the model of 50-year-old lenses Raul Coutard used back in 1965, and lit by Hive Lighting, “ALPHAVILLE: A Remix” was shot in black-and-white.

“To best capture the iconic feel of Godard’s Nouvelle Vague films,” said Cohen in a statement, “we shot on a Digital Bolex D16 Monochrome outfitted with one compact Schneider Cinegon 18mm lens. This original glass mimics the focus fall-off and highlight treatment—with very little distortion—that you can only get with 60s optics.”

The opening credits of the film also feature dynamic behind-the-scenes motion time lapses photographed by Max Silverman using the Syrp Genie and Magic Carpet.

The final film, featuring the winning subtitles, will be available free online at after its Slamdance premiere.

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