Hellions Kicks Off Short Film Contest, See BTS Footage from the Halloween Horror Film


Hellions Bruce McDonald

Pontypool director Bruce McDonald is at work on a new Halloween-themed horror film called Hellions.  While the man toils in post-production, the team behind the film established a short film contest.  And with this announcement comes a vide from McDonald himself talking about the contest and showing off some behind-the-scenes footage from Hellions.  If your short film is selected, it will appear in McDonald's film.

Read on for the details and check out the video here.

Welcome to the HELLIONS Video Contest!  The contest is open to everyone, and we’re looking for scary videos up to 2 minutes long. The theme: Red. Your submission can take any form – a fake trailer, a scene from a horror script you’ve been working on, a short film all of its own – as long as it somehow connects to Red. Red like blood, red like hellfire, red like blind passion, red like the Blood Moon at Halloween… use your wildest imagination.

You have until February 28, 2014 to get your film to us. The winning entry will be shown within the context of the feature film HELLIONS and the director will be invited to the premiere. The short will appear on a television in a scene of HELLIONS, with the potential to also screen theatrically, in its entirety, along with the feature film; and to be included as a special feature on the DVD/BluRay release of HELLIONS. It’s your opportunity to be seen and talked about!Here’s the best part: the contest will be initially judged by (dramatic pause): You. You, your friends, family, relatives, neighbours, as well as horror fans around the world. It’s your chance to make something cool, then have it voted one of the Audience Favourites, from which the judges will select a winner.In the final round the following judges will pick a winner from the Audience Favourites and their favourites shortlist:

  • Bruce McDonald, the director of Hellions, the psychological zombie-thriller Pontypool, the internationally celebrated Hard Core Logo and a bunch more super cool indie movies
  • Director Rodrigo Gudiño, the twisted mind behind the acclaimed The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, who is also the founder and publisher of the Rue Morgue genre brand and all its media properties
  • Jason Eisener, the director of the cult exploitation action flick Hobo with a Shotgun, as well as segments in horror anthologies The ABCs of Death and V/H/S/2. (Interesting to note, that Jason Eisener started his horror film making career with a similar contest: his short Hobo with a Shotgun won the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse Trailer Contest. This led to an opportunity to make a feature film version of Hobo which then kicked some major a%#@ all over the world. Just sayin’…)

Go to our website at www.HellionsMovie.com for more details about the Contest and how to enter.