We are going to start our week of diversions with an awesome little faux trailer made for a little contest being held over at Filmmaking Frenzy. As many of you may know, this is an Austin based website that will just plain rock your world. It has already taken the world of Sweding to a whole new level. And they’ve continued to rock hard by holding various contests for budding filmmakers, including the 2008 Fantastic Fest Bumper Contest, in which online entries were taken to create a film festival bumper video (the festival trailer shown before every movie). Their prizes are generally pretty awesome and their contest entries are always entertaining.
As part of their most recent contest (or “Frenzy”), dubbed “Pimp My TV,” Filmmaking Frenzy called upon contestants to take a favorite TV show and create a trailer for the movie adaptation that they would make out of it. The entry above is called At the Movies: The Movie, based on the long-running movie review show “At the Movies” with Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. Created by “The Fattest Thumb,” At the Movies took home the contest’s audience award. Suffice it to say that it certainly got my vote, as it explores the torrid and tragic relationship between two icons of film criticism.
For more on the competition and to see other winners (including the Bob Ross-inspired Grand Prize winner), check out Filmmaking Frenzy. For more daily goodness, check out the Daily Diversion archive. Send us your own daily diversion to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alright fine, I just watched the winner of the competition and I just have to post that as well. Note the sheer awesome brought by the combination of The Doors and Bob Ross: