Watchmen Fans and aspiring filmmakers get ready as director Zack Snyder launches global Watchmen contest!
Irish Watchmen fans rejoice! Zack Snyder’s WATCHMEN competition, originally for US fans only, is now open to the Republic of Ireland!
Snyder is offering you the opportunity to create “Veidt Enterprises” TV commercials that could end up in the feature film WATCHMEN, scheduled to be released in cinemas on March 6 , 2009. We’ll let Synder explain the concept to you in this video clip:
To get started, download the standard definition and/or high definition assets from the competition site, and then shoot your own original TV commercial that advertises one of the products! Remember, the movie is set in 1985, so TV commercials should be in 4:3 aspect ratio (so it looks like standard TV, not widescreen) and they should be either 15, 30 or 60 seconds in length. The products are all made by “Veidt Enterprises,” and you can download the product logos for your use as well.
The contest ends on at 5pm GMT on July 18th, 2008.The 3 finalists from each country involved will win signed stills from Zack Snyder and have a chance to be included in the WATCHMEN feature film itself. The 3 finalists and top 20 runners-up will also receive a WATCHMEN countdown clock and a keyring.
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?