Guillermo del Toro and Legendary are partnering with Google’s YouTube Spaces in order to find the perfect short horror film in time for Halloween. The deal will also allow for some self promotion on Del Toro’s upcoming haunted house horror Crimson Peak, so everyone’s a winner!
The full details, along with a message from Del Toro himself, can be found below.
The Press Release:
Halloween just got a whole lot scarier as YouTube Spaces, Legendary Entertainment, and master filmmaker Guillermo del Toro are teaming up to deliver horror-inspired content onto the biggest video sharing platform in the world.
Legendary Entertainment is committed to elevating the horror genre with its signature blend of filmmaking craftsmanship and fan-focused passion. As part of 2014’s Halloween holiday celebration, Legendary and YouTube Spaces are partnering to provide the ideal setting and resources to connect with one of the most creative filmmaking communities in the world and seek out the brave new voice in horror.
YouTube creators will have the opportunity to create original videos on terrifying cinematic sets inspired by Guillermo del Toro at YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, and New York as part of a special global programming event on YouTube.
From September 22 through October 28, 2014, YouTube creators will write, shoot, and edit their scariest videos at the YouTube Spaces. As well as appearing on individual creator channels, all content will appear on the YouTube Spaces channel and the official Legendary YouTube channel and be promoted through social media platforms. Videos are slated to go live between October 21 and Halloween.
In celebration of his return to horror with the upcoming Crimson Peak, master of ceremonies Guillermo del Toro will select his scariest videos to come out of each region and provide a personal rough-cut creative consultation with the creators.
The program’s finale will see Legendary offer one lucky YouTube creator a development deal to realize the full potential of their idea.
The effort is part of YouTube Spaces’ tent-pole programming initiative that furthers the Spaces’ mission to bring together the most creative people in the world around celebrated cultural events.
About the Sets:
The Guillermo del Toro-inspired sets vary by Space but may include a Great Room from an old manor house lined with walls of books, a sinister staircase, and Gothic windows that lead out to a haunted garden; a room filled with exotic and occult artifacts from around the world; an abandoned Solarium cluttered with over-grown plants, birdcages, and weathered tools; and a claustrophobic Attic with foreboding art, dusty mirrors, and a hidden trap door.
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