My name is John and I’m a top 8 finalist in the Project Greenlight Australia filmmaking contest — a bit like Australian Idol for filmmakers.
The winner is given a $1 million budget and guaranteed theatrical release for their feature film, in my case a comedy about Canberra.
The top 8 contestants were required to make short films, with audience voting deciding which contestants go through to the top 4.
The short films were televised on Foxtel’s Movie Extra, and assessed by a panel of judges. In my case, all 3 judges (Megan Spencer, Jeremy Sims and Mick Molloy) gave me the thumbs up and recommended the audience vote for me.
You can view the short film I made (starring Bud Tingwell) and vote for me online at Project Greenlight, and you can also vote by texting ‘John’ to 1999 7222 (cost 55c).
Voting closes midnight Sunday, so vote early and vote often, and help me bring a million dollar film production to Canberra!
If you have any questions about the contest, leave them in the comments section and I’ll try and answer.