Legendary Filmaker Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Spy Kids, Machete) and Blackberry are working together on a collaborative project called “Project Green Screen” that will co-star YOU, if you’re up to it.
Rodriguez Introduces The Project
Rodriguez already has a script for the short, titled Two Scoops.
It’s about two twin sisters who drive an ice cream truck and kick ass for sport. Trouble ensues when their father is kidnapped by some kind of monster (yet to be created).
TRAILER for Two Scoops
In the Actors Notes of the script, Rodriguez writes:
“I want you to play the part of the girls’ ‘Agent’. You’ll be briefing them on their mission to hunt down the monster that took their father.
Create your character, dress for the role and consider your backdrop.”
ACT I – SCENE – YOU
All you need to do is submit a video of yourself with your fresh take. Deadline is April 3rd.
After that, Rodriguez will pick the video he likes most and finish production, with you of course.
If you want to be an extra in the film, he’s also accepting photos for a sequence in which the twins find a board filled with missing persons.
This is actually the third time Blackberry has done a collaborative project with a professional artist headlining. The first two projects featured singer-songwriter Alicia Keys and writer Neil Gaiman (Stardust, Coraline). The difference is that those two projects had a more limited collaborative aspect to them. Gaiman asked for photos and videos which he would use to create a calendar…Keys accepted multimedia of people’s favorite cities which she would then travel to and film…Zzzz
I’m committed to doing this and I hope you’ll join me. We just need to figure out a new spin on the agent character.
The tendency is to play the part of the agent: “serious and stern”, which is boringly typical.
If you enter this contest, let us know; we’d love to see it.