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Published on November 25th, 2019 | by gareth

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1917 One Shot Challenge

I see the movie soon and this looks like a nice event.

ATLANTA (Nov. 08, 2019) –  NBCUniversal  and Ideas United have partnered to produce a video submission  contest targeting  emerging filmmakers to promote Universal Pictures’  thrilling new  epic, ​1917 ​ , from  Oscar®-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes. Set at the height of World War I, the film follows two British soldiers, in  real time, on a seemingly impossible mission, in a race against the clock,  to deliver a critical message to the  frontlines.  Inspired by the style of the movie,  filmmakers are challenged to submit a two-minute video filmed in  one continuous shot, focused on the theme of delivering an urgent message.    “Ideas United has the unique opportunity to tap into a global network of talented filmmakers and creative  thinkers,” said David Roemer, co-founder and CEO, Ideas United. “By partnering with Universal Pictures, we are  able to challenge the next generation of creators with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will help them  showcase their talents and give them a chance to meet some of the filmmakers and cast of ​1917 ​ .”    Ideas United will manage the open call for emerging storytellers through its Campus Movie Fest participants and  its global network of filmmakers, producers, and writers. To be considered, each participant must be 18 years or  older and a U.S. resident. Contestants will have until December 2, 2019, to upload their two-minute video to  Instagram, Facebook or YouTube using the hashtag, “#1917oneshotchallenge” and then upload the public link  to ​1917oneshotchallenge.com​.    Ideas United will narrow submissions to the finalists, and ​1917 ​ filmmakers will select the ultimate winner. The  winner and a guest will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the ​1917 ​ premiere on December 18, 2019.     For more information ​and official rules​, visit ​1917oneshotchallenge.com​.    ###

About ​1917  Sam Mendes, the Oscar​®​-winning director of ​Skyfall ​ , ​Spectre ​ and ​American Beauty ​ , brings his singular vision to  his thrilling new epic, ​1917 ​ .  At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (​Captain Fantastic ​ ’s George MacKay)  and Blake (​Game of Thrones ​ ’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against  time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of  soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
1917 ​ is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with ​Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s ​Penny  Dreadful ​ ). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, ​Revolutionary Road ​ ;  executive producer, ​Away We Go ​ ) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer​, The  Rhythm Section ​ ; associate producer, ​Spectre ​ ), Callum McDougall (executive producer, ​Mary Poppins Returns ​ ,  Skyfall ​ ) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, ​Rocketman ​ ; ​Black Swan ​ ).  The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic  Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide  on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners

 

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