THE HUNTED is a sword-slinging, vampire-slaying internet series that's based on user content, which means episodes can be shot by virtually anyone anywhere. The episodes are 5-10 minutes long and shot "reality-TV" style, which means you don't need all that fancy-schmancy equipment. For more information on creating a Hunted episode, check out our tips page.
Now with over $2000 in cash and prizes, professional Hollywood judges, a 48 hour film contest, and a chance to appear in the Hunted feature film, there are more reasons than ever to shoot a freakin Hunted episode.
This year, in addition to our $1000 grand prize, qualified episodes will be seen in the climax of The Hunted Feature Film currently in production. For more info on how to be a part of this awesomeness, click here.
Also new this year is our 48hr film competition to be held at SlayerCon (aka Combat Con) in Las Vegas on July 6-8. Winning entries shot at Combat Con 2012 will qualify for bragging rights as well as an extra $250 in prize money in addition to the $1000 grand prize and chance to appear in the feature film.
Finalists will be seen by a panel of Hollywood professionals - Directors, Writers, Producers, Stunt Coordinators, Agents, etc. Click here for a list of past judges. Thanks to our first contest, Kendall Wells from Oregon not only landed a featured role on "Leverage", he also signed with a top Hollywood agent. And like many of our contest winners, he quickly became one of our top affiliates with his own series.
And finally, winning episodes will receive featured placement on The Hunted website, Youtube Channel, Facebook, and screenings at upcoming film festivals.
So go for it. There's no cost to enter and you keep all rights to your video. Still not convinced? Check out our Top Ten reasons to shoot a Hunted Episode
QUICK STEPS TO ENTER CONTEST
1. Create a 5-10 minute Hunted episode in the style of the show following rules for The Hunted, Vampires and Slayers found at http://www.thehunted.tv/frameset_profiles. Note - you can't kill our vamps with a stake!
2. Upload your episode to your own Youtube channel by midnight, July 8, 2012 and send us the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT wait until the last second to export your episode and upload it to Youtube. Things will most definitely go wrong! Not to worry though, any episode that doesn't make it in time automatically qualifies for the next contest.
3. Judging is partially based on Youtube viewer counts, so tell your friends and subscribe to our Youtube channel and Facebook page for latest updates on the contest.
Episodes will be judged based on Youtube views, story, production value, acting, action, and comedy. The judging panel will consist of Hollywood professionals - Directors, Writers, Producers, Stunt Coordinators, Agents, etc., which will be announced during the competition (Note: exact panel may change subject to professional commitments).
Fist Place - $1000
Second Place - $500
Third Place - $250
48 hr Film
Competition - $250
Winning entries will receive featured episode placement on The Hunted website, Youtube Channel, Facebook, and will be featured at upcoming festival screenings.
Qualified entries will also be seen in The Hunted Feature Film
(aka the "fine print")
These Official Rules are subject to change at any time and retroactively apply back to the date of first publication. Please read and review carefully and often!
The contest begins upon publication of the Official Contest Rules and ends July 8, 2012.
WHO MAY ENTER
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Entries submitted and judged by past Hunted contests are ineligible. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Not sure why the contest would be prohibited anywhere and my advice would be to leave wherever it is you're not allowed to shoot a Hunted episode.
If you are not registered with Youtube, you will be required to create a free user account. Once registered with YouTube, upload your video and send the link to email@example.com. The link to your video link can be found either in your browser window or by pressing the share button directly beneath the Youtube video.
The Hunted and/or organizers of this contest will not be held responsible in any way should the entrant fail to post his or her video properly or have their video removed from Youtube. Videos must comply with policies and community guidelines of YouTube.com. This means no copywritten music or other content that can be considered copyright infringement, and while harsh language and violence are an inherit part of the series, profanity is bleeped and depicted violence is not overly graphic. However, note that the "dark knight" scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail seems to exist happily on Youtube.
Contestants may submit as many episodes as inhumanly possible, although contestants can not win more than one prize.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
By entering this contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless The Hunted from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this contest including attack by vampires. Furthermore, The Hunted assumes no responsibility for any error or delay in transmission to YouTube, or technical malfunction of any kind, including human errors, which results in any injury or damage to entrants' or any other persons' computers related to or resulting from uploading or downloading any materials related to in this contest. In other words, no one gets hurt and we're not responsible for anything.
ORIGINAL CONTENT & OWNERSHIP
By entering the contest, entrant warrants that the video in its entirety, is a single work of original material made by the contest entrant that does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the video. By entering this contest, the entrant agrees that he/she has obtained the consent of all parties shown in the video. Entrant agrees to indemnify The Hunted for any claims brought against The Hunted relating, in any way, to the $1000 Hunted Youtube Contest described herein.
CONSENT TO LIMITED RELEASE
The entrant consents to allow The Hunted to use their name, likeness and submitted video on our official website at www.thehunted.tv, YouTube, Facebook, various film festivals, in any advertisements promoting these sites, and any subsequent broadcast or transmission of the submitted video regardless of medium or format. The entrant otherwise retains all rights to their video.
RIGHT TO MODIFY, CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
If for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, due to technical failures, vampire attack, or any other causes, whether or not such causes are beyond the control of The Hunted, we reserve the right to suspend the contest. We also reserve the right to update these rules to account for errors, omissions, or changes in guidelines or procedures.
All entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the panel. The judging process is within the sole discretion of the panel. All decisions of the panel are final and not subject to petition, review or dispute.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
We plan to announce the winners on our Facebook page sometime during the week following the deadline. Winners will also be contacted via email.
Neither the Hunted nor its promoters claim any affiliation with any company or product referenced herein, including, but not limited to Youtube, Facebook, or any of their related companies, affiliates or products.
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!