Edit Final Cut of New Movie, The Power of Few, Courtesy of Crowdsourced Contest

June 3, 2011

11:30 am

If you ever dreamed of working in Hollywood, well, now you can – without even moving there.

Director/writer Leone Marucci and star Q’orianka Kilcher (from Terrence Malick’s The New World) are inviting online audiences to determine the final cut of their new film, The Power of Few, with a digital editing contest, ‘Scene 64.’  Participants can view raw film footage and use editing tools on the film’s website to cut a scene from the film.  Whichever is chosen as the favorite (as determined by votes) will be used in the finished film, and – get this – the winner will receive a screen credit.

Scene 64 features Kilcher and co-star Jesse Bradford (Bring It On, Flags of Our Fathers) in an action sequence shot on location in New Orleans. The film revolves around an enigmatic smuggling ring’s efforts to steal a priceless artifact and also stars Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can, Wedding Crashers, hilarious SNL guest) and Christian Slater (True Romance, Very Bad Things).

The website also allows you to download pages of the script; access a video library containing all footage shot on location; and edit the scene as they envision it.   Entrants will also have access to audio tracks from the film’s score by Grammy-winning Mike Simpson, whose composing credits include the film soundtracks of Fight Club and Zoolander and acclaimed work as co-writer/producer on the Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique” album.

So, more details about the contest: June 21 is the first day to publish your final cut in the Scene Gallery; voting also begins.  On July 21, voting closes.  One of top 30 edits with the most votes will be included in the final cut of The Power of Few.  Winner is announced on July 28.  Good luck!

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Monika Jansen is a writer and editor who is happiest pounding out blog posts, newsletters, website content, and other materials. Follow her at: @monikacjansen

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