Ed Burns To Make A New Short Film Each Month In 2013, With Help From Twitter Followers
from the neat-experiments dept
We’re always interested in neat experiments concerning creativity. We’ve written about filmmaker Ed Burns, who has plenty of “big” Hollywood credits to his name, but last year went “micro” with a $9,000 budget film. It appears he’s still continuing down that inexpensive indie route. His latest plan, as announced on Twitter, is to release a new short film each month in 2013 telling a longer story in four separate arcs: winter, spring, summer and fall.
To make this happen, he’s made it clear that he’s going to rely on his Twitter followers for help, from acting to scouting locations and more. It’s clearly an experiment, but certainly fits into the kinds of thing that “the internet” does well. We’ve seen musicians release a “new song every week” or “a new song every day” or something similar. So why not have a filmmaker build a movie in chapters, somewhat serially? And, of course, it only makes sense to make it happen while involving his biggest fans.
Every time we see stories about how the changing market has made it more difficult for artists to create, we see stories like this which suggest the exact opposite. It’s easier than ever to create. It’s all about figuring out cool ways to embrace all of those opportunities.