Think you have what it takes to be the next Rodriguez, the next Tarantino, the next Scorsese? Then stop what you're doing and submit your short film to this year's Project Greenlight competition. HBO is relaunching the series along with producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon who will guide the winning director during the process of making a feature film from pre-production and casting through principal photography and post-production. The reality show will document the highs and lows of this director's experience throughout the entire production. Affleck spoke about the show's exciting return and Damon emphasized this could be a career changing platform.
Project Greenlight was ahead of its time. Now that technology has caught up to the concept, we thought it was a perfect time to bring it back. A whole new generation of filmmakers have grown up sharing everything, and the next big director could be just an upload away. It is really great having Project Greenlight back at HBO.
Project Greenlight works - careers have been launched and sustained as a direct result of this contest. Pete Jones, John Gulager, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are just a few of the PGL alums who've gone on to do great things in Hollywood, and Ben and I are really proud of that.
Interested? Check out the submission guidelines here and should you qualify - get that film uploaded! Submissions are open now through August 8, 2014.
Need some motivation? Then check out this list of 16 short films that launched the careers of some of today's greatest directors including Stephen Daldry (The Hours), Mike Judge (Extract), and Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood).
Project Greenlight will be produced for HBO by Adaptive Studios in association with Pearl Street Films and Miramax; executive producers, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Marc Joubert, TJ Barrack, Perrin Chiles, Marshall Lewy and Zanne Devine.