Hey folks, Harry here… It is less than 22 days till the start of FANTASTIC FEST 2010. There’s just enough time for you to get involved in the 2010 Fantastic Fest bumper contest.The usual requirements for the Bumpers still apply, that they be 15 seconds long and end with the word FANTASTIC being spoken, however you like. Also in past years – we’ve required people to make use of a kid. That is not a requirement this time. And we usually ask that they adhere to some specific genre.
This time. The genre is a favorite of FANTASTIC FEST. The sub-genre of “INAPPROPRIATE”. We’re asking for you, to create a 15 second bumper that is somehow INAPPROPRIATE. That could be through dialogue, sight gags, sickening imagery, exciting imagery… But we want audiences to actually scream OHMYGOD!!! when they see your bumpers. We want something that leaves an impression. Great filmmakers that have worked in the realm of the INAPPROPRIATE sub-genre include the king, JOHN WATERS, TAKASHI MIIKE, LARRY CLARK, KENNITH ANGER, HARMONY KORINE, TOM SIX, FRANK HENENLOTTER, GASPAR NOE, ABEL FERRARA, early PETER JACKSON, ELI ROTH, RUGGERO DEODATO, SRDJAN SPASOJEVIC and of course SATORU OGURA.
A lot to live up to? Yeah – but I’m telling you – if your brain says, “OH NO, WE CAN’T DO THAT” – “OH YES YOU CAN” – Unless of course it is illegal and results in somebody’s unwilling pain.I'm hoping that eventually they'll post (or I'll find) them all online. In the meantime here's the VERY NOT SAFE FOR WORK example that won the contest. You may find it disturbing - you have been warned...
Cherry Pie from MJP on Vimeo.
Update: In addition to the winning bumper here are some other Fantastic Fest intros I dug up. Please assume they're all NSFW - unless you work for Fantastic Fest. ;-)
The first one is by far the best of the baby's meeting a horrible fate genre that seemed to pervade the content I saw at the actual festival - behold Plan B...
Then there's one of my favorites wherein a Transformer like creature takes liberties with a SUV
This next one has three different bumpers that appear to be from the same group
Blankey's Shooting Range
What if you combined three of the most notorious prior Fantastic Fest films.... ?