So you know how Doritos, for the past few years, has hosted a competition that invites filmmakers from all over the United States to submit a 30 second commercial which may be played on the Super Bowl? Well, this year, they opened it up to not only the USA, but the world... and we at Scattered Films are ready to take on the world! My team and I decided to create something different than what we've seen in years past-- no animals, no gimmicks-- just an honest portrayal of love, innocence, peace and the American spirit. So we came up with this heartwarming commercial for Doritos and we need your views, ratings and support to win the big daddy of prizes. Please watch, rate and comment... and most of all, share it with everyone you know! Your help makes all the difference. Being one of the top viewed, rated and commented-on videos helps us get the judges attention at FritoLay. They'll be the ones to pick the 20 Semi-Finalists, followed by the 5 Finalists, and then after that, we'll REALLY need your votes to make it to the Super Bowl. THANK YOU to everyone involved in the making of this project and to everyone who I know will share it!
TO WATCH, RATE AND COMMENT (AND MAKE IT COUNT), GO TO THE DORITOS SITE HERE:
We should know by December 11, 2013 if we are one of the 20 semi-finalists. At that point, Frito-Lay will review all the submissions and narrow them down to the top 5. Once we're there, like I said above, we'll REALLY need your help and support! That's where the public vote comes in and decides which commercial submissions make it to the Super Bowl!!! Please stay tuned to the Scattered Films Facebook page, my personal Facebook page and the Doritos website to see if we made it to the Finals and how you can VOTE!!
Unfortunately, "Sending Love" did not make it to the semi-finalist round of the competition. However, we had a fantastic time not only making the commercial, but marketing it and sharing it with our friends, family and community. We had a great radio interview with Jim and Doris at the Florida radio station, WLKF 1430, an article written about us in not one, but two local publications, AND an in-studio interview with NBC 11Alive's DeMarco Morgan! Links to all of these things below...
11 Alive Interview:
11Alive Interview: http://www.11alive.com/news/article/314489/3/Doritos-ad-with-Atlanta-ties-among-most-viewed-in-Super-Bowl-contest
11 Alive News Article:
Atlanta Business Chronicle Article:
A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to everyone who supported us along the way with your views, ratings, comments, shares and prayers!!
Now that we're finished with "Friends Like Mine", we thought that this past week would be a great time to celebrate our artistic collaboration with those that made it all possible! For our cast, crew and their special guests, we held a private red carpet premiere party at the Embassy Suites at Cobb Galleria. The evening started with drinks and photos by Natin Photography, and lead into the screening of the film. Mind you, this is the very first time that anyone has been allowed to see the film, despite pleas from multiple cast members and friends, we wanted everyone to see it together for the first time. As a director, it was so exciting to see everyone's reaction. We had a brief Q&A after the screening, which turned into more of a discussion about the film and how each person was affected. I really couldn't ask for more out of this project than to have the story affect people in a
personal way. Mission accomplished. Following the Q&A, we watched back the film one more time, but with open discussion throughout. I've never been to a screening like that, but found it very fun. I'd definitely recommend that to anyone who does a premiere for a short (not a feature.. most people won't want to sit through nearly 4 hours of anything). We were able to answer questions about particular shots, why we made the choices we did, and what inspired different aspects of the film, as well as call attention to the background talent, favorite moments the actors created and get a little goofy. All in all, the night was an absolute success! THANK YOU to every single person involved in the production of "Friends Like Mine". This was a very successful team effort that
required a dedicated, talented group of people. Also, a huge thank you goes to Dale for helping put together the event, Natin for taking care of our photography and to Georgia Carpet Recovery for providing our red carpet.
Now, we wait for film festival acceptances! We'll be announcing acceptances as they come on our Scattered Films facebook page, so be sure to "like" it so you can stay up-to-date and have the chance to see it for yourself when it comes to a festival near you! Hope to see you there!
I would simply like to share my love for life with you-- be it inspirational music, photography, written word, joyous works by local artists, theatre and independent films, travel, community outreach projects, silly musings and adventures, or little things I've learned along the way. All categories are open for discussion! If there's something you'd like to hear more about, just ask!