• Aug 26th 2008 at 7:59AM
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If you want to be the next critically acclaimed filmmaker, the Ford Mustang may be your ticket to an audience of millions. Ford and Filmaka.com are teaming up on a contest to see who can create the best Mustang-themed script. Would-be filmmakers can choose from one of eight Mustang stories or pick a tale of their own, then write a script about it. The people with the top 20 scripts as chosen by Ford and Filmaka.com will get a budget of $5,000 to produce their film, along with contacts at local Mustang clubs for the use of vehicles to shoot. Those 20 winners will have two weeks to submit their finished work, and nine winners and an alternate will receive an additional $5,000 in prize money. The top 10 will also get the chance to create a promo that will appear on network TV. The grand prize winner gets the opportunity to direct a film for promotional materials for the 2010 Mustang.

That's a pretty cool contest for aspiring filmmakers everywhere, but there isn't much time at all to get in on the fun. The contest ends on August 26 (today!), and the top 20 winners will need to have their initial work completed by September 16.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm gonna guess a Bullit remake with the new charger and Mustang is going to be out of the question for 5 grand.
      • 7 Years Ago
      $5K!! What the hell kind of movie can one make with $5000? That would be the lowest budget film since Clerks.
        • 7 Years Ago
        yep 5k is a joke. good luck guys

        • 7 Years Ago
        For $10,000 El Mariachi was made and is the precursor to Tarantino's "Desparado" and then "Once Upon A Time In Mexico". So a full motion picture can be made. Hell, you can make almost any Clint Eastwood Western for 10-20k

        Here are more figures for you.
        Movie / Budget to Make
        The Brothers McMullen 25K
        Blair Witch 35K
        Gabriella 50K
        Super Size Me 65K

        30 Second Mustang Commercial cost versus a full movie? PRICELESS
        • 7 Years Ago
        As a film student, I can personally attest to having worked with a SUPER low budget. Some of the guys and girls in my class did some truly amazing things with a crappy digicam and some creative lighting. Their acting, on the other hand....not so much.

        But you'd be very surprised what could be done especially by film students or just creative people. Like Clerks you pointed out.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Red, I know I was just being snarky early in the morning!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Guys when you put up this thing you forgot to point out the urgnecy! The script has to be handed in TODAY!
      • 7 Years Ago
      THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP AUTOBLOG!!! [yah, jerks...]
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kinda sucks we're just hearing about it the same day it ends. *cough cough*
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess this is what happens when you cut a lot of money from your advertising department.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Please, do our product placement, marketing and advertising for us!

      That slow motion burnout video from a few weeks ago would have been even better with the brand new bullit mustang.

      Or something like that old Saab commercial with all the jumps and up on two wheels stunt driving.

      Here is a better idea, just like Top Gear does soccer with VW Polos and Renaut Clios, they could do full contact American style football with all brand new GT500s.

      I win!
      • 7 Years Ago
      On that 5K budget, I would take the original chase scene from Bullitt and try to electronically replace Steve's 68 Stang with the new one and the bad guy's Charger with a Black Challenger. Then take out the VW that keeps showing up and the extra hubcaps that come off the Charger...I do love that movie!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I got an idea for a story see a guy buys a girl a brand new mustang in 1964 and then she doesn't want to let him ride anymore-call it um,Mustang Sally.If any one wants to pad it out a little I will split the prize with you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Shouldn't they have been advertising this long ago, so people that actually wanted to get in on this could?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sounds like they ran out of ideas for Knight Rider episodes....
        • 7 Years Ago
        Or they realized that the Camaro is getting a helluva lot of attention from Transformers.
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